**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. Piper and Edward are holding out – they won’t finish their stories until they get a few more comments. Lots of you share how thankful you are for your family and many of you shared your engineering skills. There is a lot of effort and learning happening here.* You should be proud of yourselves. * Thanks for sharing and posting and staying connected.

Check out all the comments of your classmates have left about reading too. You’ll notice who is thinking about character traits, or favorite events. You just might find a new book for you.

* Morning Meeting* – Now that I’ve started thinking of what I grateful for, I’ve begun to think about things like being grateful to see and hear, to taste and feel. And that made me think of this book. Here’s a link to The Listening Walk. Enjoy! I like how this book is full of onomatopoeia so let’s see how we can combine sounds with gratitude and writing. First, make time to “go on a listening walk.” You decide – do you want to sit and listen right where you are, or do you want to go for a walk outside. Whatever you choose, make a list of as many sounds as you hear. Next sort them into natural and manmade sounds. And finally, choose the sounds you are most grateful for and share them in a poem or story on your blog. Try using onomatopoeia in this post. If you need an example to help you get started, there’s one on my blog.

**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 thinking about kindness.

**Reading, Writing, Science and Art**

Shared Reading – Do you know the difference between a snow storm and a blizzard? Let’s find out about this type of extreme weather today. First here’s a new poem by A.A.Milne:

* The More It Snows* Here’s John Rocco’s Blizzard

The more it. It’s his personal narrative from 1978.

SNOWS – tiddely -pom,

The more it. Here’s an article by Lauren Tarshis.

GOES – tiddely – pom She is the author of the I Survived series

The more it. It’s about The Children’s Blizzard of 1888

GOES – tiddely – pom And finally, here’s a video,

Snowing.

And nobody

KNOWS – tiddely- pom, Now that you’re a Blizzard expert.

How cold my Take some time to write about the

TOES – tiddely – pom difference between a snowstorm and

How cold my a blizzard. You could create a poem, a

TOES – tiddely – pom. story, an informational piece. If you’ve got

Are coffee filters or a cupcake liners, make

Growing. some snowflakes to illustrate your writing.

Post them together on your blog.

**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 that could be fun.

* Reading – *Find 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!

At the end of reading today, choose two or three things from the Book Talk Questions grid when you leave a comment about what you read today on the blog.

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

**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. Google Classroom is an option for making your pages too. 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* – Today our goal is to make sure that we can solve division story problems with dividends to 100. And we are going to try practicing solving division problems by finding an unknown factor.

(A * dividend* the the number that is being divided in the problem.

*are the two numbers being multiplied together.)*

**Factors**Here’s the first story problem: If I had 24 cookies and I wanted to divide them evenly among 6 children. How many cookies would each child get?

Step one: count out 24 pennies (It what I have to use as counters like we use the tiles in class.)

Step two: draw six kids

Step three: Start sharing pennies until they are gone to find out what a fair share is.

Step four: Write the equation. My answer is four.

What if someone said, “I could solve that because I know that 4 x 6 =24. So it just makes sense that 24 ÷6 =4. They’re in the same fact family.” Would they be right or not?

Edward had 35 baseball cards that he wanted to share evenly with seven friends. How many baseball cards would he give each of his friends. Edward said, “I know that. I know that 7 x 5 =35 so 35 ÷7 =5. My answer is that each friend would get 5 cards.”

I wasn’t certain so here are the steps I took to solve the problem.

Step one: Count out 35 pennies

Step two: Draw seven kids

Step three: Share the pennies until they are gone to find out what the fair share is.

Step four: Write the equation. My answer is 5. Each of the kids would get 5 baseball cards. I got the same answer as Edward did, but I got it in a different way. Can we both be right?

For today’s warm up choose at least two of the following problems to solve. Record all the steps of your math thinking either by recording and dating it in your journal or by photographing your steps and creating your own math teaching blog post.

- Seven candies fit into a treat bag. Jerry has 56 pieces of candy. How many treat bags can Jerry make?
- Our families are coming to school for a game night. Each table holds 8 people. There are 48 people coming to the game night. How many tables will we need?
- Six markers fit in a box. Olive has 36 markers. How many boxes can Olive fill.
- Mr. Guidi has 27 basketballs. He wants to put the same number in each storage bag. He has 3 storage bags. How many basketballs will Mr. Guidi put in each bag?
- There were 18 crackers. 3 kids wanted to share them fairly. How many crackers were in each fair share?

