Our Day ~ Thursday, May 14

Good Morning! I am glad so many of you are having fun with the bridge building challenges this week.  I’m also glad that you are having fun with the tangrams.  Landin’s mom found lots of fun activities with tangrams on Pinterest.  You might want to check that out too. 😃

Morning Work – Pick up your gratitude rock and think of something new to add to your Gratitude Jar.  I hope you stretch and sigh and say, “Here we go ~ It’s going to be a great day!” 🌎💕🙌🏼

Please read each others blogs and take the time to leave a comment or two.  It’s important.  Thank you. 💗

Morning Meeting–  We’re reading books by one of my favorite authors, Leo Lionni.  His books are very much like fables.  He calls some of them fables in the subtitles.  At the end of story, please leave a comment telling what you think a fitting moral is.  Enjoy Cornelius!

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two Go Noodle videos: move to  and relax and reflect with.

Science and Reading

Shared Reading –  This week we’ll explore how understanding force and motion is used by engineers to design and build bridges.

Listen to Pop’s Bridge and watch Mystery Science ~ What Makes Bridges So Strong? The video is about 25 minutes long.  At the end you’ll be challenged to make your own bridge out of paper.  That takes about 3o minutes so make sure you have enough time to explore and have fun.

Here is your supplies list and Bridge Challenge Directions. Use the same weights you’ve had for the other bridge challenges, for this one.  In this Mystery Science challenge you’ll to have the opportunity to create and test 3 different designs.  Each time you’ll be trying to see how you can make your bridge stronger.  You’ve learned a lot this week ~ use what you’ve discovered to make a great bridge.  Keep track of your work on the Bridge Designers Notebook.  As always, please share what you do in an email, or on your blog.

Before you begin building leave a comment about what you are going to try to make the strongest bridge.  When you  finish the challenge, leave a comment telling us how it worked out.  Remember, it okay to change ideas.  That’s what learning and experimenting is! 👊🏻😀🙌🏼 Let’s share pictures and see if we can find strong bridges, the long bridges, creative bridges and beautiful bridges.  Maybe we can choose the best beam bridge and the best arch bridge and the best use of a truss… and whatever other categories you think we should consider.

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  – Check out the mystery writing project in Google Classroom.  Use all that you’ve learned by listening and reading mysteries over the last several weeks to write your own original mystery.  Follow the assignments to create your lead, develop the beginning, follow your map to follow the clues through the middle and then wrap your mystery up by solving the case and connecting back to your lead.

Katherine’s mystery, The Case of the Missing Easter Candy is posted.  Please read it and leave her a comment.  May posted her mystery called The Stolen Book.  Leave her a comment too.

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

  • Write about your favorite sport and why you like it so much?
  • Imagine what it might be like to live on a boat all the time and write about it.
  • If you had one wish, what would it be?
  • Other ~ what’s a story or topic or opinion you’d like to share? Write about that.

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 –  After two weeks of working with polygons and quadrilaterals, you know it is important to pay attention to parallel, and intersecting sides.  You also know how to name the different angles (right, acute or obtuse) and how to look at opposites side and angles are equal.  You know those are the attributes you are describing polygons.

There’s one more attribute to learn today, and that is congruent. If something is congruent it is equal.  Look at the picture of the tangram pieces.

The two triangles labeled A and B are congruent.  They are the same size.  On parallelogram F both sets of opposite sides are congruent.  They are the same length.  And on parallelogram F both sets of opposite angles are congruent.  The 2 opposite acute angles and the 2 opposite obtuse angles on the parallelogram are the same size.

Begin with today’s warm-up worksheets: Different Kinds of QuadrilateralsName that Quadrilateral and Know Your Quadrilateral.  They all go together.  Use them as a resource when you have a question.

Keep going with the tangram challenge.  Tangram Polygons with ___ Pieces.

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!

Four friends collected rocks.

Each of them collected 1,327.

How many rocks did they collect altogether?

They used 2,650 of the rocks in craft projects.  How many of the rocks were left?

Holden, Piper and May each collected 126 emoji stickers for a project.

How many stickers did they collect altogether?

Estella, Javey, Landin and Anna each collect 64 heart stickers.

How many stickers did they collect altogether?

There were four bowls of crackers.  Each bowl had 45 crackers in it.

How many crackers were there altogether?

If Katherine, Paul and Sophie each ate 22 of the crackers, how many would be left?

Justin has 12,850 crayons. Max has 10,739 crayons.

How many more crayons does Justin have than Max?

Elena has 1,258 more crayons than Max has.  How many crayons does Elena have?

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

Landon had 12,080 Legos. He lost 127 of them.  How many Legos does Landon have now?

Landon worked to build a model of a Mars Space Station.  He used 8,774 of the Legos in the model. 

How many Legos did Landon have left?

Edward collected 2,384 football cards.  He gave 533 of them to Brady.

How many cards did Edward have then?

Next he bought 5 more packs of cards.  Each pack had 16 cards in it.

How many new football cards did Edward buy?

When he put them with his other cards, how many football cards did Edward have then?

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 or singing and send your songs to moliver@sau21.org.  She loves hearing how you are growing as a musician!

Thank you for another week full of your mysteries, bridge experiments, tangrams and awesomeness!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas. 💗  You are amazing!🙌🏼

🌈🌎✏️📚💕Mrs. Eaves