Our Day – Tuesday, April 28

Good Morning! 

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.

Next, pick up you gratitude rock and think of something new to add to your Gratitude Jar.  I don’t know if you are keeping up with this practice, but I do know it helps to find the silver lining .

Check out each others blogs and leave a comment or two. Thank you to the four people who have made this a regular part of your morning.  Your comments are rays of sunlight to your classmates. 🌞☀️😎 Thanks for staying connected!

Morning MeetingToday we’ll share and compare two versions of  The Fox and the Stork; one from Jerry Pinkney’s illustrated collection and another from Mary Ann Hoberman’s Very Short Fables for Two Voices.  (Thanks to Mr. Eaves for reading the second voice.)


One version is longer than the other and each has different illustrations.  Look beyond that to reflect on which version and moral speaks to you and connect more closely to how you hope people will treat each other.  Leave a comment  explaining which version you liked better and why.  Also, please tell what the moral means to you.

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two Go Noodle videos: move to Too Hot and or to Achy Breaky Heart.

Shared Reading – We’ll solve riddles and listen to mysteries.

Here are the riddle answers from last Wednesday: #1 he weighs meat – he works at a butcher shop ,#2 The horse is named Friday, and #3.In the first set remove matchsticks from the two sides and the bottom to leave the letter T, in the second set remove the matchstick on the right to leave the letter E and in the last set remove the matchsticks from the top and bottom to leave the letter N.

Here are some new riddles for today ~

#1 What type of cheese is made backward?

#2 Why are ghosts bad at lying?

#3 What do each of the animals weigh?

Listen to Miss Nelson is Back.

In a comment, share how you solved the mystery – make sure to include all the clues you found in the words and illustrations to provide proof for your claim. Did anything from the story yesterday help today?

Use all that you’ve learned by listening and reading mysteries to continue on with our mystery planning activities,  Go to our Google Classroom.  Open the new assignment ~ Creating Clues.  That’s the fourth mystery planning activity and should be completed by Thursday, April 30.

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

Independent ReadingKeep reading each and every day! 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, 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.  😲

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

  • What is your favorite room in your home and why?
  • What excites you?
  • I wish I could do _____ because…
  • Let’s go _____ Describe your adventure.
  • or any other topic that you’re interested in writing about today.

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. Look back to yesterday’s post to remind yourself about elaboration strategies to give your writing zip and zing. It would be fun if you’d share some of  your writing on your blog this week.

Math Workshop ~

Begin with a math warm-up worksheet to review and remember our work with x, ÷ and fractions  Mixed x÷ warm up and Fraction Review.

When you answered the question, “What makes a rectangle so special?”, how many of these attributes did you include:

  • A rectangle is a quadrilateral.  That means it is a closed shape.
  • The opposite sides of the shape are straightparallel lines.
  • The opposite sides are of equal length.
  • All 4 vertices (corners) are right angles.
  • Rectangles are symmetrical.  They have four lines of symmetry.

Today we’re going to explore four different types of quadrilaterals:  squares, trapezoids, parallelograms and rhombuses.

Looks at the sets of pictures showing what each of those four shapes is and is not.

Once you think you know what the shapes are go on a scavenger hunt in and around your house.  Find as many of each type of shape as you can ~ stop when you’ve reached 10 of one kind.  At my house finding squares was really easy.  So was finding parallelograms if I only counted rectangles, to I tried to challenge myself to find others. That was a bit more tricky.Here are some pictures of things I found when I was looking ~

The side of the light, the pattern on the turtle toy and the roofs on the houses were trapezoids. I found trapezoids  and long skinny parallelograms in the stained glass. The only rhombus I could find was on a playing card.  I found squares all over once I started seeing …







When you’re ready have fun on the Quadrilateral Scavenger Hunt. You can find it here or in Google Classroom.  Do it wherever it is easier to turn in so I can see what you found.

If I asked you to list at least 4 attributes that are shared by all squares, could you?

If I asked you to list at least 4 attributes that are shared by all trapezoids, could you?  How about parallelograms and rhombuses?

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!

Landon, Holden, Edward, and Brady each had 48 markers.  How many markers did they have altogether?  Half of the markers had fine tips and they other half had wide points.  How many of each type did they have?

There are eighteen students in 3E.  Each student has 12 pencils, 8 crayons and 4 erasers.

How many pencils do the students in 3E have altogether?

How many crayons do the students of 3E have altogether?

How many erasers do the student of 3E have altogether?

Estella, Javey and Landin each wrote a story that was 436 words long.

Anna and Van each wrote stories that were 527 words long.

How many words did these five students write altogether?

How many more words would they have to write to reach 5,000 words in total?

Vera has 25 violet marbles.  May has 7 times more violet marbles than Vera has.  How many marble does May have?

There were six bowls of Hershey Kisses.  Each bowl had 143 pieces of candy in it.

How many pieces of Hershey Kisses were there altogether?

There were five bowls of M&M’s.  Each bowl had 178 M&M’s in it.  How many M&M’s were there altogether?

Were there more Hershey’s Kisses or more M&M’s?

How many more?

Katherine started baking brownies at 9:35 on Saturday.  She baked for 55 minutes.

What time was it when she stopped?

Katherine baked 13 pans of brownies.  There were 8 brownies in each pan.  How many brownies did she bake altogether?

If you’ve worked through that, it’s definitely time for a game here at ABCya.  Give Prodigy a try.  Did anyone else find another game to recommend?  Let us know 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 when we all work together!

👊🏻🌎🌳💕Mrs. Eaves