Our Day ~ Thursday, May 21

Good Morning!  A few people took the time to leave a comment about the region of the United States that seems most interesting to explore.  Thank you.

👋🏻 Morning Work – I hope these are boosting your enthusiasm for our morning gratitude practice.  Check out these videos: Destination World ~ North America and Destination World ~ South America.  After you watch them, what can you add to your Gratitude Jar today? ☀️🌎💕

Please take some time to read each others blogs and leave a comment or two.  Thanks for staying connected!🙌🏼💗👊🏻

Morning Meeting is connected to the morals you wrote last week of the Leo Lionni books. This book celebrate you and the positive strategies you have for dealing with problems. Listen to Quiet Please, Owen McPhee.  This book makes me think of Clark the Shark that a few of you listened to in the Storyline Online audio book collection.

Think of a situation when you felt annoyed by what was happening around you. What are some productive steps you can take when you’re feeling that way ~ whether it’s in the classroom, at home, in a game, with friends…

Complete the fourth part of Problem Solving Practice Thursday here or in Google Classroom.

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 .

Social Studies and Reading

Shared Reading –  Thanks for taking the time yesterday to make a record or what you already know about our 50 States.  Thanks to the few who shared which region you are most interested in and why.  You all had such different ideas. Cool!🇺🇸🌎

Listen to Liberty’s Journey and Travels with Charlie Way Out West.

I made a slide show of the book so you could look closely at the pictures.  Each state has such unique features ~ some of them are beautiful and others are silly.  Can you find Charlie?  He’s on every page.  As you learn about the west, which state in the region seems like a place you’d like to visit.  Leave the name of that state and your reason for choosing it in a comment below.

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  – If you’ve got a writing project to finish, please work on that. 

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

  • Would you rather have a magic carpet that flies or a see-through submarine?
  • Would you rather everything in your house be one color or every single wall and door be a different color?
  • Would you rather have a personal life-sized robot or a jetpack?
  • Would you rather have eyes that change color depending on your mood or hair that changes color depending on the temperature?
  • Would you rather eat an apple or an orange?
  • Other ~ whatever 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 Workshop – Begin with How Long Is That Bridge? as math warm up.

Use this resource to remind yourself how mathematician label right angles (a red box), parallel lines (a red arrow on the line) and congruent sides (1 blue line one the first set of sides ~ 2 blue lines on the second set of sides).

Label the Quadrilateral Cards to show if they have right angles, parallel lines and congruent side.

Next, use this resource to remind yourself about lines of symmetry.  Use a straight edge to draw the lines of symmetry on the Quadrilateral Cards.  Some of these quadrilaterals have 0 lines of symmetry, others have 2 and some have 4.

Once you’ve labeled your shapes, choose a way to sort them:

  •  4 right angles, 2 right angles, 1 right angle, 0 right angles
  • 0 lines of symmetry, others have 2 and some have 4
  • 0 parallel sides, 1 set of parallel sides, 2 sets of parallel sides

Quadrilateral Sort After you’ve sorted the shapes, take a picture of it.  You can upload it into Google Classroom or send it in an email. Thanks for sharing what you understand about quadrilaterals and polygons.

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 has 12,056 markers.  If she threw away 2,268 because they had dried up, how many markers would she have left?  Round your answer to BOTH the nearest 10 and to the nearest 100.

Max measured a crayon and found it was 2 inches shorter than the marker.  Max measured a colored pencil and found it was 3 ½ inches longer than the marker.  The marker was 5 ½ inches long.  How long was the crayon?  How long was the colored pencil?

Katherine wanted to frame some of her artwork.

Each piece of art was a rectangle that was 6 inches long by 8 inches wide. 

How many inches of wood will Katherine need to make a frame for one piece of art?   (In other words, what is the perimeter of one of her pieces of art?)

Katherine is going to make frames for 6 pieces of her art.  How many inches of wood does she need to make all six frames?

Paul was building a tree house.  The floor of was 6 feet by 4 feet.  He wanted to get tiles to put on the floor.  The tiles were 1 foot by 1 foot. 

How many tiles would Paul need to cover the floor of his tree house? 

If each tile cost $1.25, how much money did Liam spend when he bought the tiles?

Elena really likes goldfish crackers.  She ate 28 in the morning and 26 in the afternoon.

She ate twice as many goldfish crackers the next day.  But she ate only half as many on the third day as he had on the first day. 

How many goldfish crackers did Elena eat altogether in those three days?

Landon was reading about space.  He learned that The Hubble Telescope took a picture of the stars between Earth and Mars.  There were 164,368 stars in the picture. 

8,457 of the stars were white.  104,863 stars were red. The rest of the stars were blue.

How many blue stars were in the picture?

If you’ve worked through this, 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:

I have another new song for students to learn uploaded to my Music website:
Thanks to all who have sent me videos of their children playing the recorder songs.  Many of you are making great progress!
Videos can be emailed to me here: moliver@sau21.org
Have a great week making music!

Thank you for another week full of polygons, social problem solving, U.S. Geography  and awesomeness!

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

🌈🌎✏️📚💕Mrs. Eaves