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

30 thoughts on “Our Day ~ Thursday, May 21

  1. I would go to California because it has Hollywood and it has so many things to see. Beaches, The Golden Gate Bridge and so much more.

  2. Texas Because my mom grow up there and it was fun the last time I was there and I stay with one of my moms friends and I have very good memories

    • Hi Justin,
      Those are some good reasons. Do you know what new and different parts of Texas you might want to see this time?
      Would Texas be on your top 3 states list?
      🇺🇸Mrs. Eaves

  3. I finished Dog man brawl of the wild By Dav Pilkey.
    Dog man gets put in jail for robing a bank and he stole from a costume shop and I thought that it was suspicious for him to steal from a costume shop. I turned out that the fleas tried to put Dog man is jail. Also a little of the first one when he was made by a dog’s head sewed on to a cop’s body

  4. Today I read Brixton Brothers! Steve gave Doug the book and Doug gave him four thousned bucks. Steve ripped the page out of the book before he gave it to him and hide it somewhere where he would never expect it to be. Then he grabbed the money and put it over the fire place and said if he touches me this burns to the ground. Steve ran into the room where all the costamer’s were and through the money everywhere and everyone was so busy trying to get it Steve ran out to his bike and Dana. When he got there Dana wasn’t there so he made a list and went to look!

    • Hi Sophie,
      Thanks for sharing your reading. I am enjoying this book. It is silly and serious at the same time. I am anxious to find out what happens in the end. It’s going to be hard to stop at the end of 3 chapters.
      📚Mrs. Eaves

  5. I want to go to California to see the Golden Gate Bridge and go to the beaches and see San Francisco and San Diego. I want to see the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They also have Six Flags in CA and I want to go.

    • Hi Brady,
      You have some fabulous reasons for visiting California.
      I wonder what is different in Six Flags in California!
      You’ll have to let us know after you visit.
      🇺🇸Mrs. Eaves

  6. I read Junie B. Jones is not a crook. By Barbara Park
    In the book Junie was staring at the clock because at recess she would get her mittens back. when the bell rang she ran to mrs. desk to grab her mittens and went out side. Junie and her friends were playing horses but then she was getting hot so she tuck her cote and mittens. When the dell rang she went over to the tree that she put her cote and mittens and her mittens were not there…

    • Hi Elena,
      Thanks for sharing your reading. Yikes! Who do you think took them?
      I can only imagine what Junie does next.
      📚Mrs. Eaves

  7. I would choose Hawaii because my uncle Todd used to live there. The water is beautiful. The water is warm and tropical. There are fresh pineapples. There are non-active volcanoes that you can hike. And there are water falls. They have two Active volcanoes but only steam comes out. There is turquoise Water and that is my favorite color. December through April there is a whale watching cruise at sunset 🌅 and listen to whale songs on a underwater hydrophone.

    • Hi Katherine,
      Wow, you have some great reasons for wanting to visit Hawaii!
      Is in on your top 3 states to visit list?
      🇺🇸Mrs. Eaves

  8. I finished reading Matilda. Matilda gets super powers and gets away the mean old head mistress and gets adopted by Miss Honey.

  9. i read chi book 4. It was really sad. Chi finds her real mom and siblings. yohey, mom, and dad are moving to France! chi has a few minutes to decide if she wants to go with her cat family or human family. She runs on the street chasing her family in a taxi. yohey saw chi and yelled stop to the driver. Chi jumped in yoheys arms and they all went to france!

    • Hi Piper,
      That seems like a really hard choice. It seems as though it ended happily ~ but maybe only on one side. What did you think at the end?
      Thanks for sharing your reading!
      📚 Mrs Eaves

    • Hi Edward!
      What are your reasons?
      I would choose New Mexico for the food, to see Georgia O’Keeffe’s are and to visit the desert. I would like to see the Hopi Indians and the mesas and I would like to go to the Hot Air Balloon Festival.
      Mrs. Eaves

  10. I started to read book 3 of The Chronicles of Narnia it is called Prince Caspian so far they were in a Subway station and now are on an island. They found out they have not been in Narnia for more then 100 years an that King Caspian took over. The Dwarf is going to tell them his story

  11. I read Boxcar Children The Blue Bay Mystery. The Boxcar Children are on vacation but somehow they still find a mystery. They find a boy stranded alone on the island.

    • Hi Piper
      Since you’ve already been there, is Hawaii still on your top three states to visit, or would you choose other state before you went again?
      🇺🇸Mrs. Eaves

    • Hi Elena,
      Please make sure to give your reasons. I’m so glad you come to our Zoom meetings. I am very glad to see you. Now that our book club is done, I’ve noticed that you’ve stopped doing most of the other assignments.. The only thing I know you are doing is daily reading. Your summaries are well done so I know you are understanding and using good comprehension strategies. Everyone once in a while you write. I know this is tough, but we’re almost done. Is there anything I can do to help? Do you want to talk one on one?
      Let me know!
      💕Mrs. Eaves

  12. Today I read “I need my monster”. It was about a boy who’s monster that normally lived under his bed went fishing, and he ended up with 6 substitute monsters under his bed. The story ended with Gabe the monster coming back to be under his bed because he didn’t like fishing.

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