Our Day ~ Thursday, April 23

Good Morning!  Thanks for being patient and understanding when I lost power at 12:50.  Sorry if you didn’t get the message.  I did try to reach all of you.  I know there was nothing I could do ~ no power and no internet make remote learning a little tough! 🤦‍♀️😕🙃 We’ll see what today brings. 💕

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.

Let’s start with I Am Peace and be reminded to relax, and take notice of the gifts we are surrounded by each day.  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. I am so proud of all you are sharing.  You are reading, writing, solving problems and creating art. You are stretching your minds with riddles and mysteries, you’re writing thank you notes and comments and so much more.  Thanks for staying connected👊🏻🌱🌎 even when it’s hard.

Morning Meeting Let’s learn about Aesop in this biography.  I split the book into two parts.  The  first part shares his life as a slave Xanthus. The second part shares his life as a slave to  Jadon.

When you finish listening to both parts please create a 3-2-1 blog post sharing 3 things you think are important about Aesop, 2 things you think are important about fables and 1 thing you still wonder about Aesop, fables or ancient Greece.

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two  Go Noodle videos:  here’s Milkshake to have fun with, and Take on Your Day to focus with.

Shared Reading –  Here’s another mystery

Listen to and watch the The Mysteries of Harris Burdick in the slideshow below.  This book is full of mysteries in the story which is only one page long and in the pictures with their titles and captions.

I hope you’ll be willing to go through it a few times, and select one of the 14 images to write about.  What do you imagine the lost story is?

That will be your assignment during writers’ workshop later in the day.

For now, please open a post on your blog, please explain what makes a mystery story and mystery.  We’ve shared over ten different picture books mysteries and two different chapter book mysteries.  Many of us are reading a mystery right now in our different book clubs.  Using all that you know from these books and the resources we’ve explored,  be as detailed as you can when you explain what the parts of a mystery story are and what make a mystery special.

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

ReadingKeep reading each and every day! 

Remember book clubs are meeting today.

A to Z Mysteries Detective Camp meets at 9:30.

The Buddy Files The Case of the School Ghost book club meets at 10:30.

The Brixton Brothers book club meets at 11:00.

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  –  Today in writers’ workshop begin with the picture that speaks most loudly to you from  The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.  Pause  the slide show on that picture and write down the title of the picture and the caption.  What do you see?  Will you name the character?  Where in the story is this picture from.  When you’re ready, open a new post on your blog, give it the title of the picture and write your story.  When you’re finished writing, go online and search for the Mysteries of Harris Burdick.  Drag it to your desktop and then add it to your post  to illustrate your story.

If you have more time, finish any writing projects you are in the middle of  – country inquiry/travel journal or 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.  😲

✏️🦈🕵🏼‍♀️🧶There are so many things to learn and write about.  There are so many different kinds of things to write.  Enjoy!

Math – Today for math we are going to complete the last two pages of the unit assessment.  Remind yourself what you know about x/÷ fact families and about writing word problems.  Remember how to write all the equations to represent your math thinking.  You’ll need the 1 inch unit square for one part of this too.

U5 Post Assessment 3

U5 Post Assessment 4

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!

Vera has 440 chickens on her farm.  39 are roosters and the rest are hens.  15 of Vera’s hens do not lay eggs.  The rest of the hens lay eggs.  How many egg-laying hens does Vera have on her farm?

May has 982 pounds of grain.  She feeds 240 pounds to her pigs and 465 pounds to her cows.  How much grain does she have left?

Holden has four horses.  Each one eats 4 pounds of oats, twice a day.  How many pounds of oats does Holden need to feed his horses for three days?

Anna paints pictures and sells them at art shows.  She charges $56.25 for a large painting.  She charges $25.80 for a small painting.  Last month she sold four large paintings and three small paintings.  How much money did she make in all?  

Edward and Brady were playing touch football against Javey and Van.  Touchdowns were worth 7 points.  Edward and Brady scored 7 touchdowns.  Javey and Van scored 9 touchdowns.  How many more points did Javey and Van have than Edward and Brady had?

On Thursday Joes Meat Shoppe sold 210 pounds of hamburger.  On Friday they sold twice that amount.  On Saturday they only sold 130 pounds.  Ho much more meat did they sell on Friday than on Saturday.