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 most helpful to put the color and the date the problem was posted. Thanks!

At baseball practice the players on Landon threw the ball 162 times. He batted the ball 63 times and fielded the ball 79 times. How much contact with a ball did Landon have at that practice?

If that was repeated three times each week for the entire month of May (there are four weeks in a month) how much contact with a ball would Landon have altogether in that month?

Mrs. Nardone bought 15 packets of crayons. Eight of the packets had 8 crayons and the other seven had 10 crayons. How many crayons did Mrs. Nardone buy in all?

Half of the crayons were triangular and half were round.

How many of each type of crayon were there?

Holden was doing a jigsaw puzzle that had 1,525 pieces in it.

He divided the puzzle pieces into five equal groups. How many pieces were in each group?

By Monday he had completed 3/5 (3 of the 5 groups)of the puzzle.

How many pieces did he still have left to put together then?

The birds are back and nesting.

The ornithologists are keeping track. They have found:

15 bluebird nests, with 4 eggs in each nest and

21 robin nests, with 6 eggs in each nest.

How many eggs were in the 36 nests altogether?

Elena collected 174 shells at the beach. She added them to her collection and now she has 360 shells.

How many shells did Elena start with?

Sophie had 1,209 books. Katherine had 1,136 books. If they put them together on a shelf, how many books would they have then?

Paul borrowed 140 and Holden borrowed 128 of the books the girls put on the shelf. How many books were left on the shelf then?

If you’ve worked through that, it’s definitely time for a game here at ABCDya. Brady and I especially like Math Bingo. Landon recommended Basketball Math Facts. Did anyone else find another game you like. Leave the name in a comment so we can all have fun. You could also make your own Tiguous board. All you need is a partner, 10 counters each and two dice. You can teach for family the game.

I know you began Spanish yesterday. Here is some information I forgot to share:

Hola familias – Hello families.

- Keep a journal of what you do for Spanish each week.
- Try practicing speaking aloud with another person, even if they do not speak Spanish.
- There are lots of Apps for children to learn Spanish to use on the computer and/or a tablet. I will do my best to compile a list of some suggestions.
- Practice 2x per week, 15 minutes each time.

Here’s the link to Mrs Oliver’s Online classroom. Remember, she’d love to hear from you and is hoping you’ll email her pictures of videos of the songs you are learning to play. Have fun making music!

Well done! You’ve completed another day. I miss you more than you can ever know. Thank you for all you effort. You are wonderful. 🙌🏼

❤️ Mrs. Eaves

So are you.

Good Morning Edward. How are you doing today?

So are we what Edward?

Let us know what you asking about so we can say yes or no.

👋🏻 Mrs. Eaves

he means when you said you are wonderful he said “so are you”.

Thanks for clarifying for me. I really did get it.

Oh my goodness! Maybe I’m going crazy.

Thanks for being wonderful too!

🙌🏼 Mrs. Eaves

PS Thank you for sending my your pages on Australia. You have been doing a LOT of work. Thanks for that too! 💕

Good and I recommend number slice.

Thanks I’ll make sure to suggest that tomorrow.

👌🏻 Mrs. Eaves

I read Be Prepared by Vera Brosgl. Vera found out she does not have rabies. And Vera passed a test

May

Hi May,

I’m still wondering why she thought she had rabies in the first place? Is she a characters who worries a lot about everything?

Thanks for sharing what you are reading.

📖 Mrs. Eaves

I read Junie B. Jones. by Barbara Park.

They had a “Thanksgiving feast” And Mays Mother brot what they had on the first Thanksgiving. And the lunch lady brot in a pumpkin pie and Junie thought that she would throw up .But she didn’t and she thought it was really good!

Elena!

Oh Junie! I can tell you really like that character. You seem as though you might share some common personality traits. What do you think?

Thanks for sharing your reading today and every day.

Thanks for being awesome!

Mrs.Eaves guess what? I finished all my school work on my schedual before lunch! My modo is if you get all you work done without breakes the rest of the day is your break! Hope to see you soon! You are wonderful! -Sophie

P.S the second weather link wasn’t working.

