Our Day ~ Wednesday, May 6

Good Morning! It was wonderful to see so many of you on the parade route.  I was so glad to see you in person.  Wow, do I miss you!💗💕🙌🏼 Estella’s home! 🎉🎉💕💗

Morning Work – Start off your learning day by picking up your gratitude rock and thinking of something new to add to your Gratitude Jar.  I don’t know if you are keeping up with this practice, but I hope so.  Taking a moment to count our blessings makes us happier.  One smile spreads!😀

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

Morning Meeting–  Today we’ll read City Mouse, Country Mouse.  (I love the illustrations.  Think of how detailed each one is!  Can you imagine how much time it took to create each scene?). Think about how having caring, cooperation and courage allows the two mice to experience different opportunities, learn from one another and grow.  Friendship is a gift.  Choose a new sentence stems from Dan Rockwell:

  • You’re making progress on…
  • You encourage others when …
  • Great effort when you…

Use it to leave a compliment to the mice in comment section.  It might seem funny to encourage book characters, but practice makes progress. Are you trying to be more encouraging to your family?  I hope your habit of encouraging grows and grows.

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two Go Noodle videos: move to Lines and Angles (this goes with math too. 😃Watch, and move with it ~ it could help you with our geometry work during math) and relax and reflect with Make Someone Happy.

Science and Reading

Shared Reading –  Now more about force and motion.  Here’s today’s poem and a song called Motion is sung to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb:

Gravity by Joyce Sidman.                                         Listen to Newton and Me and add to

Think of the Earth                                                 your understanding of force 

as a mama                                                               and motion in everyday life.

with a warm, heavy heart.                               Enjoy  The Motion Song and

She’s lonely in space.                                          finish anything  you need to do

She reaches out her great arms                      with the Hopper Popper activity.

and holds us to her:

rocks, trees, elephants,

clous, kites, air.

We can fly away – of course!

But only so far

before she calls us back.

We can jump

and vault and bounce and twirl;

but always, always                                         What we’ve been exploring

we return to her.                                               seems pretty simple ~

She worries about growing                          and yet understanding laws of

older, smaller,                                                    have allowed humans to create

weaker –                                                                amazing things.  What will

like her bleak sister,                                        you create?

the moon.

She hold on tight.

Her hug

encircles the world.

Motion by C. DeCarbo

Motion happens every day

When we work, and when we play

Push and pull are forces used

To make an object move.

Motion happens every day

When we work and when we play

Energy is what we use 

To make an object move.

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 gamepractice your recorder.  Relax.

Writer’s Workshop  – Over the next several days we will work, little by little, to craft the mysteries you planned last week in Google Classroom.  Use all that you’ve learned by listening and reading mysteries create your own.  The new assignment today is about creating the middle of you mystery.

If you’re ready for a new writing idea, here are today’s Quick Writes.  They are from Thought Co:

Be a Friend. What does it mean to be a good friend?

Growing Up or Down. Would you rather be older than you are right now or younger? Why?

Best Pets. Which animal makes the best pet? Give at least three reasons for your opinion.

School Favorites. What do you think is the best subject in school? What makes it the best?

What’s in a Name? If you could change your name, what would you choose and why?

Other – any 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.  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 We have been learning about quadrilaterals.  They all have 4 sides and 4 corners.  Look beyond those facts.  Using the pictures below as your guide, create a blog post and  list at least 4 attributes that are shared by all squares, all parallelograms, and all trapezoids.  This word bank can help.  If you’re not sure what to do, look back at the April 28th post to see the example about rectangles.

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!

Piper had 3,500 Legos altogether in a bin.

She used 154 red bricks, 437 white bricks and 594 blue bricks to build her Hank Town.

How many Lego bricks did Piper use altogether to build her Hank Town?

How many Legos did she have left in the bin?

Holden collected stones at the beach.  He was using them to build a fort.

He found 2,332 white stones. He found 1,564 brown stones and he found 1,816 speckled stones.

How many stones did Holden find altogether at the beach?

The next day he collected half as many stones as he had started with.  That was enough to finish the fort.

How many stones did Holden collect the second day to finish his fort?

Van went for a hike.  He collected food for animal.

He found 1,235 acorns, 456 pinecones and 387 red berries.

How many things did Van collect altogether during his hike?

He put the food in a pile at the edge of the forest.  When he went back the next day, the animals had eaten half of what Van had collected.

How much food did the animals eat in one day?

Max had 145 mini cookies.

He ate 23 of them at snack. 16 of them got crushed.

How many cookies did Max have left to eat at lunchtime?

Sophie was building with Legos.  She had 5,105 bricks in a bin when she started building.

When she was finished there were 1,323 bricks left. 

How many Legos did Sophie use while she was building?

1,250 of the bricks she built with were blue and the rest were yellow.  How many yellow bricks did Sophie use?

Landin collected shells on the beach.  She found 356 white shells, 371 yellow shells and 119 speckled shells.

How many shells did Landin find altogether?

She used 465 of her shells to decorate presents for her family. 

How many shells did Landin have left?

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…

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