Chapter 36 – Part 2


Well, now what do you think?  What is your prediction about the ending?  How do you think the story will wrap up?  Leave your ideas in predictions in the comments below.

(Also – please comment on Edward and Piper’s last posts – Edward’s so he doesn’t dissolve 🤣 and Piper’s so she’ll finish the story and we can find out what happens. 🤗.)

Our Day Wednesday, March 25 – Day 6

Good Morning! 

Morning Work – I hope you will 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. Again, I am in awe at all the wonderful work you are doing.  You definitely know how to make others feel happy and appreciated.  And you recognize what makes you happy as well.  It is clear you know the importance of sharing – Max, Landon, May, Estella, Elena, Katherine, Sophie, Anna, Holden and Brady certainly know how to appreciate what they have.  Landon, Anna, Vera, Brady, Max, Landin, and Sophie have written extreme weather poems, narratives and informational comparisons. They are great!  Others have written about things that make them happy.  Sorry if I missed someone in this shout out!  You are all amazing! Thanks for writing and staying connected.  It is one way of sharing that will keep each other safe and happy!

Check out all the comments of your classmates have left about reading too.  They have fabulous book recommendations – you can see who was thinking about character traits, favorite events and who has finished a book that could be just right for you.

Morning Meeting – Let’s keep thinking about gratitude and joy.  Giving and kindness (when you remember not to be too competitive) are personality traits you all share!  You make 3E a great place to be!

Let’s start by listening to Quackenstein Hatches a Family.  Families are important.  They do a lot for us, and sometimes we forget to notice.  Create a post on your blog to let your family know all the ways you are grateful for them.  If you need an idea, I’ll create a sample on my blog.  Illustrate your post however you like – artwork, a photograph or both.

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

Reading and  Science

Shared Reading – For the last two days you’ve been learning about wind storms.  You’ve learned about tornadoes and hurricanes.  Today you’ll be thinking about the kinds of problems strong wind might cause and you’ll be thinking like an engineer to create different ways you can protect your house during a wind storm.   Here’s a new poem by John Ciardi:

Wouldn’t You?              

If I                                  

Could go                                                Here’s a Pebble Go link about Wind.

As high                                                log in, click on the wind link and listen

and low                                                  (hit refresh if it doesn’t open)

As the wind                    

As the wind.                    

As the wind

Can blow –

I’d go!

Next you’ll be watching a full Mystery Science video. How can you keep a house  from blowing away in a windstorm?  The video and questions take  about 18 minutes. The engineering activity takes at least 35 minutes. Then there is a short wrap-up video that is important/helpful to watch.  You’ll have to decide if you want to do it all in one day or  in two. I sent the worksheets you’ll need home for the activity in the bag of stuff.  If you’re not sure where they are, they are linked here: Paper House Model, Wind MakerDesign a Windproof House worksheet.  You’ll also need 4 more paper clips (one is in the baggie with your stuff), 6 toothpicks and 4 round stickers (four inch long pieces of tape will be fine.). The activity suggests you choose a partner.  Sorry there are no classmates near, but doing the activity when there is someone to bounce ideas off of and to help you is a good plan and strongly encouraged by me.

Please take pictures of your work and post them on your blog so we can see what you did – even if it didn’t work out as you’d hoped.

Take a break, go outside, run around play a game, make some art.  Maybe there’s something on this chart that you haven’t thought of and would find fun.

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 what’s happening now, and what you think will happen next – or if you read the whole book today, describe your favorite part.  Please take time to explain your choice and why.

Go outside, have some lunch, play a game, practice your recorder.  Mrs. Oliver has a couple new songs for us tomorrow.

Inquiry Workshop – Social Studies  –  Our goal is to have the travel journal (magazine) pages completed by the end of March and ready to share on April 6th. You can find your assignment and notes in the blue folder so you are sure of what parts need to be worked on.  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.  It’s okay to work in whatever writing program you have on your computer rather than using Print Shop.  You can choose the font type, size and color in Pages or Word and you add photographs the same way.  Do what you can and don’t worry about what you can’t.

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 149  Remember, if you’re trying to do the  division get some beads, crayons or pompoms so you can count out the the large group and then divide it up.  For example if you’re trying to solve 18 ÷ 6 = ___ Count out 18 things.  Divide them into groups of 6 and find out how many groups you have.  It also works to sort the 18 things  into 6 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 for doing that.

Anna went to the grocery shopping.  There were 24 boxes of bottled water.  Each box had 6 bottles in it.  She bought them all.

How many bottles of water did Anna buy?

She also went to get some oranges.  She bought 6 bags.  Each bag had 15 oranges. 

How many oranges did Anna buy?

Holden was reading some books from the I Survived series.  Each book had 126 pages.  He read 7 of them.

How many pages did Holden read altogether?

Brady was reading books in the Stick Dog series.  Each book had 224 pages.  He read 3 of them.

How many pages did Brady read altogether?

Who has read more pages in their series at this point?  Show how you know.

May really liked eating goldfish crackers.  She ate them for snack as often as she could.  She wanted to find out how many she ate in three days.

On the first day she ate 35 in the morning and 47 in the afternoon.

On the second day she ate two times as many goldfish as she had eaten on day 1.

On the third day she only ate half as many goldfish as she had on day 1.

How many goldfish did she eat altogether in those three days?

These more problems can be tricky… each coin has a different value.

Justin had 16 dimes, 34 nickels and 235 pennies.

How much money did he have altogether in dollars and cents?

He spent $3.55 when he went shopping.

How much money did he have left?

Max had 49 dimes, 17 nickels and 526 pennies.

How much money did Max have altogether in dollars and cents?

He went shopping and spent $7.35.

How much money did he have left?

Piper has discovered that Japan is a beautiful place.  It is the home of many unusual castles and temples.  Hemeji Castle was built in 1331.

The Golden Pagoda (or Temple) was built in 1397.

How old is the castle today?

How old is the pagoda today?

How much older is the castle than the pagoda?

Finish up with a game.  I forgot to say that yesterday. There are some really great games for practicing math facts and exploring  fractions here at ABCDya.  I especially like Math Bingo.  Did anyone find another game to recommend.  Leave the name in a comment so we can all have fun.

Spanish – Here is a first  and second activity from Señora.  She like you to practice a bit of Spanish for 15 minutes twice a week.  Here is your library connection.  I’ll send your Google Classroom login to your family

Thanks for working so hard today. You are amazing!

❤️ Mrs. Eaves

PS – Here’s the Best Banana Bread recipe from Mrs. Fields.  She said it was a favorite with the cooking club and yummy too.  Enjoy!