Our Day – Tuesday, March 24 – Day 5

Good Morning! Thank you for the pictures!  They make my heart sing!

Morning Work – Start off your learning day by completing your weather graph, noting the temperature on the section of the graph you color in and the type of cloud you see.  Use the symbols on the cloud finder.

Then check out each others blogs and leave a comment or two. Thanks for writing and staying connected.  So many of you have posted new things it will be hard to list them all.  Brady and Vera took time to do the tornado assignment.  Vera wrote a poem and Brady created a picture.  I don’t know if he meant to or not, but I think his tornado has a face and arms and legs.  It could be the character of a great story.  Brady, Landon, Sophie and Holden all wrote short pieces about seasons.  Edward and Piper both need your comments and suggestions to keep writing.  Check out all the comments of your classmates have left about reading.  They have fabulous book recommendations – you can see who was thinking about character traits and everyone is reading  great books! 📚📖📗 I am impressed!

Morning Meeting – It seems to me that it will be good for us to think again about gratitude and joy.  We are all feeling a bit out of sorts because we’d rather be having something else happen and we can’t do anything about this. Elena’s shared what was happening in her book.   Junie B. Jones and her class were bringing “thankful bags” to school.  That gave me this idea.

First, let’s start by listening an old favorite,  The Rainbow Fish.  After listening, please go to your blog and make a list of between 3 and 5 things that you could share with others that would make they happy and a second list of 3 to 5 things that have been shared with you, that have made you happy.  The added challenge is to see if you can choose things that cost no money to put on your list.  If you feel stuck you can go to my blog.  I made a new post about it there.

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like here are a couple different Go Noodle videos here and here. One is for moving and one is for relaxing.

Reading – Writing – Science and Art

Shared Reading – Yesterday you looked and and listened to a lot of information about tornadoes.  Today we are going to explore hurricanes.  First, here’s a new poem.  I like the homonyms.

Weather   – anonymous.              

Whether the weather be fine,                             Here’s a link to Mystery Doug 

Or whether the weather be not,                         What is worse a hurricane or 

Whether the weather be cold,                                  a tornado?

Or whether the weather be hot,

We’ll weather the weather

Whatever the weather,

Whether we like if or not!


Here is a link to Pebble Go about Extreme Weather. After you log in click on the hurricane, listen and learn.

Here is another link to a magazine article, Let’s Look at Hurricanes.  It has great photographs.

And here’s a BrainPop video explaining even more about Hurricanes.

And finally, you might like to explore some parts of this LightBox Book about Hurricanes.  It will read to you, has videos, weblinks and activities.  There is a lot of information there. Use the features tool bar at the bottom left to find out where each feature is in the book.

Now that you’ve learned about hurricanes, take time to write a poem, an informational piece or a narrative story that features a hurricane.  You might want to create a piece that compares hurricanes with tornadoes. Consider using all your elaboration strategies as you write.

Add an original piece of artwork or illustrate it with images online to create a blog post to share  what you think is most interesting about this form of extreme weather.

Take a break, go outside, run around – How many toe touches can you do in a minute? – play a game, make some art.

ReadingFind a nice quiet place to read and enjoy at least 30 minutes with a great book.  If you’re wishing for some new book/reading options you can find some fabulous picture book recordings at Storyline Online and recorded books here at Audible. The Elementary selections look great.  Enjoy!  Mrs. McComb has some great resources on the library site.  They are across the top starting with March Activities.

At the end of reading today describe your favorite part of the book so far – or out of the whole thing.  Please take time to explain your choice and why. We’ll talk more about character traits tomorrow.

Have some lunch, play a game, practice your recorder.  Mrs. Oliver has a couple new songs for us on Thursday.

Write something that makes you happy – if you have time.  You’ve already done a lot of writing about sharing and hurricanes today.

Math – Choose another one of the worksheets sent home for math warm up (if you have any left).  Here is a worksheet to remind you of how multiplication and division are connected and to help you practice writing story problems. page 148.  Remember, if you’re trying to do the  division get some pennies, Legos or pasta so you can count out the the large group and then divide it up.  For example if you’re trying to solve 28 ÷ 4 = ___ Count out 28 things.  Divide them into groups of 4 and find out how many groups you have.  It also works to sort the 28 things  into 4 equal groups and find out how many  are in each group.

Next, here are today’s problems to choose from.  See if there are two that feel like just right challenges.   You can solve them in your journal or on a piece of paper.  It would be helpful to put the color and the date the problem was posted.  Thank you.

There were five boxes of raisins.  Each box had 213 raisins in it.

How many raisins were there altogether when they put them in a bowl?

Landin, Anna and Estella each ate 72 of the raisins from the bowl, how many would be left?

Four friends collected acorns.

They each collect 327.

How many acorns did they collect altogether?

They used 650 of the acorns in craft projects.  How many of the acorns were left?

Van, Max and Justin each collected 137 basketball cards.

How many basketball cards did they collect altogether?

Elena, Sophie, Katherine and Piper each collect 129 Harry Potter cards.

How many Harry Potter cards did they collect altogether?

Were there more basketball cards or Harry Potter cards?

How many more were there?

There were three bowls of Cheez-its.  Each bowl had 127 crackers in it.

How many crackers were there altogether?

If Paul, Landon and Vera each ate 32 of the crackers, how many would be left?

Five kids read for 30 minutes. 

They each read 28 pages.

How many pages did they read altogether?

Holden had 36 grapes.  He shared them evenly with between himself and 3 friends.  How many grapes did each of them have?

Inquiry Workshop – Social Studies  –  Our goal is to have the travel journal page completed by the end of March and ready to share on April 6th.  You may want to begin writing what you have researched now and see how many of your pages you can complete before you finish researching.  Please stay true to the note-taking skills we’ve been learning and don’t copy – always use your own words.  You can find your assignment and notes in the blue folder so you are sure of what parts need to be worked on.

Our regular Tuesday ends with Challenges and Phys. Ed.