Congratulations Sophie! Woo-hoo!

Thank you for your hard work and effort. Sorry that link isn’t working it was a cool article about a blizzard in 1888.

No, no, no…you are wonderful!

Thanks for being awesome!😁

Mrs. Eaves

Yikes: I better get today’s chapter recorded before you ride off into the sunset!

I have an idea for our whole class, maybe we can do a Zoom meeting with our class. That’s how some of us have been getting in touch!

Hope to see you soon! I miss you!

Bye!

Hi Sophie,

I would like to do that too. I need to learn how to make it work. Can you teach me what to do?

I hope to see you too! I miss you!

💕 Mrs. Eaves

I think my mom can! Did you know schools going to be closed till at least May 4th. My mom said she doesn’t think were going back this year!

See you on at least May 4th.

And this had to happen now! One of our for sale houses on our naighbor hood is pending; were getting new naighbors and we don’t get to meet them till I’m May 4th!

Hi Sophie,

Just before I opened your comment I listened to the message from Dr. Lupini. It made me cry.

I bet you’ll be able to meet your new neighbors before the 4th just like you and Landon could talk from yard to yard and Piper could leave you chalk drawings in your driveway- you’ll find a way.

I know you will.

Thanks for staying on the sunny side!

💕☀️Mrs. Eaves

Landon

Today I read Wonder. I think the genre is drama because it is sometimes really dramatic.

I also think R.J. Palacio chose the title because Auggie is a wonderful kid and that matches with Wonder.

Hi Landon,

I think you’ve made a great connection. I agreed with you. I can see that you’ve added realistic fiction as the genre. I agree with that and also that it is full of drama.

You make great book choices!

Thanks for sharing your reading!

📖 Mrs Eaves

Also realistic fiction.

Hi Mrs.Eves

Hi Estella,

How are you? What has been your favorite thing about today?

It is beautiful and sunny and warm-ish! I’ve had fun reading different posts and seeing different photographs. But I am certainly going to need to learn how to use Zoom soon! I miss you terribly!

take care – 💕

Mrs. Eaves

I read The Sisters 8 by Lauren Baratz- Logsted with Greg Logsted and Jackie Logsted. The main carter is Annei. She is the older and loves to go on adventures. She takes care of her sisters.My favorite part is when they find out their parent are missing and separate in top different jobs.

Hi Estella,

If your parent went missing and you and your brothers had to divide up the jobs, what do you think your special talent would be?

I’m curious to know how you would divide up the jobs.

Thanks for sharing your reading!

📖 Mrs. Eaves

I read Easy Money it is about a boy named Will and he tries to babysit a kid named Lily and a lot of things go wrong.

-Katherine

Is it like the Babysitters Club or is it different because things go wrong?

Thanks for sharing your reading with us.

Keep on being awesome!

🙌🏼 Mrs.Eaves

Mrs. Eaves

Hi me and Sophie were talking about the zoom call in my driveway. My mom knows how to do it she said it was easy and she would teach you I miss my class so please take the offer.

Landon aka Lando

I miss our class too. I will definitely take you mom up on the offer.

Thank you!

❤️Mrs. Eaves

I read Dog Man by Dav Pilkey, and the story is about a dog headed cop who is fighting villains and one of them is an evil cat named Petey. My favorite part is when live hot dogs are attacking everywhere, and making little fires and lots of people are saying they’re cute.

Hi Anna,

Thanks for sharing your reading. Thanks for sharing that part – it is totally ridiculous. I am guessing that’s why you and so many others in our class. It is just funny – and yet, there is a message tool

I like Dogman a lot!

Keep on being awesome!

📖 Mrs. Eaves

My mom will e-mail you if want to set one up it is very very easy

Thank you.

💕Mrs. Eaves

My mom says she will email you or you will email you.

Thank you.

Mrs. Eaves

Hi Mrs. Eaves!

I completed the blizzard project on the blog. I completed 2 math worksheets. And my Sounds blog post.

Max

Hi Max,

Thanks for sharing. I found you sound post and will look for your blizzard post next.

Thanks for taking the time to do all of your work.

🙌🏼 Mrs. Eaves

If you are trying to use “Zoom” try calling Mrs.Lacroix 5L.

Elena!

Is she an expert? Thank you for the suggestion.

💕Mrs. Eaves