Our Day – Wednesday, April 15

Good Morning! 

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  to your Gratitude Jar.   Every post you make, every idea to share, every caring thought and action you take ~ each of those things makes the world happier! ☀️✌🏽💕I am grateful for you!

Check out each others blogs and leave a comment or two. You’ve really been creating and sharing great work!   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. Today let’s listen to Straw ~ sometimes it’s good to be first, and other times it’s important to slow down and drink in the world around you.

Use the third section of your paper today. Write Straw on it and one sentence (or so) telling what you think the author’s message is.  That is identifying the theme of the book.  What did Straw learn?  Turn the paper over and draw a picture of your favorite part of the story – it can be as simple or as detailed as you’d like.  Put it in a safe place with your other 2 pictures – the plan/hope is that we’ll share tomorrow.

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two Go Noodle videos: move to By, Bye, Buy here and focus with Catman making Super Crazy Eights.

Shared Reading –  Riddles are little mysteries that get you thinking in a different way.  I can’t tell if some of you are really good, or if you are looking them up online – you know them so fast.  I don’t think that way!  I hope you’re all doing your own deductive reasoning.  Here are the answers to Tuesday’s riddles: a towel, your age, Are you sleeping?

Here are some new riddles to solve ~

Riddle #1  What letter of the alphabet holds the most water?

Riddle #2  What starts with T and ends with T and has T in it?

Riddle #3  What starts with P and end with E and has a thousand letters in it?

Next listen to What Really Happened to Humpty? and then fill our theDetective Case Report . Are you getting good at noticing clues as the story unfolds?


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

ReadingKeep reading 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  –  Take this time to finish up any writing projects you are in the middle of  – country inquiry/travel journal or finishing the souvenirs.  Thank you for so many great souvenir pictures you’ve sent.  You are creative!  I admire your work!  You can also want to finalize your weather writing and illustrations.  These pieces of writing are wonderful!  It’s amazing that so many different pieces of writing began from the same topics and research.

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

  • You discover a secret passageway in your house that you’d never known about before…
  • At the grocery store, your character sees ______ in the produce section.  He or she decides to…
  • Imagine a giant box is delivered to your front doorstep.  Your name is on it!  What’s inside and what happens when you open it?
  • You’re looking through old family photographs  – they go back generations,- grandparents, great-grandparents, great great-grandparents and more.  You notice there is a cat in almost every group photo.  The same cat- color, pattern, notched ear: the very cat that is currently purring on your lap.
  • or another topic you’d like to write about.

I think this is where our 1:00 Zoom Meeting will fit into our day schedule.

MathThe size of the unit square changes with the size of the space you are measuring.  Can you imagine measuring a football field with one square inch units?  Here’s a picture of a square inch(sq. in.), compared to a square foot (sq. ft.), compared to a square yard (sq. yd.).  Which unit square would you use to measure each thing in the list below.  Here’s an example of how you can leave your thinking in the comment section of the post:  Football Field = sq. yd.

How would you measure the area of a…?

A notebook

A playground

A tabletop

A classroom rug

An envelope

A basketball court

A beach towel

A book

A lacrosse field

To practice more with estimation and area, here is a worksheet:Estimating and Measuring in Square Inches

Next, here are today’s problems to choose from. They have a spring theme.  Happy solving!  Please put the color and the date the problem was posted with your math thinking.  Thanks!

There were lots of frogs in the vernal pools behind the Sophie’s house. 

In one pool there were 5 masses of eggs.  Each mass had 236 eggs in them.  How many frog eggs is that altogether?

1/4 of the eggs hatched on Wednesday.  How many tadpoles would that be?

Elena noticed that the birds were back and nesting.

She found 15 nests.  Each nest had 4 eggs in it.

Katherine found 21 nests.  Each  of those nests had 6 eggs in it.

How many eggs were in all the nests altogether?

If 2/3 of the eggs hatch, how many baby birds will there be?

There were 6 packages of bean seeds.  Each package had at least 64 seeds in it.

3E planted all of the bean seeds.

How many seeds did they plant altogether?

There were 8 packages of lettuce seeds.  Each package had at least 28 seeds in it.

3E planted all of the lettuce seeds.

How many seeds did they plant altogether?

¼ of the seeds did not sprout.

How many lettuce plants did they have?

There were 30 robins and each robin laid 3 eggs in its nest.

How many eggs was that altogether?

2/3 of the eggs hatched.

How many hatchlings would that be?

Justin was collecting creatures to make a mini-wetland habitat.

He collected two pails of frog’s eggs.  Each pail had 243 eggs in it.

He collected three pails of salamander eggs.  Each pail had 84 eggs in it.

How many eggs did he collect in all?

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…

Spanish ~ I know Señora Murphy has posted some new lessons for you to explore.

Library ~ there are lots of great resources there.

I hope you had a Wonderful Wednesday!

Thanks for all you do and fun you share!  Thanks for encouraging each other!

You make a difference every day!

🌸🌺🌱☀️🙌🏼  Keep on being awesome!

💕Mrs. Eaves