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

67 thoughts on “Our Day – Wednesday, April 29

  1. I like the first version first because we got to see Mr. Eaves’ face for the first time. What the moral means to me: if you are kind to someone they will return the favor.

  2. While miss nelson was being the football couch miss viola swamp her twin sister Barba filled in her spot of being the teacher .

    • Hi Vera,
      Did you notice clues along the way in the words and the illustrations that would help you prove your claim?
      Thanks for being a great detective.
      🕵🏼‍♀️Mrs. Eaves

  3. Ant and Dove
    The moral is you should help others if they help you. The difference is that there was a hunter in the first and not in the second. The same is that the ant drowned in the first one I like the first one better

  4. I think the first moral spoke to me; it spoke to me because I like the saying treat others like want to be treated. Even though I have sort of met Mr. Eaves before I love it when you read together! :]


    • Thank you Sophie,
      I’ll make sure to let him know. Maybe I can get him to read a book or two to change things up a bit.
      I agree with you. Just be kind – it is an easy thing to do.
      You are always kind!
      🙌🏼 Mrs. Eaves

  5. 1. The Nelson family must always say pipe down
    2. I knew it must have been someone who knew Mrs. Nelson well
    3. Mrs. Nelson was grading papers
    4. It wasn’t the principal because he tried

    • Hi Landon 🕵🏻‍♂️,
      Great detective work. You collected a lot of clues and made some great deductions.
      🔎Mrs. Eaves

  6. #1 What two things can you never eat for breakfast? Lunch and Dinner???

    #2 How do oceans say good-bye to one another?( I know this one i am not going to tell) 🙂

    #3 What comes next? A OR C.

  7. Hi May,
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas.
    I got and deleted your answer. Thanks.
    Which one do you think best fits the pattern – A or C?
    🔎Mrs. Eaves

  8. This was a hard case to crack!
    I think a clue was that she was having a party or she was in the middle of school when she went to get the dress.
    Another was she teaching football and she was grading papers at the same time.

    Though’s are 2 clues that I cracked open!

    • Hi Sophie 🕵🏼‍♀️,
      Thanks for looking for and sharing the clues that you found.
      Being a book detective is fun!
      🔎Mrs. Eaves

    • Hi May 🕵🏼‍♀️
      Did you notice any clues along the way in the illustrations?
      Check the closet. There always seems to be a clue there.
      Mrs. Eaves

  9. The Ant & The Dove. I liked the first one better. I always like the back and forth talking. Morale if you help others they will help you in return!!! Kindness matters!!

  10. Today I read Harry Potter. Harry completed the first task with nothing but a scrach. He had to face the Horntail dragon. The meanest and scariest of all. He summoned his broomstick and he and Ron are friends again! :] After all the celebrating he went to Care Of Magical Creatures. Reta Skeeter was there and was bothering when they were trying to round up the skruts. After stings and burns he went to divination. As usual Trewlany was predicting his deaths. Then Hermione toke them to the kitchen to meet the house elves. Winkey was crying a LOT!! Hermione was trying to talk to her but I just want to give her a hug!!!!! :[ And then they went back to the castle!

    • Thanks for sharing your reading Sophie.
      I agree, Winky is so sad in this part and Dobbie can’t seem to help her.
      When I read about the Divination classroom I imagine lots to incense. I think it would be awful. Wouldn’t like being there either.
      I love how Harry got the golden egg. It was exciting.
      📚Mrs. Eaves

  11. I read Bone and what’s happening right now is Fone Bone woke up in a person named Thorn’s grandma’s house. My favorite part is when the three lost Bones here a buzzing noise because it’s a whole bunch of bugs called Locusts come out from a big crack between the land they’re standing on.

    • Hi Anna,
      That a fun graphic novel series. Do you have them all? Are they hurt by the locust or just freaked out by them? Is there a reason they are coming through the crack?
      Thanks for sharing your reading!
      📚Mrs. Eaves

  12. I finished Travel Team By Mike Lupica. It is a story where Danny and his team that Richie created ended up with Danny a twelve year old boy coaching and getting Ty the best 12 year old basketball player in Middletown and beating the Vikings the other Middletown team.

