Our Day Tuesday, April 7

☀️Good Morning! It was great to see so many of you yesterday morning!  It was great to see Ms. Vas and read her comments on you blogs.  Mrs. Nardone has visited your blogs too.

Morning Work –Start 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.

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 I have chosen books that remind us of the importance of celebrating ourselves. I don’t know about you, but I try to follow the rules.  It makes me feel more comfortable.  But that’s not how it is for Tacky!

Let’s listen to Tacky the Penguin. Tacky might be an odd bird, but he’s a good bird to have around!  And yet… Take some time to create a Pro and Con list by thinking about what it might be like to have Tacky as a classmate or as part of your family.  At the bottom of the Pro/Con list about Tacky make note of a few of your unique personality traits that make you  “a good bird to be around.” Post it on your blog.

I like Tacky a lot.  Here is a sheet where you’re encouraged to Create Art Like Tacky and pictures of Tacky and his friends for puppets.  These are totally just for fun.

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two  Go Noodle videos here to move to Boom Chicka Boom and here to Release Your Warrior.

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

You did a great job with yesterday’s riddles.  Here are the answers: carrot, there are no stairs in a one- story house and trouble.

Riddle #1 I’m always on the dinner table, but you don’t get to eat me.  What am I?

Riddle #2 What word contains 26 letters but only has three syllables?

Riddle #3 What can you hear, but not see or touch even though you control it? 

If  you’ve got an answer for any of today’s riddles, leave your guess in a comment.

Listen to The Case of the Climbing Cat, another High-Rise Private Eye mystery.  After listening complete The Detective Case Report.  Please find a way to share it by sending a photo in an email or by creating a post on your blog.

Take a break, go outside, run around, sing,  play a board game, make some art.

Independent 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, choose two or three things from the Book Talk Questions grid when you leave a comment about what you read today on the blog.  I am very grateful to those who’ve been taking the time to thoughtfully respond.  I can tell you are serious about thinking and expressing your ideas fully.

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 April 2 and we learned about topic sentences and paragraphing.  You wrote about your first subtopic.

Yesterday you wrote your about your second subtopic.

When you’re ready to write today,  go to all posts and open your weather post.  Read your feedback and make revisions to your lead or paragraphs.  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 your last subtopic (the fourth type of extreme weather) 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.  If you haven’t already, complete your planner – think about supplies you have on hand, talk to your family and then begin creating.  Today, hopefully, you’re working on souvenir 2.  The plan is to submit a photograph of your completed souvenirs on Monday, April 13.

Math – For today’s math warm up complete An Array of Fact Families  and then listen to One Hundred Hungry Ants.  Did you notice the different arrays?    Here is a game that was inspired by this book.  It is Line ‘Em Up.

Here’s what you need for the game:  A partner.  I “played” with Maggie… stuffed animals work too.


one Line ‘Em Up record sheet ~ Line ‘Em Up record sheet

one 1-6 dice and one 4 -9 dice.  (I put stickers on a die and changes the number.  If you don’t have dice, use pieces of paper that you draw out of a bowl.

about 100 counters.

Once you have your supplies, player 1 rolls both dice and writes the equations on her side of the record sheet to show the product.

Player 1 counts out that many counters and divides them into lines – like the ants did.

Player 1 divides his counters into 2 line first and record his finding.  Then he divides them into 3, 4, 5, and 6 lines.

Player 2 repeats the same steps.

Here are some of the steps of our game:

Mrs Eaves:










Take the time to go through each step with the counters even if you know the problems. The point of this activity is to understand what remainders are.

After you’ve played both rounds, add all the remainders.  The player with the higher total wins.

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 sorted her Legos by size.  She had 2,567 small Legos, 4,934 medium Legos and 12,385 large Legos.

How many Legos did Sophie have altogether?

Sophie used 15,768 of the Legos to build a village.

How many Legos were left?

Katherine collected Shopkins.  She had 423 fruity characters, 147 candy characters and 286 cakey characters.

One fourth (1/4) of her Shopkins were plush figures.  How many plush Shopkins did she have?

Piper collected 24 stones.  She divided them into 3 even rows.

How many stones were in each row?

Piper divided them again and put them into four even rows.

One fourth of the stones were white. 

How many stones were not white?

Landon chose 36 of his favorite books.  He divided them into 4 equal groups.

How many books were in each group?

He divided them again into 3 equal groups. 2/3 of them had blue letters for the titles.

How many of the books did not have that color for the title?

The class practiced Hot Cross Buns on their recorders.  They played it three times. 

There are 17 notes in the song.

How many notes did each person in class play during the practice?

How many notes did the class play altogether in the practice?

Vera had a collection of shells. 

She sorted them.  She had 11,054 colorful shell, 21,407 shimmery shells, 16,832 jingle shells and 2,356 twisty shells.

How many shells did she have altogether?

She gave 18,756 of them to her friends.  How many shells did she have left?

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…

Challenges and Phys. Ed.  Here is the link to their website if you need some suggestions for how to stay active and fit.

I hope you had a great day!  You’ve got this!


💕Mrs. Eaves