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

44 thoughts on “Our Day ~ Wednesday, May 6

  1. You make progress on staying together. you encourage others to find a good way for you and your friends. Great effort when you care about others.

    • Good Morning Katherine,
      Thanks for sharing your encouraging words to the mice and how they collaborated so each could be happy.
      🐭Mrs. Eaves

  2. City Mouse, Country Mouse

    You make great effort when you stay together. I like how you compromised.

    • Hi Landon,
      Thank for your encouraging words and take the time to notice the efforts and changes they made. That’s what friendship is about ~ give and take.

  3. In one of the poems you did clous.
    You made progress on staying together and agreeing on things.

    • Hi Anna,
      Thanks for noticing what they mice did to figure out how they could stay together and be happy. That’s what friendship is about.
      🐭Mrs. Eaves

  4. You make a great effort when you left home and were nervous. When you noticed you don’t like each others homes and you left. But then you realized friendship is important and you compromised and lived in between each others true homes.

    • Hi Sophie,
      Your encouraging comment is very specific. It will help the mice realize more about the choices they are making and what helps them to be more successful. That way they can keep track of them and use them in the future.
      Friendship is important and is seems to grow stronger through cooperation and compromise.
      🐭Mrs. Eaves

    • Hi Edward,
      It is fun to visit friends. I’m glad they found a way to be happy together.
      🐭Mrs. Eaves

  5. I read Shoot-Out by Mike Lupica. It is a story where a soccer star moves from the town with the best soccer team to the town with the worst soccer team. His name is Jake. Kevin shows Jake that being a good teammate means helping each other on and off the field.

    • Hi Edward,
      Thanks for sharing your reading today. That is a good lesson to learn. Very true.
      📚Mrs. Eaves

  6. You encourage others when you learn to compromise and find a happy home in between your two favorite places the city and the country.

    • Hi Brady,
      Thanks for noticing what they mice had to do to be happy and to develop their friendship.
      Compromise is important in friendships.
      🐭Mrs. Eaves

  7. “Lines and Angels, Angels and Lines, Look at those Angles looking mighty fine!!!” Fun Song on Go Noodle! I kept stopping the video to watch my mom freeze dance. My favorite part was when she paused and her mouth was open with her hands up!

    • Hi Brady,
      I glad you had fun with it!
      Lines and Angles, Angles and Lines!
      😃Mrs. Eaves

  8. You’re making progress on working together
    You encourage others when they had a bad day
    Great effort when you try try try again

    • May you’re good at sharing encouraging words. I appreciate that you notice when others are having a bad day and need a boost.
      Thank you.
      💗Mrs. Eaves

  9. I had fun with the motion song. I still don’t know the song but I was trying to sing along with it.

    • I thought it was fun too. I thought the drawings were funny.
      Glad you enjoyed it!
      ☀️Mrs. Eaves

  10. Recording at Storyline Online Turkey Trouble. It is almost Thanksgiving and Turkey is the mane course!! so he dresses up like different animals but the other animals keep knowing that it is him. So on thanksgiving he dresses up as a pizza man and gives it to the people who want to eat them.

  11. I am reading chi book 2. It’s about a cat that got lost and now has an owner. She has friends at the park and just figured out how to climb stairs and get down stairs! He has a friend that moved out of his house too, because the apartments in the first book didn’t allow pets. But now they have a house. the family is the dad mom and son yohei!

  12. Right now I am reading The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate. I am excited it came in the mail yesterday because we ordered it a long time ago. I figured out that Bob is just like Ivan because he was taken away from his family too. It is cool to read from Bob’s perspective and learn all about the view of a dog. I can’t wait to read more tonight and this weekend.

    Your Favorite Student Landon Michael Maloney

    • Hi Landon
      You are SO lucky. I haven’t ordered it yet. Rats. I can’t wait to hear all about it. I can’t wait to read it to myself. I am so happy for you. Thanks for sharing your reading with us!
      📚💗😁Mrs Eaves

  13. I read Dog Man and the setting is in the city they all live in. The main characters are Dog Man who always finding Petey and putting him in jail, and jumps on chief. Petey who is evil, and escapes from jail a lot.

    • Hi Anna,
      Thanks for sharing your reading. Petey does escape a lot. Either he is a really good bad guy, or the people who work at the jail are really bad at what they do.
      Good thing Dogman is around!
      📚Mrs. Eaves

  14. For reading I caught up on my mystery. It took me about an hour. That is what I did for my independent reading.

    • Justin thanks for putting forth such great effort.
      I have to get ready for our meeting still.
      Thanks for sharing your reading!
      Mrs. Eaves

    • Hi Justin,
      Thanks for sharing your encouraging comment. Trying new things is important. Finding a way to be happy and be with your friends is important too.
      🐭Mrs. Eaves

      • It is really hard not being able to be with your friends. I really miss you and all my friends. Remote learning is not the same.

        • Oh Justin,
          You are right. It is really hard to be doing all of this apart and alone. Remote learning is hard. I miss seeing you and everyone else in 3E too

  15. The shared attributes

    All the shapes are closed shapes.
    The all have a line of symmetry either down the middle or across.
    They all have at least one set of parallel lines.
    None of them are curved.
    They all have four sides.
    They all have four angles.
    All four sides are straight.
    They are all symmetrical.

    • Hi Max,
      Compromising is an important part of friendship. It is encouraging to find ways to make others happy, while feeling satisfied yourself.
      🐭Mrs. Eaves

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