Our Day ~ Tuesday, May 26

☀️🍃🌎Good Morning! As we begin our tour of  the United States, I hope you’ll make time to watch the videos and read-alouds so you’ll have a stronger awareness of the unique features of each region of our country. This map shows where each of the National Parks is in the United States.

Morning Work – Thanks for continuing our morning gratitude practice.👋🏻💗🥳 Take a look at these pictures from our  National Parks.  These pictures of from The Grand Canyon in Arizona, Yosemite in California, Zion in Utah, and the Grand Tetons in Wyoming.  Our country is a majestic place.  What will 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–  We’ll continue on with our Social Problem Solving.  We’re very good at Steps 1 and 2.  We can calm down and we can identify the problem.  I also noticed from the work you did last week that we’re good at making clear “I statements.”    This week we’ll look more closely at steps 3, 4, and 5.   We need to work on the next part of the process ~ setting goals and brainstorming ideas of how we may be able to achieve our goal.  Let start by listening to Better Than You.  If Tyler were to work through our Problem Solving Steps, what do you think his “I statement” and positive goal would be?  Remember a goal has to be safe and  has to take everyone’s feelings into consideration.   Before reading further on the blog, leave a comment a with your answer. 😉

Did you notice that by the end of the book, Tyler had solved his problem, but he had never said his “I statement” to Jake.  He also didn’t depend on Jake to change so he could be happy.  Tyler talked to his uncle.  He looked beyond himself and his feelings.  He changed his perspective about why Jake was always bragging. And finally he found a friend who didn’t compete and use put downs.  🤔 Take some time  to reflect on different parts of the story here: Problem Solving Practice ~ Better Than You 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 Peanut Butter in a Cup  or with 100 Fast – Jumping Jacks.

🇺🇸🚜🌪Social Studies and Reading

Shared Reading –  We’ll continue to explore the regions of our country.  Listen to The Scrambled States of America  and Travels with Charlie Across the Midwest. Watch the slide show so you can see each state unique features.

As you learn about the midwest, which state in this 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. Tomorrow we’ll explore the other two regions and you’ll select states from those regions as well.

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.  This week’s prompts are a random collection. Challenge yourself to write something different ~ a poem, a play, a song, a news article, a puppet show…  Write as if you’re a sports announcer, or a meteorologist, a cat or a dog…✏️

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

  • Do you think you would enjoy living on a boat? Why or why not?
  • What is the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you? How did it make you feel?
  • What are the responsibilities of friendship?
  • If you could have any zoo animal as a pet, which would you choose? Why?
  • Other ~ any topic you’d like to write about today.

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 – Today we’ll be reviewing PERIMETER.  People find the perimeter of a figure or shape by measuring the length of each side and adding the measurements altogether.

For the first worksheet you’ll be measuring with inches (in).   For the second worksheet, you’ll be measuring with centimeters (cm). If the shapes do not print with even inches or centimeters, round up.

Practice calculating perimeter here with Perimeter Practice and here with Paper Quadrilaterals Perimeters.  Here is an example of what a completed shape would look like on the Paper Quadrilateral worksheet.

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!

Justin had three mini-bags of pretzels for snack.

There were eight pretzels in each bag.

How many pretzels did Justin have altogether?

If Justin had that same amount every day for a week, how many pretzels would he have eaten then?

Max had 13,500 Legos altogether in a bin.

 He used 6,154 red bricks, 4,437 white bricks and 594 blue bricks to make a spaceship.

How many Lego bricks did Max use altogether to build his spaceship?

How many Legos did he have left in the bin?

Elena practiced basketball for thirty-five minutes each day during the week.

She practiced forty-five minutes each day of the weekend. 

How many minutes did she practice basketball in one week altogether?

Sophie was making a snack mix for her family and making equal bags for each of them.   In each of the four bags she put:

            6 pretzels

            5 goldfish crackers

            7 peanuts

            8 Cheez-its and

            10 M&M’s

How many pieces of snack mix did she put in the four bags altogether?

Piper collected stones at the beach. She was using them to create an art project.

She found 2,332 white stones, 1,564 brown stones and 1,816 speckled stones.

How many stones did Piper collect for her project altogether?

Katherine went for a hike.  She collected food for the animals.

She found 1,235 acorns, 456 pinecones and 387 red berries.

How many things did Katherine collect altogether during her hike?

She put the food in a pile at the edge of the forest.  When she went back the next day, the animals had eaten half of what she had collected.

How much food did the animals eat in one day?

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…

Art Click out the new lessons. Here’s what Mrs. Nardone has for you to explore in Art today.

Guest Author/Illustrator Visit: Gina Perry (This is Piper’s mom! Check it out, if you haven’t already!)
Final artwork assignment:  Scroll down to bottom for final assignment.
Check out the fabulous art in the Online Galleries.  There are 3 galleries, a photo gallery and a Quarantine Self-Portrait Gallery of student artwork. Mrs. Nardone is hoping everyone will contribute a self-portrait.  Please take time to read the assignment and submit your artwork.

Technology – You’ll find the lessons Mrs. Herlihy left here at this link open the lesson that is next for you.

🏀🍦🚴🏻‍♀️I hope you had a great day today.  We’re almost done.  Stick with it.  I know you can!🚴🏻‍♂️🌭🎾

Thanks for being awesome!🥳💐👋🏻

💕Mrs. Eaves