Good Morning! I hope you had a great weekend! I was able to visit my mom and dad – from afar- and bring them meals for the week. They are doing well and dad feels as though he is gaining. I hope you have positive news to share too. We’ll meet this morning in Zoom at 10:00.
Morning Work – Let’s start our learning day by completing your weather graph, noting the date and temperature on the section of the graph you color in along with the cloud type 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 you’ve each been leaving. Keep reading each and every day!
Morning Meeting – This week I have chosen books to remind you of the importance of celebrating yourselves. You are dealing with something no one else has ever done. You are learning in a whole new way. You deserve to be proud of yourselves. You are doing it- we are doing it together.
Let’s start by listening to Calvin Can’t Fly – I love how unique Calvin and how he is connected to weather. 😁 When you finish listening take some time to complete this All About Me page, adapted from a page of The Big Life Journal. Write and draw on it to remind yourself of the things that make you unique and special. If you’d like, post it on your blog or send a picture when you’ve finished it.
I suspect this is where our Zoom meeting will fit into Our Day.
Our last two chapter read-alouds were mysteries: The Mystery at Pine Lake and Winterhouse.
Let’s start a genre study about mysteries.
Shared Reading – Instead of poems, let’s start this genre study with some riddles. Just like mysteries, you have to solve riddles by thinking about what you know in new ways.
Riddle # 1 What’s bright orange with green on top and sounds like a parrot?
Riddle #2 There’s a one-story house where everything is yellow. The walls are yellow. The doors are yellow. Even all the furniture is yellow. The house has yellow beds and yellow couches. What color are the stairs?
Riddle #3 What’s really easy to get into, and hard to get out of?
If you’ve got the answer, leave it in a comment.
What makes a mystery and mystery? Here is a Detective’s Dictionary to help answer that question. Open it up and read the 11 words and their mystery definitions. Did you learn any new words and phrases?
Here’s a our first mystery The High Rise Private Eyes Case #001 The Case of the Missing Monkey. When you finish listening, we’ll use Ingredients of a mystery to name what we discovered. Try to do it on your own before you check what I discovered here at 001 The Case of the Missing Monkey . Tomorrow I’ll ask you to try completing the form on you own.
Take a break, go outside, run around, sing, play a game, make some art.
Independent 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. Relax.
Writer’s Workshop – Today we’ll continue writing about weather. Here’s a review of the steps we’ve taken so far if you want to check back on our writing process.
We began with a lead on April 1.
Then we used our concept map to make a plan on April 2 and we learned about topic sentences and paragraphing. You wrote about your first subtopic.
When you’re ready to write today go to all posts on your blog and open your weather draft. Read your feedback and make revisions to your lead or paragraph. Delete the feedback and add the next new paragraph(s) about that one subtopic. Remember to use your elaboration strategies. When you have finished writing about that subtopic STOP and save your draft. Don’t submit it. You’ll be adding more the next time you write.
(If you have bits and pieces of your travel journal to finish up, do them when you have time.)
Inquiry Workshop – Social Studies – Let’s work on our souvenirs this week. You might be able to find your souvenir planner in your blue folder. Complete your planner – think about supplies you have on hand, talk to your family and then begin creating. We’ll try to work on one each day this week. The plan will be to submit a photograph of your completed souvenirs on Monday, April 13.
Math – We’ll keep practicing solving multiplication and division problems. Some of the problems on the worksheet today use letters to represent the unknown. For example: 12÷6 = b. The answer would be written b = 2.
Make sure you’ve got whatever you use for manipulatives (pennies, legos, beads…) near by so you can check your thinking if needed as you solve the problems on today’s warm up pages: More Story Problems 1 and More Story Problems 2
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!
Anna had a collection of stones. She had 1,473 stones that had quartz crystals in them. She had 856 that had feldspar in them. How my stones did she have altogether?
Anna friends gave her 247 stones made of agate. How many stones did she have then?
Van had a collection of 12,000 Legos before he began building robots out of them.
He used 2,485 bricks to make the first robot, 3,067 bricks to make the second robot and 918 bricks to make the last robot.
How many Lego bricks did he use in all to make the three robots?
How many Lego bricks did he have left to use for other projects?
Piper organized her craft supplies.
She sorted and counted 1,327 beads, 2,684 stickers and 857 feathers.
How many supplies did Piper organize altogether?
She used half of them to decorate family gifts. How many craft supplies did she have left?
Justin was sorting his Legos by color.
He had three baskets.
He put red and blue in one basket.
He put yellow and white in one basket
He put black in the last basket.
Each basket held 134 Legos of each color.
How many Legos were in each basket?
How many Legos did Justin have altogether?
Elena went to a farm. She saw three pigs, three cows and fifteen chickens.
How many animal legs did she see altogether on the farm?
How many animal eyes did she see altogether on the farm?
Max was in charge of organizing snacks for himself and his 2 brothers. He made bags of trail mix.
When Max was done each of them had 15 raisins, 7 M&M’s, 5 pretzels and 14 Cheerios and 10 almonds in his bag of trail mix.
How many raisins did Max start with?
How many M&M’s did Max start with?
How many pretzels did Max start with?
How many Cheerios did Max start with?
How many almonds did Max start with?
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. 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…
Art – Click on new lessons and scroll down to find what Mrs. Nardone has for you to explore in Art today. If you explore the art gallery you’ll see new artwork this week from Brady and Anna. Technology. You’ll find the lessons Mrs. Herlihy left here at this link open the lesson that is next for you.
I hope you had a marvelous Monday. I’ll be looking for your work. I am so glad to meet with you. Comment and post often – it keeps us connected!