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

45 thoughts on “Our Day ~ Wednesday, April 22

  1. The differences were in the first there was one crow and in the second there was two. Also, in the second they talked about the surroundings more than in the first.
    The things that were the same is the moral and the characters.

  2. I think that one that was the same was that both the crows got water and they got it the same way. One thing that was different was that in one story there were 2 crows and there was another thing that was different was that the other crow left.

    Hope to see you in August!


  3. The two stories were similar in that they both featured a crow trying to get water out of a pitcher. Both crows used pebbles to get the water to rise so they could get a drink.

    The difference between the stories is that in the first book the crow was dying of thirst in the desert and in the other story the there were two crows. One figured out how to get the water with pebbles, while the other gave up and went to look for water somewhere else.

    The crow in the desert used 6 scientific steps to solve the pitcher problem. His learnings were necessity + perseverance = invention.

    The second crow learnings / moral were wisdom and patients succeeds were force fails.

    • Hi Holden,
      Thanks for taking to take note of lots of differences between to two versions of the fable. I like both of the morals, but they seem like different, but equally important messages.
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas.
      👊🏻Mrs. Eaves

  4. The Crow & The Pitcher:
    What do you notice that was the same about the two versions?
    In the end patience pays off!

    What was different about the story and the words?
    First story only had one crow and Second story there were two crows and in the second story the 1st crow stayed and got his drink of water and the second crow gave up and flew away!
    Do the characters seem to have different personalities that you like better than the other?
    I like the crow in the first story and the 1st crow in the second story since they both didn’t give up!
    Which version did you like better? Why? Which moral do you think is most helpful? First version because it was more detailed!

    • Hi Brady,
      Thank you for taking the time to thoughtfully compare the versions of the fable. It can sometimes be hard not to give up and patience is an important lesson (for me to remember 😌)because it allows us to be more forgiving.
      thanks for sharing all your thoughts and ideas.
      👊🏻Mrs. Eaves

  5. I read The Last Battle. It is the seventh and final book in the amazing Narnia book series. It takes place in TWO Narnias. It is a great book like every other book in the Narnia series. My favorite part of the book is the battle. If you have not read Narnia yet then it has an ending you won’t expect.

    • I’m glad to hear that. I watch it often. There are so many incredible things in nature.
      It feels me with wonder and appreciation.
      I’m glad you liked it too.
      🌎Mrs. Eaves

  6. The Crow and The Pitcher.
    The first one he was not flying with someone and it was I bit l looney.
    in the other one he was flying with someone and it was more serous.
    The picks wore different too.

    • It’s totally up to you. If you make on the blog lots of people can see it. But you can take a photograph too. Do what you’d like!
      🌎Mrs. Eaves

  7. The Crow and the Pitcher
    In the first book there is only one crow and in the second there is 2. Also in the first it has a different ending there is the scientific method and it says at the end of the second wisdom is key or something the same same’s are that the crow needed a way to get the water from the pitcher. Also that he was in the same setting the dessert.

    • I wonder why you liked the second version better. You only describe the picture book version in your response.
      👊🏻Mrs. Eaves

  8. I read Mermaids To The Rescue by Lisa Anna Scott. There is a narwal that is named Spike and they went to find a unicorn and they did named Electra and Spike and Electra touched horns and giggled. The lesson was that if you don’t speak up then they think you didn’t look around.

    • Hi Estella,
      Thanks for sharing your reading. That’s an interesting lesson. I guess speaking up means you are interested in what is happening for yourself and for others.
      📚Mrs. Eaves

  9. I read The Adventures of Captain Underpants, and it’s about two boys named George and Harold who hypnotize there principal into Captain Underpants, and he tries to fight crime. The setting is partly in the school and partly in their town.

  10. Today I read Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire and after all the champions were chosen Dumbledore was speaking and Harry’s name shot out of the goblet. Harry was frozen and numb. He walked down the middle line of Gryffindor and Hufflepuff. Everyone was staring at him. He went down to the room with the champions. All of a sudden all the teachers walked in the room and Harry came completely quiet. Everyone was talking about the problem that was happening.

    Hope to see you soon! Hope all’s the best! -Sophie

  11. I liked the first story better than the second one because it was more detailed and because it has some things that scientist do.

  12. Riddles
    1) heat – because you can catch a cold
    2) 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1,000
    3) 34 squares

  13. I read Invisible Emmie By Terrri Libenson

    In the book Emmie was explaining how she was not popular in her school she loves drawing better than watching TV. The other girl is popular and lucky because her parent work at a candy shop.

    • Hi Elena,
      Is the book called Invisible Emmie because that is how she feels? How far are you into the book? Will the two girls become friends, or is that not a possibility?
      Thanks for sharing your reading.
      📚Mrs. Eaves

  14. I am starting the chronicles of Narnia and the first one The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe one of the main characters is Lucy she is kind and the youngest of the 2 brothers and 2 sisters she is right now the first to find the wardrobe she met a faun he was going to hand her over to the Queen who I think is evil. Also right now I am probably at the start of the story mountain.

    • Hi Landon,
      Thanks for sharing your reading. I wonder if this is a story with a couple of peaks. I hadn’t thought about it until you mentioned that you thought you might be starting up the mountain. That’s a cool thing to consider.
      Your summary is clear and I know exactly where you are in the story.
      📚Mrs. Eaves

  15. Fable Answers:
    The 2nd story was much shorter. I liked the first one better because it was longer. They learned teamwork in the fable. But there was 1 character the first fable, and 2 in the 2nd.

    • We did learn that you have to stick with a problem if you want to solve it.
      Thanks for sharing your ideas.
      👊🏻Mrs. Eaves

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