Our Day Monday – April 13

Good Morning!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!🐰

Morning Work – Start off your learning day by completing your weather graph, note 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.

Pick up you gratitude rock and think of something new to add it to your Gratitude Jar.  If you can’t think of anything, read through you strips and check through your blog comments.  Your friends have left some kind compliments there over the past few days and weeks.   The image on the left was posted by Nichola Stephenson.  I wanted to share it with you because you are each of those things!

Check out each others blogs and leave a comment or two. It feels great to be noticed.  Thanks for staying connected!🙌🏼☀️💕

Morning Meeting –  This week I’ve chosen to share classroom favorites of celebrating differences and friendship.  This weeks books are all by Amy Krouse Rosnethal. Let’s start by sharing Spoon, another reminder that it’s important to celebrate who we are. 

Fold and cut a regular piece of white paper into fourths.  On one section write Spoon and one sentence telling what you think the author’s message was or the theme of the book.  What did Spoon learn?  Turn it over and draw a picture of your favorite part of the story – be as simple or as detailed as you’d like.  Put it in a safe place – the plan/hope is that we’ll share your thoughts and pictures on Thursday.

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two  Go Noodle videos: move to U Can’t This  and relax and stretch with Maximo in Surfer Dude .

Shared Reading –  Last week we learned that this is the recipe for a mystery.

1. the characters are introduced and the reader learns about the problem.

2. the detectives work to solve the mystery by interviewing suspects and gathering clues.

3. the mystery is solved.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas.  Riddles aren’t easy!  Here are the answers to Thursday’s rhyming riddles: fall, meowed, and ants.  Great problem solving!

Here are some new riddles to solve ~

Riddle #1  What has to be broken before you can use it?

Riddle #2  I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old.  What am I?

Riddle #3  What month of the year has 28 days?

Next listen to this new mystery, Piggins.  Can you find clues to the mystery through the reading?  If you want to see if you can solve it before Piggins does stop the recording on this page and complete the Detective Case Report before finishing the book and see how you’d do as a detective.  (Just so you know, being a detective based on a book alone is hard) Or finish the books to see how the  mystery is solved and then complete Detective Case Report.  Only do one – it’s your thinking that counts!

Take a break, go outside, make a plan with your family to check out vernal pools explore what’s happening in nature.  Sophie’s mom shared this information from The Harris Center ~ how cool would it be to witness this right of Spring, make some art to share what you see and observe.  Mrs. Nardone would be glad to see all the art you create!

Read each and every day! 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  –  Finish up any writing you are working on – country inquiry/travel journal if you’re interested or weather writing if you need some time …

Whenever you’re ready for a new writing ideas, here are the Quick Writes for today:

Name one thing you do really well and describe it in detail.

What is your favorite time of day and why?

Describe your favorite hobby or favorite activity.

If I were a raindrop, I’d …

Let’s go… describe your adventure.

or any other topic you’re interested in writing about.

For a quick write you read the prompts, think for a minute or so, choose a topic and write for a full 10 minutes without stopping.  At the end of 10 minutes you choose – are you done, do you have a different idea, do you want to keep going.  When you feel like your piece of writing is done, you can decide to keep to yourself, or to publish it.

Math – This week we are going to explore AREA and unit squares.  We’ve worked with this concept before in Number Corner and when you created the robots  with Mrs. Douglas.  Based on that work, I know there was some confusion.  This week our lessons are about area only.

If you have a printer you need one of these: unit squares – 1 inch  Print it and cut out the small 1″ squares.  If you don’t have a printer, ask someone for help in measuring and cutting 1′ strips of paper and then cut them into 1″ squares.  Save them in a baggie or envelope.  You’ll need them all week.

When people measure area, they find out how many square units it takes to cover a shape with no overlaps of gaps.  We are going to use 1 inch paper squares to measure the area of different rectangles.

  1. Look at this picture of Rectangle Z.  The small square above in the unit square.  Make an estimate.  What is the area of Rectangle Z in square units of this size.  Leave your estimate in a comment – make sure to stick with what you think.  That’s how you learn.

2. Next print out the Area of A B C D   (The page may print smaller than the original. If that happens your Unit Square won’t fit evenly like they are supposed to.  Ask for help if that happens to you.) If you don’t have a printer I’ve shared the rectangle sizes with your families and they can help you.  Find the area of each of the 4 rectangles.  Share what you discover about the area of the four rectangles in a comment, by taking in photo graph or by make about post.

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!

Piper had 1,215 pencils. 

She divided them into three equal groups.

How many pencils were there in each group?

Paul fed Bamboo three mealworms and four crickets a day.

How many mealworms did Bamboo eat in a week?

How many crickets did Bamboo eat in a week?

How much would Bamboo eat of each insect in a month?

Katherine was making pictures for five friends.

She used three star stickers on each picture.

She used six feathers on each picture.

And she used ten sparkly pom-poms.

How many star stickers did she use in all?

How many feathers did she use in all?

How many sparkly pom-poms did she use in all?

Landon had 120 Legos.  He wanted to divide them evenly so he could build five houses in his village.  How many Legos did he put into each of the five houses?

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

How many Legos did Vera have altogether?

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

How many Legos were left?

Holden was picking up trash.

He collected: 2,235 bottle caps

                          1,673 straw wrappers and

                          3,092 snack packages.

How much trash did he collect altogether?

Half of what he collected could be recycled. 

How many pieces of trash had to be put into the dumpster?

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 Anna and Piper. Remember the recycled instrument challenge for Art, Music and Earth Day (April 22) Technology.  You’ll find the lessons Mrs. Herlihy left here at this link open the lesson that is next for you.

I hope you’ve had a great Monday.  Thanks for staying connected and doing all you can.

You’re amazing!

🌈☀️💕Mrs. Eaves