Our Day ~ Wednesday, April 22

☀️🌎🌳🌱Happy Earth Day!🌱🌳🌏☀️

Let’s celebrate Earth!  Let’s start with this video: David Attenborough’s What a Wonderful World.  Isn’t our earth beautiful?!

Morning Work – Next begin 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.

Listen to these books, Hello Hello and My Friend Earth.  Inspired by this video and these authors and illustrators and their books, pick up your gratitude rock and think of something new to add to your Gratitude Jar.

Check out each others blogs and leave a comment or two. Your kind words mean so much!  Thank you for taking the time to read and let each other know you care.  Thanks for staying connected!🙌🏼🌎💕  It’s important!

Morning Meeting –   Let’s start by listening to these versions of the The Crow and The Pitcher. What do you notice that was the same about the two versions?  What was different about the story and the words?  Do the characters seem to have different personalities that you like better than the other?  Which version did you like better?  Why? Which moral do you think is most helpful? Leave your answers to some of these questions in a comment below.


Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two Go Noodle videos:  move to Water Cycle and relax to Weather the Storm.

Shared Reading –  Here are the answers to yesterday’s riddle:  #1 – halfway.  Once the dog is halfway into the wood, he is running out of them. #2 – 7 they are the ones that didn’t run away, and #3 C.

Here are some new riddles today ~

Riddle #1: What travels faster, heat or cold?

Riddle # 2 Using only addition, how can you use eight 8’s to get the number 1,000?

Riddle # 3 How many squares are in this picture?

Before moving on to the next part of our mystery plan, listen to Piggins and the Royal Wedding.

Yesterday you worked through a plan for the setting of your mystery.  Today we’ll think about characters.  Go to our Google Classroom.  Open the new assignment ~ Creating Your Mystery’s Main Character.  Today the activity to help you develop a realistic main character for your mystery.  This character will be the person who solves the mystery.  The best characters  in stories are believable.  To do that, your characters have to be based on people you know well.  In fact you may want to base your character on you!

Take a break, write a thank you card to Earth,  create an acrostic poem for EARTH, create a series of five stretches to tell the story of what you care about on Earth, run around, sing, share your art.

ReadingKeep reading each and every day! Find a nice quiet place to read and enjoy at least 30 minutes with a great book.  Be ready for your book club tomorrow. 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 continue adding to them.  Don’t leave us in suspense.  😲

You may want to try one of the mystery poems from Monday or Tuesday.

If you’re ready for a new writing idea, here are today’s Quick Writes:

  • Spring is a time of new beginnings.  What is something new you would like to start doing?
  • Pretend that when you were doing the spring cleaning you found a really old wooden box.  What did you find when you opened it?
  • Imagine you found a baby bird in your backyard and nursed it back to health.  When the baby bird was out of danger, you discovered it had a superpower.  Write a story about this super bird.
  • If you were in charge of the garden, what would you grow and why?
  • Any other topic you’d like to write 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 – Today for math we are going to complete the first two pages of the unit assessment.  Think back to what you know about x/÷ fact families.  Remind yourself about what you know about writing word problems and remember how to write all of your equations to represent your math thinking.

U5 Post Assessment page 1

U5 Post Assessment page 2

If you have the energy left, 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!

Elena was catering a banquet.  She needed 750 meant pies.  She divided her crew into three teams.  Team One made 235 meat pies.  Team Two made 275 meat pies.  How many meat pies did Team Three make?

Sophie’s family decided to build a small playhouse in their yard.  According to the blueprints they will need 376 boards.  They have 123 boards.  A friend has 136 boards to give them.  How many more boards to they need to gather?

Piper decided to organize a town wide cleanup drive.  She organized two groups to clean trash out of the rivers and streams.  One group gathered 387 pounds of trash and the other group gathered 139 pounds of trash.  How many pounds of trash were the two groups able to gather altogether?

Katherine went for a walk.  She saw 397 tulips.  Each tulip had12 yellow stripes on it.  How many yellow stripes were there in all on the tulips that Katherine saw?

How many cookies would that be if you had 37 bags of cookies with 19 cookies in each bag?

How much would 136 pieces of bubble gum cost if each piece costs 18 cents?

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 the fun you share!  Thanks for encouraging each other!

You make a difference every day!

🌸🌺🌱☀️🙌🏼  You are wonderful!

💕Mrs. Eaves