Our Day ~ Thursday, April 30


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. I notice more and more of you checking out what each other is creating in your blog.  You are doing spectacular things!  🎇🎆🎇 Thanks for staying connected!

I found a way to share Ms. Vas reading Courage by adding it to our Google Classroom.  You will find the video in the stream and under the topic, Guest Reader. I hope it works today.  I’m pretty sure it will. Enjoy!

Morning MeetingToday we’ll share and compare two versions of  The Tortoise and the Hare; 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 with Ryan Kerrigan  and relax and reflect with Go With the Flow.

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

Here are the riddle answers from last Wednesday: #1 Lunch and dinner ,#2 They wave, and #3. a

Here are some new riddles for today ~

#1  What goes up and down, but never moves?

# 2 Mr. Blue lives in the blue house, Mr. Yellow  lives in the yellow house and Mr. Black live in the black house.  Who lives in the white house?

#3 How many blocks?

Listen to Nate the Great and the Phony Clue.

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.

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 called Mapping Your Mystery.

Here is an example of one I created for the story I am planning called The 100 Year Old Clue. 

Here’s the map and the clues I made.  Here’s my mystery plan:  My main character goes to spend a week with her grandparent in the summer.  The first night  there her Grandpa tells a story about a treasure hunt his grandfather had made for his mom (the main character’s great-grandmother), but there was a barn fire and the first clue was lost and so the treasure was never found.  Dun, dun, dun…

If you need ideas, you can look at a better copy of the map and the clues in Google Classroom when you open the assignment Mapping Your Mystery.  Have fun making your map. Don’t rush.  Do a little at a time so you have a chance to come up with your best idea.  It doesn’t need to be finished until Tuesday.

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.   I am so impressed by all you are creating.  Here’s a summary:  book reviews, gaming reviews, informational paragraphs, personal narratives, adventure stories, detective stories, science fiction, fantasy, stream of consciousness pieces and poetry.  It has also been wonderful to see you planning and creating videos to sharing hobbies and new challenges.

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

  • Courage means…
  • Tell about a time when you were courageous.  What did you do?  How did your feel before, during and after?
  • I can be a good friend by…
  • Who is someone you think is courageous.  Tell why.
  • Wish I know more about…

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.  It would be fun to see some of your writing on your blog this week.

Math Workshop We have started studying geometry and we are learning about the attributes of shapes.  We are looking to see if the sides are parallel or not.  We are looking to see if the side are all equal, or if opposites sides are equal and we are learning  to mark what we see.

Let’s start with a rhombus.  In a rhombus all four sides are equal.  This is how a mathematician would label a square.

Now let’s look at a square.  In a square all four sides are equal AND it has four 90° right angles.  This is how a mathematician would label a square.

Let’s look at a parallelogram.  In a parallelogram the the opposites sides are equal.  The two long sides are the same length and parallel.  The two short sides are the same length and parallel.  This is how a mathematician would label a parallelogram.

Now let’s look at a rectangle. In a rectangle the the opposites sides are equal AND it has four 90° right angles.  The two long sides are the same length and parallel.  The two short sides are the same length and parallel.  This is how a mathematician would label a rectangle.

Finally, let’s look at trapezoids.  They always have one set of opposite, parallel lines.  But, they only sometimes have sides of the same length.  Parallel lines on trapezoids are marked with arrows.

Here is a corrected copy of the worksheet you practiced with yesterday.  Using the information you just read, see if you can Name the Quadrilaterals on this worksheet.

And see if you can both Name and Label the Quadrilaterals on this worksheet.

Don’t expect it to be easy.  Ask for help, reread the information and talk it through.  You are just beginning. It’s okay to not feel certain.  You will with time and practice. 👊🏻 You’ve got this! 🙌🏼 Practice makes progress!

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!

Elena had a rock collection. She had 473 crystals.  She had 856 rocks with mica in them.  How my rocks did she have altogether?

Her friends gave her 247 rocks with fossils in them.  How many rocks did she have then?

Landon had a collection of 12,000 Legos before he began building robots out of them.

He used 2,485 bricks to make the first robot, 3,067 bricks to make the second robot and 918 bricks to make the last robot.

How many Lego bricks did Landon use in all to make the three robots?

How many Lego bricks did Landon have left to use for other projects?

Piper organized her art supplies.

She sorted and counted 327 markers, 2,684 crayons and 857 colored pencils.

How many supplies did Piper organize altogether?

She donated half of them to a children’s center. 

How many art supplies did Piper have left?

Javey practiced shooting baskets at recess.  He made 25 shots on Monday, 26 shots on Tuesday and 29 shots on Wednesday.

How many baskets did he make altogether?

How many more shots would Javey need to make to reach 100?

Justin had a collection of sports cards.  He had 12,421 hockey cards.  He had 4,315 basketball cards.  How many sports cards did he have altogether?

He gave his friends 1,478 of his cards.  How many sports cards did he have left?

Brady organized his Pokemon cards.

He sorted and counted 153 Energy cards, and 238 Special Trainer cards.

How many Pokemon cards did Brady organize?

His mom gave him 3 new sets. Each set had 24 cards.

Now how many Pokemon cards does Brady have altogether?

If you’ve worked through that, it’s definitely time for a game here at ABCya. Try Prodigy. Your parents have your login and password.  Use the games to practice your basic facts in all the operations. A third grade goal is know all + and – and x facts and at least 40 ÷ facts.

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 on the Music website

Please record yourself playing and send your songs to moliver@sau21.org.
As of last week, she had only heard from 4 students in our class, and she was hoping to hear from each of us every week. She really wants to know how you are growing as a musician!

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

☀️Landon, thank you for the song.  It is beautiful.  I am so grateful. 💞😌