Our Day – Wednesday, April 1 – Day 11

🥳🎂🎉Happy Birthday Estella!🎉🎂🥳

Good Morning! Happy April Fools Day!

Morning Work – I hope you will start off your learning day by completing your weather graph – I think we should be able to use the same one we began on March 18, 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.

Stop to put your gratefulness rock in your pocket.  Think of something new that you are grateful for as your day begins and add it to your Gratitude Jar.  Then check out each others blogs and leave a comment or two.

Keep up with independent reading suggestions by checking out all the comments of you’ve all been leaving and keep reading each and every day!

Morning Meeting It’s Wonderful Wednesday.  To begin our day, here’s a video of Ms. Griffenhagen reading, I Am Enough.  It fits really well with our conversation about gratitude and feeling confident in who you are. Next watch this video about the importance of practicing gratitude.  What’s on your Top 10 List?  We’d love to see your list in a blog post. 


Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two  Go Noodle videos here, No Crust dance and here, You are Courage mindful moment.

Reading, Writing, Science and Art

Shared Reading

Let’s start with a new song to the tune of “Oh My Darling”

What’s the weather?

What’s the weather?                                      Listen to Wild Weather

What’s the weather, everyone?                    The author created characters

Is it windy?                                                      to share weather facts.

Is it cloudy?                                                     I think it is different

Is there rain?                                                  and unique.

Or is there sun?

Take a break, go outside, run around, sing,  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!

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.  Relax.

Writer’s Workshop  –  Over the next six days we will work little by little to craft a piece of writing sharing the weather information you have been collecting.  Today we will write the lead.  We learned  about 4 types of  leads and conclusions. They are:

Snapshot leads that paint a picture,

Dialogue leads where conversation opens the writing,

Question leads the pique your interest through questions and

Onomatopoeia leads that open with sounds.

Before you begin read through the leads on the chart.  These are from four nonfiction books about frogs.

Look at the lead from Super Storm by Seymour Simon that you listen to on Monday.











Look at the lead to Wild Weather  by Thomas Kingsley Troupe that you listened to today.






Using that information, decide how you will begin your writing about wild weather.  What kind of lead will you use to hook your readers?

When you have decided, open a blog post and write your lead.  It is likely to introduce your topic in several detailed sentences that use the elaboration strategies all authors use.  When you have finished writing your lead.  Stop and save your draft.  Don’t submit it.  You’ll be adding more tomorrow

(If you have bits and pieces of your travel journal to finish up, do them when you have time.)

Math – Great job yesterday with the Chocolate math.  (Here’s a tip : using the option key and the / together will allow you to type the division symbol÷.). Today in honor of Estella’s birthday let’s do some cupcake math for the first part of our math warm up.

Here are three pictures of boxed cupcakes.  Without telling us which picture you selected, please create a blog post sharing the four equations in the fact family represented by the box you chose.   After, that write one story problem that would fit with one of the equations in the family.







Complete this More Missing Numbers&Fact Families worksheet to help you have even more practice with fact families in the second part of the math warm up

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!

Sophie has 2,232 crayons.  She threw away 267 because they were broken.   How many crayons did she have left?

Round your answer to the nearest 10.

Round your answer to the nearest 100.

Piper went to the store and counted 21,624 pairs of shoes.  She went to another store and counted 2,531 pairs of shoes. 

How many pairs to shoes did Piper count in total?

How many shoes did she see altogether?

Round that answer to the nearest hundred and to the nearest one thousand.

Katherine had a bake sale.  She sold pieces of Tiger Fudge for $.20 each. 

At the end of the sale she had earned $14.40.

How many pieces of Tiger Fudge did Katherine sell at the bake sale?

(Hint:  How many .20’s = 1.00?)

Landon bought 28 cans of food for his dog, Kelty. 

If Kelty ate two cans of food each day, how many days worth of food did Landon buy?

If each can of dog food sold for $1.35, how much money did Landon spend when he bought the food?

There are eights books in the Clementine book series.

Four of them have 212 pages each. 

Four of them have 184 pages each.

How many pages are there in the series altogether?

If Vera read half of the pages, how many pages would she have left to read?

Holden has 1,374 crayons.  Edward has 2,896 crayons.

How many more crayons does Edward have than Holden?

Brady has 512 fewer crayons than Holden has.  How many crayons does Brady have?

If Holden, Edward and Brady put their crayons altogether, how many crayons will that be?

If you’ve worked through that, it’s definitely time for a game here at ABCya. If you want to try Prodigy talk to your parents.  Sophie recommends Adventure Man and Counting Quest on ABCya.  Check them out. Did anyone else find another game to recommend?  Leave the name in a comment so we can all have fun. Did anyone else find another game you like.  Leave the name in a comment so we can all have fun.

UA’s for today…

Spanish ~ I know Señora Murphy has posted some new lessons for you to explore. Library ~ there are lots of great resources there for read aloud, and opportunities to draw with author illustrators like Mo Willems (Piggie and Gerald) and Jarrett Krosoczka (Lunch Lady)