Our Day – Tuesday May 5

Good Morning!  I know Mrs. Snyder said that there would be no new work assigned today, but it seems like we are in the middle or just starting several things.  So here is today’s post.  Do what you can.  I will not be at my computer as much as usual this morning.  Be patient, there will be wait time between questions and comments today.

Morning Work – Start off your learning day by picking up your gratitude rock and thinking of something new to add to your Gratitude Jar.  Remember, if you can’t think of something to add today, take out your strips and read what you’ve already collected.  I hope that makes you feel happier.

Take some time to read each others blogs and leave a comment or two. Your comments are encouraging compliments for your classmates. 🌸🌺🌼 Thanks for staying connected!

Morning Meeting–  Today we’ll read Let the Children March.  Think about how the courage of those children and their families changed the world.  We’ll continue to practice helping others feel more courageous by offering supportive words.  Choose a different sentence stem written by Dan Rockwell:

  • You’re great at…
  • Thank you for… (be specific)
  • I’m impressed with

Use the sentence stem at the beginning of the compliment you leave to those children in comment section.  It might seem odd to show appreciation to book characters, but practice makes progress. I hope by practicing your habit of encouraging others will grow and grow.

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two Go Noodle videos: move to Pop See Ko  and practice with How to Spin a Basketball on Your Finger.

Science and Reading

Shared Reading –  We’ll continue to learn more about force.  We’ll begin by sharing a new poem.

Friction by Sara Holbrook                        

Speed bumps in the parking lot.

Gravel under my wheel.

Brakes on a subway train                                      For the Hopper Popper

screeching out a squeal.                                          I used recycled cardboard

My eraser tearing at paper.                                   from a popsicle box and it worked.

My father’s weekend beard

on Monday pulling at his razor.

A thumb against a finger

when it makes a snapping sound.

Whatever takes off in a hurry,

Friction slows it down.

Today you’ll watch the first Invisible Forces Mystery to explore balanced and unbalanced forces.  It is called, “How could you win a tug-of-war against a bunch of adults?”  The video is about 20 minutes long. (The watermelon section is wild!) There is an activity at the end. I hope you’ll be able to do it. It does take about 45 minutes, so do it when you have time. It’s fun! It’s helpful to print these guides, but not essential.

Here is the Make-It image if you can’t print it out. The cardboard rectangle is 3″x6″.  Lines A and C on the make is guide are 3/4 of an inch from each end.  Line B is at 3″.

Make It – Launch Pad

High Hop Scorecard


Ask for some help to gather the supplies and to do the final “hopping” step. Later yesterday, after our Zoom chat, I realized I could cut the “too strong” elastic in half.  It worked when I made it thinner. You can do that too.

At the end of “hopping” step, Doug suggests that you may want to make some modifications to see if you can make your Hopper Popper go even higher.  That’s an option. Here are some Tips for Modifications if you need them.

In the activity section of the video, it offers a mid-way stopping point if you don’t have time. You decide do it all at once or, start today and finish tomorrow.

As you’re working with your popper, think about where the pushes and pulls are and when they are strongest.







It would be really cool if you could share a picture or video of your popper hopping. 😃

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  – Over the next several days we’ll work, little by little, to craft the mysteries you planned last week.  Go to our Google Classroom, review the lead you wrote yesterday.  You may want to revise it with the feedback you received. Next open the assignment: 2. Writing a Mystery ~ developing the beginning.  Follow the directions you find there to keep developing your mystery.

If you’d like a new writing idea, here are today’s Quick Writes. They come from ThoughtCo.:

Snappy Travel. Imagine you could snap your fingers and be anywhere else in the world. Write about where you’d go.

Perfect Party. Describe what the ultimate birthday party would look like if you could do anything you wanted.

Kindness Counts. You’re given $100 to do random acts of kindness for others. What do you do?

Book Bound. If you could be the main character from your favorite book, who would you be? Write about an adventure you might have.

Lost. Have you ever been lost? Write about your experience.

Other – a topic of your choosing

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 – I notice from looking at the work shared, there is still some confusion about parallel lines and parallelograms.  The picture below shows a set of parallel lines.  No matter how long they are, they will always be equally apart.  They will never cross.  


The middle set are intersecting lines.  If the lines continue they will eventually cross.  The last set of lines are perpendicular.  The cross and make right angles.

A parallelogram is a 4-sided shape where both sets of opposite sides are parallel. Rectangles, squares and rhombuses are all ALSO parallelograms.

Let’s practice some more with Types of Quadrilaterals and Naming and Labeling Quadrilaterals

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!

Justin was building with Legos.  He used 342 Lego to make a car, 657 to make a garage and 574 to make a house.

How many Legos did Justin use altogether while he was building?

He decided to make four more cars that were exactly like the first one.  How many Legos did he use to make those four cars?

Max has 21,850 crayons. Elena has 17,039 crayons.

How many more crayons does Max have than Elena has?

Sophie has 2,258 more crayons than Elena has. 

How many crayons does Sophie have?

If Max, Elena and Sophie put their crayons altogether, how many crayons will that be?

Piper has 10,000 balloons in total.  2,126 of the balloon are blue.  3,486 are red.  2,029 are green.  The rest of the balloons are yellow.

How many of the balloons are yellow?

600 of those yellow balloons are star shaped. 

The rest are round. 

How many round, yellow balloons does Piper have?

Landon baked 115 muffins.

Katherine baked 4 times as many.  How many muffins did Katherine bake?

Katherine baked some blueberry muffins and some apple muffins. 

If 200 of Katherine’s muffins were blueberry, how many of them were apple?

Javey had 212 Legos.  He lost 31 of them.  How many Legos did Javey have then?

Van brought 169 Legos and added them to what Javey had so they could build a tower.

