Our Day – Wednesday, April 29

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 doing this each day, butI hope so.   It does make you  and all of us, more happy.

Ms. Vas has a book to share with us.  I am so grateful  to her for checking in with us each week. Today she wants to remind us of all we can do.We’ll have to wait for this I have to figure out how to get the link to work.  Sorry!

Check out each others blogs and leave a comment or two. Thank you to all of you,  so many more of you who have begun making comments.  I hope it becomes  a regular part of your morning.  Your comments are a way of sharing happiness.  ☀️🍨🌈 Thanks for staying connected!

Morning MeetingToday we’ll share and compare two versions of  The Ant and the Dove; 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: Twist and Shout with Maximo  and reflect with Mood Walk.

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

Here are the riddle answers from last Wednesday: #1 Edam (That’s a kind of cheese like cheddar or Swiss) ,#2 Because you can see right through them, and #3. the bunny 3 kg., the cat is 7 kg. and the dog is 17 kg. So the final weight is 27kg.

Here are some new riddles for today ~

#1 What two things can you never eat for breakfast?

#2 How do oceans say good-bye to one another?

#3 What comes next?

Listen to Miss Nelson Has a Field Day.

In a comment, share how you solved the mystery – make sure to include all the clues you found in the words, past books and this book’s illustrations to provide proof for your claim.

Use all that you’ve learned by listening and reading mysteries to continue on with our mystery planning activities,  Go to our Google Classroom and finish any of the mystery planning activities you have left to do.  Here are the activities so far:

  • Planning you Mystery’s Setting
  • Creating Your Mystery’s Main Character
  • Create an Intriguing Mystery with a Puzzle to Solve
  • Creating Clues

This is a “catch-up” day.  I think we need a day so everyone is ready for the next part of the plan. Thanks for being so creative and thoughtful! You’re amazing!

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.

If you haven’t already, please read and comment on the fabulous stories, personal narratives and poetry you’ve all been writing!  Wow!  📝

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

  • What I know about rabbits (insert any animal here) is that…
  • What would happen if animals could talk to you?
  • What questions would you like to ask and what would their answers be?
  • Tell the story of what happened when it really did rain cats and dogs…
  • or any other topic you’d like to write about.

Read the prompts, think for a minute or so, choose a topic and write for a full 10 minutes without stopping.  You can write poems, articles, interviews, plays… the sky’s the limit.  At the end of 10 minutes you choose – are you done, do you have a different idea, do you want to keep going.  Remind yourself to intentionally use elaboration strategies to spiff up your writing.  We’d love to read some of your writing on your blog this week.

MathThanks for sharing your Quadrilateral Scavenger Hunts. I know some of you are still working on them. I bet I’ll see your’s today.  I was surprised by how many of you found lots of examples of of trapezoids and rhombuses.  Thanks to Brady for sharing what he found with photographs on his blog!  I also appreciated seeing how many of you looked beyond the obvious.

We know all quadrilaterals are closed shapes, have 4 straight sides and 4 vertices (corners). Our task is to learn how to describe each shape by its specific attributes.

Mathematicians use signs and symbols to help us understand.  This trapezoid is labeled with arrows pointing in the same direction.  That lets us know those lines are parallel.

The blue lines in this rectangle let us know the sides are equal.  The 2 sides with one blue line are equal and the 2 sides with two blue lines are equal.  The corners of the rectangle are marked with a red box.  The box in the corner means that is a 90° or right angle.

Using this information complete the worksheet by labeling each shape: rhombus, rectangle, square, parallelogram or trapezoid.  Some shapes may have more than one label.  Mark the sides if they are equal.  Mark the vertices if they are 90°.

Classify Quadrilaterals

This worksheet introduce the kite.  Can you tell how it is different from a rhombus.Coloring Quadrilaterals

When you’ve finished them, please find a way to share them through email of your blog. 😀

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!

Landin was picking a bouquet of flowers for her mom.  She picked 83 white flowers and 76 yellow flowers.

How many flowers did she pick altogether on the first day?

The next day she added 59 blue flowers to the bouquet.  How many flowers were in the bouquet now?

Edward was organizing his collection of baseball cards.  He had 1,232 baseball altogether.

675 of the cards were in a binder.

The rest of the cards were in a box for trading.

How many cards did Edward have in the box?

Sophie was practicing soccer.

She dribbled the ball down the field 25 times on Tuesday.

She dribbled the ball down the field 18 times on Wednesday.

She dribbled the ball down the field 24 times on Thursday.

How many times did she dribble the ball down the field in those three days altogether?

How many times would she dribble the ball if she repeated that each week for a month?

On Saturday Anna started to put three different jigsaw puzzles together.

The puzzle of seashells had 250 pieces.

The puzzle of a jack-o-lantern had 500 pieces.

The puzzle of a rabbit had 1,250 pieces.

On Monday, she had finished the first two puzzles and had put 350 pieces together in the last puzzle. How many puzzle pieces had she put together so far?

How many pieces did she have left to go before she finished all three puzzles?

Brady went for a walk in the woods.  He kept track of the trees he saw.  He counted 1,250 trees altogether.

There were:           348 beech trees,

                                    475 pine trees,

                                    86 oak trees and

                                    192 hemlock trees. 

The rest of the trees were maple. 

How many maple trees did he see and count?

May collected shells on the beach.  She found 142 white shells, 256 yellow shells and 118 speckled shells.

How many shells did May find altogether?

She used 288 of her shells to decorate a box. 

How many shells did May have left?

If you’ve worked through that, it’s definitely time for a game here at ABCya. Try Prodigy .  The kids who are playing are really having fun.   Find some way to practice your math facts in all four operations.

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