Our Day ~ Tuesday, April 21

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.

Take a break, get a snack and move around. Try Exersice Bingo.  If you’d like, here are two  Go Noodle videos: move to Show Us What You Got and reflect and relax with Bear Breath.

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

ReadingKeep 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!

👊🏻🌎🌳💕Mrs. Eaves

70 thoughts on “Our Day ~ Tuesday, April 21

  1. The second book was a little bit shorter and the first one had the sun not fight just challenging the other one had the sun and the wind fight. The same was they both tried to get the cote off the man. I liked the first one better because it has more details.

    • Hi Holden,
      Thanks for taking the time to compare the two versions of the fable. I like the picture book version too. I like the moral as well – I agree kindness always wins.
      🌬☀️Mrs. Eaves

  2. Math. Orange polygon 6×2 4×4 put the answers together.
    Green polygon: 7×2 4×3 9×3 put the answers together.

  3. I noticed that in one story the sun was more kind and gentile and I think the moral was that you just have to be gentile and not to force people to do things.

    Hope to see you soon!

    -Sophie

    • Hi Sophie,
      Thanks for taking the time to compare the fables. I like the moral – I do think kindness always wins. It feels better to give AND to receive than being forced.
      See you at 11:00
      🌬☀️Mrs. Eaves

  4. It was the same because in each book they wanted to get the cote off the man. It was different because in the first one the sun was com. I like the first one better. And I don’t have a book like that at home.

    • Hi Katherine,
      Thanks for sharing your comparison of the two fables. I like how you described the sun as calm in the first fable. Staying calm helps you deal with situations more easily.
      🌬☀️Mrs. Eaves

  5. What did you notice that was the same about the two version?
    Both of them had the sun and wind and in the end the sun won because he was more patient than the wind.
    What was different?
    The second one gave the morale of the story at the end “gentle persuasion is better than force!”
    Which did you like better?
    The first one because it had more details.
    Do you have a different version at home?
    When I play with my dog, Zoie, I have to be patient with her to get her to do tricks. If I force her to try and do tricks she doesn’t want to play anymore.

    • Hi Brady,
      Thanks for sharing such a thoughtful comparison. I really like how you showed how the moral plays out in your life too.
      Kindness and patience always wins.
      🌬☀️Mrs. Eaves

  6. The differences:
    In the first they called the man a man. In the second they called him a traveler. In the first there was a winding road. In the second there was no winding road.
    The things that were the same:
    The moral, the sun was gentle, the wind was not so gentle.

    • Do you think the main characters had the same personalities in the the two versions?
      Which did you prefer?
      🌬☀️Mrs. Eaves

  7. What was the same about both versions was the sun and the wind were both fighting about who is stronger, and they were both trying to get the jacket off of the man or traveler.🧥

  8. The areas of polygons in Barbara’s chickens.
    Decomposing

    Orange polygon.
    (2×6) + (4×4) = 28

    Green polygon.
    (9×3) + (4×3) + (6×2) = 51

  9. The Sun and the Wind.
    The first one had more details. And it was longer. The pictures were more realistic.
    On the second one, the pictures were not so realistic. The sun melted an iceberg and the wind blew away the scarecrow.

    • Which version did you like best?
      What did you think about the moral?
      It this a story that has something to teach people?
      🌬☀️Mrs. Eaves

    • Well solved!
      Thanks for sharing your equation to show how you decomposed (fancy word for broke apart) the polygon!
      🔢Mrs. Eaves

  10. I read The Silver Chair by C.S Lewis. It is from the Narnia series. It is a book that takes place in Narnia like every other book. My favorite part was when the Witch turned into a serpent and Eustace, Puddleglum, and Prince Rilian the Lost Prince cut off her head. Puddleglum, Eustace and Jill escaped from being eaten by giants at the Autumn Feast.

    • Hi Edward,
      You certainly like the action in the story. Do you like the fantasy aspect as well, or would you rather more realistic stories?
      Thanks for sharing your reading.
      📚Mrs. Eaves

  11. I read Junie B. Joines by Barbara Park
    In the book They were on there natuer walk and she found a flower and she put it in her hair.and it grow .fast! sone her head was full of them. And then a red bird flu in to her head of flowers.But the tor guy got it out. And when she tuck a bubble bath Squeaker came right of of her from the bubbles.
    Elena!

