Our Day ~ Thursday, May 7

Good Morning! 

Morning Work – Start your learning day by picking up your gratitude rock and thinking of something new to add to your Gratitude Jar.  Take a moment to count your blessings and feel happy.

Take some time to read each others blogs and leave a comment or two. Your comments are virtual pats on the back.  They help us keep going.  🙌🏼👏🏽👊🏻🤟🏽 Thanks for staying connected.

Morning Meeting–  Today we’ll read Miss Moore Thought Otherwise .  Think about how having courage question help Miss Moore change rules and attitudes.  We can help each other change the world too by offering support to others.  Choose another sentence stem from Dan Rockwell:

  • Congratulations on…
  • You’re making a difference for…
  • I’m encouraged when you…

Use it to leave a compliment to Miss Moore in comment section.  I know it may still seem odd to encourage a book character, but practice makes progress. Have you shown your appreciation to your family more often this week?  I hope so.  I hope your habit of encouraging each other 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 Hollaballoo and relax and reflect with Be Grateful.  I am so grateful to know you!💗

Science and Reading

Shared Reading –  Here’s a new poem to add to our understanding of force and motion.

Laws of Motion by Carolyn Colley

Sir Isaac Newton was his name

Observing objects was his game

He made three rules about what he saw

When we see motion, it’s described by his laws.

The first law of motion is just a piece of cake.

To make an object move, all it needs is a shake.

The second law of motion is about force.

Give it a shove and the objects takes that course.

The third law of motion is pure satisfaction.

For each force made there’s an equal and opposite reaction.

Pushing or pulling, exerting a force

Moving and shaking, it’s physics of course

Listen to Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee. Think about how force and motion, pushes and pulls, gravity and friction work together so that amusement park rides work safely.

Here’s an experiment to try Exploring Ramps, Angles and Friction

Supplies Needed:

  • Materials to make a ramp; cardboard, wooden planks, a cutting board, a cookie sheet
  • Books or blocks to hold the ramp in place
  • A variety of things that roll; toy cars, balls – try for 3 of about the same size
  • A variety of textured materials to create friction – there are many ideas.  Choose what you have easily available – foil bubble wrap, a dish towel, sandpaper, a piece of foam.  The goal is to have three different textures.
  • Tape to hold things down if necessary
  • Optional ~ stopwatch and measuring tape.
  • Exploring Ramps, Angles and Friction Science Lab Report. (It is also in our Google Classroom if you find that easier.)


  1. Gather your supplies
  2. Create your ramp.  It should be about 6 inches high.
  3. Make a finish line about 3 feet away from the end of your ramp.(I used a book so the balls would stop.)
  4. Complete the Hypothesis section on your science lab experiment. Explain what you think will happen and why with as much detail as possible.
  5. Conduct your experiment. (If you have a stopwatch, you could find out which is fastest.  If you have a big space, don’t use a finish line and see which will go furtherest. Measure and compare with your measuring tape.)
  6. Complete the Results section on your Science Lab Experiment.  Explain what happened with as much detail as possible.
  7. Write your conclusion.

If you could change one thing in your experiment, what would you change?  How would raising or lowering the ramp change the results of the experiment?  How would changing the surface of the ramp change it?  What would you discover if you moved the finish line further away from the ramp? Decide on a change to make and give it a try.  Record your results on the second part of the experiment.  If you’re having fun keep going.

Share what you did on your blog or in an email.  Have fun with forces, friction and gravity.

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  – We’ve been working to write the mysteries you planned last week in Google Classroom.  You don’t have to do all the writing at once.  Take your time.  Mystery Writing is tricky.  🙃 Remember to copy and paste each part  into the beginning of each new assignment.  That way your whole mystery will be together in one document as you go.  The directions for how to do that are in each assignment.  The new assignment today is 4. Writing a Mystery ~ creating an ending.

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

  • You win a cooking contest for your famous recipe for ____________ and…
  • You discover your parents are spies and …
  • You bring your take out meal home, but…
  • You find $1,000 on the ground and you…
  • Or any other topic you are inspired 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 Workshop – Only a few of you had the opportunity to complete the Quadrilateral Assignment yesterday.  If you’re not one of those few, I hope today you’ll create the blog post listing 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. 

The new assignment in your study of geometry is to create a picture or design that is clearly made from at least 12 different quadrilaterals.  Your picture must include at least one unique square, rectangle,  parallelogram, rhombus and trapezoid.

Submit a picture of your creation either through email, or by creating blog post by Tuesday, May 12.

Here are samples of how this assignment might be completed.








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!

Paul had three huge bins of Legos.  One had 14,567 long bricks in it. Another had 21,934 medium bricks in it and the last had 20,385 small bricks in it.

How many Lego bricks did Paul have to build with altogether?

He used 22,987 of the bricks to build a house.

How many Lego bricks were left for other projects?

Landon went hiking. He kept track of the people he saw on the trail.  When he was done and back at his car, he had counted 1,304 people in total.

348 people had red jackets, 75 people had white jackets, and 242 people had blue jackets. 

The rest of the people he counted wore multi-colored jackets. 

How many people with multi-colored jackets did Landon see and count?

Holden collected shells. He had 2,423 white shells, 2,056 yellow shells and 1,308 speckled shells.

He used 2,388 of his shells to decorate one box and 839 to decorate another. 

How many shells did Holden use in these projects?

How many shells did Holden have left for other projects?

When Edward started building with Legos, he had 12,035 bricks in a bin.

When he was finished there were 2,368 bricks left.

Edward had used 7,206 for a ship.  He used the rest for a robot.

How many Legos did Edward use building his robot?

Vera collected stuffies. She had 123 wild animals, 256 dogs and 16 unicorns.