Play a game here at ABCya. or Prodigy.  Has anyone found a new game to recommend?

UA’s for today…

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

And here’s a new message to you and your family from Mrs. Oliver:

There is new information and videos up on the Music website

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to inform me what their child is doing musically.  I really appreciate it!
Send information to moliver@sau21.org
Thank you, in advance, for keeping in touch.
Mary Oliver

Thank you for another week full of your creativity, grit and learning!

You and your effort fills me with appreciation and joy.  You are wonderful!🙌🏼

🌈🕵🏻‍♂️✏️📚💕Mrs. Eaves

27 thoughts on “Our Day ~ Thursday, April 23

    • Hi Anna,
      Yes, you’ll need to use the squares. We can’t get the tiles.
      🤨Eyebrow raised is right!
      Mrs. Eaves

  1. I read Diary of a Wimpy Kid Wrecking Ball.
    I haven’t read much but my favorite part so far is when Rodrick sprays the wasps nest with a hose. It takes place in Greg’s house and his front and backyard. Greg is telling the story.

    • Wow! I hope they don’t get hurt. That doesn’t sound like a great thing to do.
      Thanks for sharing your reading – pretty different from Narnia.
      📚Mrs. Eaves

    • Sorry. I’ll share the answers for Wednesday’s riddles on Monday with some new ones.
      I thought we’d take a break. they are not for everyone – though they seem to be YOUR thing.
      Very cool!
      🔎Mrs. Eaves

  2. I read I am Pusheen the Cat and it’s about a named Pusheen who is talking about different things she likes and she has lots of different guides to things. My favorite part is when there was the book was saying scary stories for your cat because it was like Once upon a time there was a vaccum, the end.

    • Hi Anna,
      Thanks for sharing that detail. It is funny, but also very true when you are a cat.
      Thanks for sharing your reading.
      📚Mrs. Eaves

  3. I am continuing to read Narnia book 1 Everyone has found out that Narnia is real. Also they have figured out that Mr. Tumnus has been captured by The White Witch. Also they met Mr. Beaver he is very kind and is an friend to them he does not like the White Witch (EVIL👹).

    • Hi Landon,
      Thanks for describing the main points of the action in this book so clearly. The White Witch is indeed evil and creepy. How much do you think she is like Gracella?
      Thanks for sharing your reading!
      📚Mrs. Eaves

    • I really have no idea how to answer – is there any upkeep costs after you get your gold dinosaur pet? If so, you should find out because you will have spent almost everything.
      🦖Mrs. Eaves

  4. Today I listened to ” The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake.”
    What is the setting of the story? Ed’s farm. The two MFI’s (Missing Food Investigators) need to find Mrs. Rabbit’s stolen carrot cake. They MFI’s ask Howler the Owl if she stole the cake, which she says no. Then they ask Pacini, but he also says no. Hot Dog is next, he also say no. They decide to put surveillance cameras in Mrs. Rabbit’s house with a new carrot cake to see if they can catch someone stealing it. After a few days, they saw Mrs Rabbit eating the cake on the tape. She was sleep walking and sleep eating! Case solved.

    • 🕵🏼‍♀️Hi May,
      Thanks for sharing your reading. Thanks also for looking for and finding my mysteries. You are learning a lot about how mystery stories are put together. This one sounds a lot like Betty’s Burgled Bakery ~ they both ended with sleep-eating. Your summary of the book is well written. Thank you for taking the time to create such a complete response.
      📚Mrs. Eaves

  5. Sorry I didn’t comment on my reading yesterday, I tried getting it to work for about 30 minutes. But I did my reading. Today I read Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire and Rita Skeeter intervued him for the Daily Prophet. She changed his ‘um… er,’ to sentences. Like crying in his bed thinking about his parents. I would hate to be Harry Potter. He also got a letter from Sirius saying to go to the common room fire at 1 am on Nov 22. He and Ron are still not talking.

    Hope to see you in August!
    -Sophie

    • Hi Sophie,
      Sometimes Edublogs is overwhelmed and it is hard to get things posted. I think so many people are using it and using for so many hours at a time. I appreciate that you gave it a try again today. I am curious to find out who Rita Skeeter is working with and why she is going after Harry.
      Thanks for sharing your reading!
      📚Mrs. Eaves

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