    • Thanks for sharing your reading. I’m curious about how he became the coach. IS that why has dad was watching him so closely yesterday?
      That seems like a great story. Do you have other Mike Lupica books? If you do, will you read them or move on to a different kind of book?
      📚Mrs. Eaves

  13. Hi! I read Ruby Red Fort by Lauren Child. The story is about a girl named Ruby and she loves to do stuff with people and say HI to them to she loves to write down all kinds of notes she loves to also do all kinds of stuff with Clancy! She is VERY VERY SMART and a spy but I have not got to the spot were she’s a spy but when she was a little girl she sounded like she was in 3 grade!

    • Hi Estella,
      I am glad you area reading Ruby Redfort again. I am curious about the story. I look forward to learning about her and how she cracks open cases as you read more.
      Thanks for sharing your reading!
      📚 Mrs. Eaves

  14. Hi. The book was so much fun are there other ones! It was prity hard but then wen I found out that she had a sister I new I had got it! the book was so much FUN!

    • Hi Estella,
      I’m glad you liked Miss Nelson Has a Field Day. I love the total surprise at the ending. (at least it was for me)
      There are only three Miss Nelson books that I am aware of. It’s too bad there aren’t anymore. I like them too.
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas.
      👊🏻Mrs. Eaves

  15. I like the first fable because it the lesson stuck out to me more in the first book. I liked how the ant wanted to drink but ended up almost drowning but the dove saved him. Later the dove was about to be shot by a hunter who was right behind the tree but the ant bit the hunter and screamed. Then the bird flew away and was saved by the ant. The fable is the golden rule. I like the golden rule because of the play we did in 2L last year. I was the Big Bad Wolf and it was super funny.

    • Hi Justin,
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts so clearly. I appreciate knowing the details in the fable that made the lesson stick out to you. I’m glad you’ve got that great memory from 2L to connect with.
      Kindness always matters!
      🐜 Mrs. Eaves

  16. I read The Horse and His Boy. Aravis left the tombs without Shasta and now she might be captured. Bree left with Aravis and Hwin. My prediction is that Shasta is going to go back and they are both going to meet the high king Peter

    • Thanks for sharing your reading Landon.
      You capture the main point in the action right now. I like how you are connecting to what you know and making a strong prediction.
      📚Mrs. Eaves

  17. Miss Nelson Has A Field Day

    1) Coach Armstrong is out
    2) Miss Leona Swamp has a pimple but Miss Nelson doesn’t
    3) Miss Nelson is grading work while Leona Swamp is working with the team
    4) Miss Nelson and Leona Swamp were both in the building
    5) They are twin sisters – “Thanks for filling in for me, Barbara” and they looked exactly the same.
    6) still trying to figure which one her sister filled in for – the school job or Miss Leona Swamp working with the football team

    • Hi Justin,
      Great job collecting clues throughout the whole story.
      You made some great deductions!
      Mrs. Eaves

  18. I am still reading Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior. The village got attacked by a new invention that the mobs made. The zombies rode spiders up the wall. Then they waited to day so they could burn. Instead of hugging people they hugged the houses so that the house would catch on fire, but it rained and their plan was a fluke. When the villager got to school he was level 7. Max put up a plan and made someone talk for him so that he could check in the villager’s diary and wrote in it.

    • Hi Justin,
      Thanks for sharing your reading. It sounds like there is a lot of action in this book. Does it all eventually connect together or are there different episodes?
      I’m glad the village was saved from the Zombie plan.
      📚Mrs. Eaves

  19. Today I read “The Buddy Files The Case of the School Ghost”. I don’t want to give away anything, so I’m going to save telling what happened for book club tomorrow. I really liked the chapter.

    • Hi May,
      Thanks for letting me know that you read, and thanks for not sharing. I haven’t read yet. I’m glad you liked the chapter because now I have something to look forward to tonight.
      📚Mrs. Eaves

    • Hi Max,
      I love that twist in the story. It made me doubt what I thought I knew from the first two books. What creative writing. It there was a fourth one, I wonder what the author would do.
      🕵🏻‍♂️Mrs. Eaves

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