How many stuffies did Vera have altogether?

Vera sorted through them and decided to give 138 of them to the SPCA so the dogs there could have toys. 

How many stuffies did Vera have left then?

May made five necklaces. 

Her pattern repeated yellow, blue, and gold six times on each necklace.

How many beads did May use on one necklace?

How many beads did May use to make all five of her necklaces?

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.

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.
 She really wants to know how you are growing as a musician!

Thank you for another week full of your creativity, determination and awesomeness!

You and your effort fills me with appreciation and joy.  You are amazing!🙌🏼

🌈🌎✏️📚💕Mrs. Eaves

30 thoughts on “Our Day ~ Thursday, May 7

  1. I Congratulation Miss. More because if she did not do that we would all not be aloud to bring books home or touch them.

    • Hi Holden,
      She did make quite a big difference for children around the world.
      I’m glad she thought differently!
      📖Mrs. Eaves

  2. You’re making a difference on making it so children are allowed to take library books home to read them. Was that a true story?

    • Hi Anna,
      Thanks for your thankful encouraging words to Miss Moore. She really did make a huge difference in our world.
      Yes, that is a true story. It is a picture book biography of her life.
      I’m very grateful to her.
      📖 Mrs.Eaves

    • Hi Edward,
      She did change the world for children and reading. I’m glad she thought differently and asked people to change.
      📖Mrs. Eaves

  3. Congratulations Annie Moore for having a dream that you made come true. I am lucky now to go to the library and take out books to read. You made it all possible!

    • Hi Brady,
      Thank you for showing your appreciation for what Miss Moore did. Her ideas and courage to stick with them when changed the world. I think that took a lot of courage. I’m glad she kept on trying!
      📖Mrs. Eaves

  4. Your making a difference for children so they can let there imaginations go wild and set free! We thank you for that.


    • Hi Sophie,
      Thank you for sharing your encouraging words with Miss Moore. I think she was very courageous to do what she did and to get the whole world you change how they treated children.
      📖Mrs. Eaves

  5. Congratulations on making more libraries a better place for children if I could not go to libraries I would be sad

    • Hi Landon,
      Thank you for sharing your appreciation with Miss Moore. She really did change the world for all of us and that took determination and courage.
      📖 Mrs. Eaves

    • Hi Anna,
      I’m sorry. I wonder why.
      Rats we missed you. We found n, s and t on the pictures. We talked about what forgery means and wonder why the paint was wet if it was a million dollar painting by Grandma Moses. We did think we had any more clues to add. We said we’d read Chapter 7 for Tuesday.
      😢Mrs. Eaves

    • Hi Justin,
      I think Miss Moore would be very pleased to see how things have changed for children because of her courage and action.
      Thanks for sharing your encouraging and appreciative words.
      📖 Mrs. Eaves

  6. I did the friction activaty. I noticed that I need to use things with more friction so it will go slower. I used bubble wrap for my first try and for my second I used a towel. I also used a marble.

    • Hi Sophie,
      I wondered what would happen with different types of bubble wrap. I’m going to give that a try later today.
      Did you make any changes to your ramp or finish line?
      Just curious!
      🎱Mrs Eaves

  7. I read The Trouble With Chickens and the main characters are J.J. who is a search and rescue dog. Moosh the chicken mom who is missing 2 of her chicks. The setting is in the backyard where They live. And what I wrote down for book clubs is Dink goes to the barn and checks the painting and if the ring is still there. He makes pancakes with Mario and Ruth Rose asks if Mademoiselle found her ring and she did. Detective Robb is talking with Buzzy to. Sorry I couldn’t come.

    • Hi Anna,
      Thank you for share both of your readings from today. The Trouble with Chickens is fun.
      Thank you for sharing what you recorded for the chapter. I’m sorry you couldn’t come too.
      I hope we’ll see you in the afternoon. I wonder what happened. Do you have any idea?
      📖😢Mrs. Eaves

  8. Brixton Brothers Chapter 11 Darning Escape

    Steve ate the wanted poster with his name on it so the chief wouldn’t see it. Steve is aparently dangerous. Steve had thrown the fax machine out the window. Steve tried to put the desk in front of the door, but it was to heavy. There was footsteps coming down the hall there was no time he grabbed the quilting book and quickly read a part of Baylie Brothers and then he jumped out the window which is 2 stories! He is being hunted down by the police. But he jumped back inside and he ended up in the men’s room. He went to the beach and began thinking.

    • Hi Sophie,
      Thanks for sharing your reading with us. Thanks for sharing at book club too.
      Even though this is a serious book, it is also really funny. Mac Barnett writes funny picture books. I’m glad he can weave his humor into this book too.
      📖💕Mrs. Eaves

  9. I did Please Please the Bees
    a bear in the woods got 3 jars of honey a day. But the bear did not take care of his lone. So the bees quit giving him honey. So he makes his yard good again and the bees move back. in and give him honey. THE END

    • Hi May,
      Three jars of honey is A LOT! Is that all the bear ate? How did the bear break his deal with the bees?
      Thanks for sharing what you listened to today.
      📚Mrs. Eaves

  10. I am still reading The One and Only Bob I met a dog named Droolius his owner just kicked him😔. It is in Bob’s perspective. This is in the time after Ivan and Stella are safe. I also learned what the Great water bowl of power is. It is a uncomfortable human seat usually in bathrooms aka toilet.

  11. I read Shoot-Out by Mike Lupica. It is a soccer story. Jake moves and goes from the best soccer team in the league to the worst. Jake is going to take the last shot of the season. If he makes it he wins the game. But then . . . never mind. I will not spoil it. It is a great story for readers like me.

  12. I read baby sitters club and they are at sea city and they went exploring and after they went to the beach

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