    • That seems kind of ridiculous – but also exactly what you’d expect to have happen to Junie.
      Thanks for sharing your reading.
      📚Mrs. Eaves

    • Check the colors though. I think there is a choice.
      Thanks for always sharing all of your thinking and questions. Wondering is the key to learning!
      👊🏻Mrs. Eaves

  12. Today I read a little Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire and Hagrid was getting dressed up and the Durmstrang and Beauxbatons lot had arived and it is boy and girl schools and Beaubaton’s person like Dumbledore is the one Hagrid has a crush on. I also read my Brixon Brothers Chapter 2. His Mom has a new boyfriend he has never met but already hates. He was trying to say that his favorite book isn’t what really happens. That made Steve really mad. His Moms boyfriend was sharing a really hard case to crack, Steve was trying to give sugestions. Hope to see you in August! -Sophie

    • Hi Sophie,
      I’m listening to the Goblet of Fire right now. You’re ahead of where I am. Maybe I’ll catch up tonight!
      It feels to me like I need to get reading!
      Thanks for share all you do!
      👊🏻📚💕Mrs. Eaves

  13. I read Mermaids To The Rescue by Lisa Ann Scott. The story is about Lana the how doesn’t speak up so she doesn’t get to get the thanks. She gets in trouble. And I think the other is telling the story.

    • I don’t like when that happens to me and I don’t like it when it happens in books either. It can be so hard to speak up – but it is so important. You are someone who speaks up for yourself and for others. I admire that.
      Thank you for sharing your reading!
      Mrs. Eaves

  14. I listened to “Private I. Guana”. The “I” stands for “I’ll be there”.
    Private I. Guana is at his detective lab when a girl iguana comes to tell him that she is missing her husband, who is a chameleon. Private I. Guana puts up posters to find her husband. He grows tired and finds a hang-out in the woods to rest. An hour later there is a show there which he watches. The head singer looks familiar to him and Private I. Guana decides to get his autograph after the show. He asks the singer to sign the first thing he pulls from his pocket, which happens to be the poster of the missing chameleon! The singer says, “How did you know?!” Private I. Guana realized the singer WAS the missing chameleon. Case solved.

    • That’s funny. It sounds like he solved it by accident. It would fit in well with our study of mystery. Let us know if you find any other books we should be exploring.
      Thanks for sharing your reading and the details that your think clearly summarize the plot!
      👊🏻📚Mrs. Eaves

  15. I finish Marley and me by Jon Grogan, a true story. It is about a dog named Marley and he is not well behaved and he has taken a lot of things, even a gold necklace that the owner needed to go through poop to get back. This book is too descriptive but I still like it.

    • Hi Justin,
      I’m glad you know what you like and what not your favorite when you read. I’m also glad you’re willing to stick with things that aren’t a first choice and find the good in that too. It’s always there. There is always something to learn.
      Thanks for sharing your reading.
      📚Mrs Eaves

    • Did you like the personality traits of one fable better than the other? Did you think that one moral was more helpful than the other.
      Did you have a favorite?
      Thanks for sharing your idea.
      🌬☀️Mrs Eaves

    • Thank for sharing all the steps of your thinking.
      Check your final answer for the green polygon.
      🔢Mrs. Eaves

  16. Sun and Wind
    The moral was that the sun was stronger than wind. I liked the first version better. I thought the two fables were similar.

    • Sure, if you think you know them well enough. It will be challenging for others to guess, because they won’t have read the book. Do what’s fun for you.
      💕Mrs. Eaves

  17. I think the difference between the sun and the wind is that in the first the wind was in a really pouty move and in the 2nd he agreed with the sun he said sometimes persuasion is better then force the same same’s are that in both books they wanted to blow the mans coat off and the cloud used his power and the sun used his heat I like the first one better.

    • Hi Landon, I’m glad that you are feeling better. I hope you stay that way. Thanks for working so hard to catch up. Don’t exhaust yourself!
      Take care,
      💕Mrs. Eaves

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