How many Legos did Javey and Van have to build the tower with?

Holden was helping a friend build a pen for some goats.

The pen had to be an unusual quadrilateral and they needed to know how much fencing to buy.

One side was 134 feet long.

Another side was 86 feet long.

The third side was 142 feet long.

And the last side was 95 feet long.

How much fencing did Holden and his friend need to buy to build the goat pen?

If you’ve worked through that, it’s definitely time for a game here at ABCya. Find a way to keep practicing your math facts in all four operations.

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

26 thoughts on “Our Day – Tuesday May 5

  1. You’re great at being brave and stepping up for the world
    Thank you for Making the world safe
    I’m impressed with how nothing held you back

    • Hi Katherine,
      Thank you for offering such positive and encouraging thoughts.
      You are really good at offering compliments.
      💗Mrs. Eaves

    • Hi Landon,
      That was a specific thank you. It is an encouraging compliment.
      Thank you for knowing how to make the world a happier place.

      • Hi Edward,
        That is a possible outcome because of the courageous act they did. Marching day after day and staying it jail for many days was incredibly brave. I admire their commitment and determination to change their world and ours too.
        🌎Mrs. Eaves

  2. I’m impressed with how well you kept on marching and singing even though it was scary. Thank you for changing how people acted, and your great at singing while marching.

    • Hi Anna,
      Thank you for offering those children such an encouraging compliment. You are really good at offering kind and helpful words to others. That makes the world a better place.
      I am grateful for your quiet care.
      💗Mrs. Eaves

  3. Thank you for marching on even in the toughest times. You were very courageous and changed history and were not mean just proud! I am very grateful. Love, Sophie.

    • Hi Sophie,
      Thank you for sharing our appreciation for their efforts and actions. You are good at encouraging others and that changes the world for the better.
      You do that every day. I am grateful for all you do.
      💗Mrs. Eabes

  4. Thank you for being brave and marching for your parents. You made change happen and people will always remember you!

    • Hi Brady,
      You are good at showing others how you appreciate they efforts and actions.
      Appreciation makes the world happier.
      Thank you for making the world happier through your words and actions.
      💗Mrs. Eaves

  5. You’re great at… standing up for you.
    Thank you for… Not giving up
    I’m impressed with there faith

    • Hi May,
      You are good at making encouraging comments and find a way to let others know they are appreciated.
      Thank you.
      💗Mrs. Eaves

  6. For the tug a war i do think that the kids could beat the adults but by there position off there feet .and maybe they were using fricton . and one the rubber bands its a yes because if you rap the rubber bands like a layer on the watermelon you could make it pop.

    • You are right Vera, You can change anything if you think about how to change things up.
      Creative thinking make the world interesting.
      🙌🏼Mrs. Eaves

  7. Today I read Brixton Brothers Case Of The Mistaken Identity. All the people who broke in are librarians and all the librarians are trained secret agents that hold all America’s secrets and Steve is locked in a car with two librarians. Steve is the bad guy because he is a part of treason because all he is a private detective all because his fake Baylie Brothers detective badge. They think Steve works for a man named Mr. E They are asking Steve to talk about the man who checked out The History Of American Quilting. Mr. E sells America’s secrets and they think Steve works for him. He sells them to the highest important pastimes. All of America’s secret secrets are embroidered on a quilt. bidder, China, Russia, and insane Billionaires! Quilting is one of America’s most The quilt was called the Maguffin Quilt. Nobody cares about quilts so that’s why it works. The Maguffin Quilt is lost and the last person to know where it is he is dead. He was killed in the line of duty and he wrote An Illustrated History Of American Quilting. He still had the book in his hand. He had worked for Ocean Park for 16 years and he had a lisp because he bit his tongue off. Each quilt symbol means something. They tied Steve up. Steve was stuck in the car alone and he was pressing buttons with his nose. He thought he had filled the car with poisinous gas but it was just a fog machine. Steve had one more button he pressed it with his nose and then the sunroof opened. Steve somehow got his bag and jumped and jumped until he got on the roof. Then he snuck to the police office and a officer untied him and they went to see the chief. The chief didn’t believe him and called him a private detective. Then he knew why when he was alone, his picture was on the wall. And then it all was explained, A wanted poster with his name on it.

    • Hi Sophie,
      Thanks for sharing your reading today. There is so much going on in this book. It’s really wild and some part of it are pretty funny. You shared lots of details and information. I wonder if all of them are important clues. Do you think we know the mystery yet?
      Can’t wait to talk about it tomorrow in book club.
      📚Mrs. Eaves

  8. I read Ivy and Bean and the setting is mostly in Ivy’s house and Bean’s backyard.
    The main characters are Ivy who wants to learn how to witch. Bean is usually bugging Nancy, her older sister and likes doing things with Ivy.

    • Hi Anna,
      Thanks for sharing your reading today. I like Ivy and Bean. I think I might have been like Bean when I was her age. I loved bugging my older sister too.
      📚Mrs. Eaves

    • Good prediction. I wonder what will happen with Rick and the fact that Steve solved the Blackbird Case. I wonder if that will change anything for Steve.
      🔎Mrs. Eaves

  9. I read babysitter club Mary Anne and Stacy are babysitting for kids on vacation. Kristy is staying home Claudia is going to New Hampshire Dawn is visiting her dad in California. Mary Anne and Stacy are going to the Jersey Shove to help take care of the kids. They are very excited because it will be fun too. Stacy’s parents were nervous to let her go because of her diabetes. They made sure that there were good doctors there if she needed them. mom was nervous about her going.

    • Hi Katherine,
      Thanks for sharing reading. This is a very thorough and clear summary of what they girls will be doing during vacation. I wonder how they will stay connected, when they are so far apart.
      📚Mrs. Eaves

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