Good Morning! It’s the 50th Celebration of Earth Day tomorrow, Wednesday, April 22. During our breaks I will share activities about taking care of our planet. I hope you’ll find time for some ~ or some of your own, and I hope you’ll share what you’re doing to celebrate Earth Day tomorrow and everyday. Earth needs your to be filled with your creativity and care!
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.
Today I’ve chosen to start the day I Am Love as a reminder to look for the good – it’s always there. After you listen, pick up you gratitude rock and think of something new to add to your Gratitude Jar.
Check out each others blogs and leave a comment or two. You’ve be sharing amazing writing, math and art. Thanks for staying connected!🙌🏼🌎💕
During Morning Meeting– I try to share something to remind us of how we can make the world better. Fables are stories that remind us of our choices. Let’s listen to two different versions of The Sun and the Wind.If the two versions were not illustrated, how would the words compare? Did you find a lesson or moral at the end? Were they the same, different, similar…?
What did you notice that was the same about the two version? What was different? Which did you like better? Do you have a different version at home? Leave your answers to these questions in a comment below.
Shared Reading – This week we’ll continue to solve riddles and listen to mysteries. The answers to yesterday’s riddles were: #1 Your breathe, #2 Wet and #3 there are 44 triangles.
Here are some new riddles to solve:
Riddle #1. How far can a dog run into the woods?
Riddle #2. A farmer has 19 sheep on his land. One day, a big storm hits and all but 7 sheep run away. How many sheep does the farmer have left?
Riddle #3 Which letter shares the top view?
We’re going to begin to activities to help us each write a mystery. The Secret Birthday Message is a mystery that is solved by following the steps of a letter and making a map. Listen to The Secret Birthday Message.
Today we are going to begin the planning steps to write a mystery. I think it might be easiest for you to complete your work in Google Classroom . You should each have a copy of today’s assignment when you open the link called Select an Interesting Setting. The easiest way to create a setting for your mystery is to choose a place you know well, like your home, your backyard, a summer vacation spot, the school and our classroom. In the assignment you’ll brainstorm a list of familiar places. Think about setting as if you are there. Use your senses in the assignment. The more details you can imagine now, the easier it will be to create your story when we move out of the the planning stages
Take a break, go outside, run around, sing, play a game, make some art.
The A to Z Mysteries Detective Camp will meet at 9:30
The Buddy Files ~The Case of the School Ghost will meet at 10:30
The Brixton Brothers will meet at 11:00
Reading – Keep reading each and every day! Don’t forget to be ready for your book club. 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. You may also want to finalize your weather writing and illustrations. Several of you began stories last week. Please don’t leave us in suspense.
You’ve been doing some amazing writing and that made me wonder if you’d like to submit it in a contest. Channel 11 – NHPBS is holding a Kids Writers Contest. Open the link to find out the rules and decide if it’s something for you.
Choose one of the main characters from one of the picture book mysteries we’ve shared during the last few weeks. After you chosen the character, create your own Mystery Character Poem. Use the following format. If one or two of the lines don’t work for you or your character leave them out. Post it on your blog. along with an illustration if you’d like. If you need to see a example, there’s one on my blog.
Line 1: I am __________ (four words that describe the character)
Line 2: Who loves __________ (two things or people the character loves or activities the character loves to do)
Line 3: Who dislikes __________ (two things or people the character dislikes or activities the character dislikes doing)
Line 4: Who feels __________ about __________ (something the character feels strongly about)
Line 5: Who fears __________ (something the character is afraid of)
Line 6: Who’d like to see __________ (something the character would like to see)
Line 7: Who dreams of __________ (something the character dreams about)
Line 8: Who ends up __________ (what happens to the character at the end of the book)
Who am I?
Math – Yesterday you practiced finding area and learned that you could add areas together when you solved Barbara’s Chickens problem. How can you find the area of a shape that’s not a rectangle? How can you find the area of a polygon? Look at these pictures. When you figure it out leave the equation you’d use to find the area of the orange and green polygon in the comment section below.
And practice Finding the Area of Polygons here.
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!
May really likes goldfish crackers.
She ate 128 in the morning and 206 in the afternoon.
She ate twice as many goldfish crackers the next day.
But she ate only half as many on the third day as she had on the first day.
How many goldfish crackers did May eat altogether in those three days?
Van was reading about space.
There was a picture showing 368 galaxies.
57 of the galaxies were barred galaxies.
36 of the galaxies were elliptical.
The rest of the galaxies were spiral galaxies.
How many spiral galaxies did Van see in the picture?
Estella had 8 brownies that she wanted to share equally with her family. Here Grandmother was there so she shared with 6 people altogether.
When she was done – everyone had the same amount. Some brownies were whole and some had been cut.
How did Estella divide brownies? What was each person’s fair share?
Javey has 500 Legos for a building project. He used 73 Legos to make a dragon and 129 to make a castle. How many Legos did Javey have left?
Landin has read 47 pages. The book had 203 pages altogether. How many pages does Landin have left to read?
If Landin reads 20 pages a day, how many days will it take her to finish the book?
Anna has 12,850 crayons. Justin has 10,739 crayons.
How many more crayons does Anna have than Justin?
Max has 1,258 more crayons than Justin has. How many crayons does Max have?
If Anna, Justin and Max 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. Did anyone else find another game to recommend? 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! We’ve got this together!