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

58 thoughts on “Our Day ~ Tuesday, May 26

  1. I think the kids I statement is I don’t like it when you say you are better then everyone if you think your better say it in your head. And I think his goal is to make the other kid stop saying mean

    • Hi Katherine,
      I like your suggestion about saying it in your head and not out loud if you think it.
      That would help in a lot of situations,
      💐Mrs. Eaves

      • Because I want to see the presidents at Mount Rushmore. I think that they history would be a little interesting.

        • Hi Justin,
          I agree. I have a picture book called Hanging From Jefferson’s Nose that is the true story of the sculptors who designed and create Mount Rushmore. It is a pretty amazing accomplishment!
          🇺🇸 Mrs. Eaves

  2. I would choose Illinois because there’s the leaning tower of Pisa, the first Mcdonalds, and lots of interesting things about the state.

  3. Jake I think you should try and let your friends teach you new things. You could learn more and build happier friendships.

    • Hi Brady,
      What a great message to Jake. He doesn’t seem to want to let others teach him. I wonder if that makes him feel weak. What do you think?
      I agree with you. He would probably would be happier if he’d learn with others.
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
      Mrs. Eaves

  4. I feel embarest and upset when I learned something new and you always just say that you or your thing is better so maybe could you be happy for other people sometimes and say your thing in a nicer way like when a just got a music player could you have said ‘wow that’s cool can we listen to each others music together?

    • Hi Sophie,
      Thanks for sharing your ideas about the advice you’d give Jake.
      He definitely needs support to develop empathy.
      💕Mrs. Eaves

    • Hi Anna,
      The books are pretty much it unless there is something you’ve done or written that you would really like me to see.
      Thank you for all you time and effort to do all you can.
      💕Mrs. Eaves

  5. In the Midwest the state I would want to visit would be Minnesota because it has America’s Biggest Mall and it has Nickelodeon Universe inside the mall.

    • 🎡Oh Brady,🎢
      You make me smile. You and your amusement parks. I wonder if there is an amusement park guide. You could make it your job to travel to them all and review them so everyone would know which ones to visit.
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas!
      💕Mrs. Eaves

    • Hi Vera,
      I wouldn’t think of Michigan as a place full of farm animals.
      Interesting. Do you have sheep?
      🇺🇸Mrs. Eaves

    • Hi Landon,
      Those would be interesting things to visit and see.
      I wonder if the ruby slippers are there.
      🇺🇸 Mrs. Eaves

  6. i read how i learned geography

    a boy lives in a nice village but war comes and he has to move.
    The place he moves to food it hard to get. One day his dad goes to the market to get dinner but he gets a map instead. The map takes the boy places away from his hunger.

    • Hi May,
      I have known about that book, but never read it before. It seems like a good fit with our global geography study.
      Thanks for sharing all about it.
      📚Mrs. Eaves
      PS – How was Blubber? Have you ordered The BFG?

  7. Tyler’s I statement would be

    Jake, can you please stop when you see someone doing something that you can do it better. It is very annoying and I am speaking for everyone. Can you please stop? If you don’t stop, I might need to get my parents to talk to your parents.

    • Hi Justin,
      That would be a great way of advocating for yourself. I like the idea of talking to your parents. I think Jake needs help too. I don’t think he is a very happy kid.
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas.
      💕Mrs. Eaves

    • Hi Landon,
      Those are good reasons for choosing a western state. I’m sure you must be able to ski ni California, but it isn’t something that is spoken of much.
      ⛷Mrs. Eaves

    • Hi Piper,
      I hadn’t ever heard of the🌽Corn Palace until the state project came to 3rd grade. It seems like a pretty cool thing that I would definitely want to visit.
      Mrs. Eaves.

  8. I choose Illinois because it would be fun to eat where the first Mcdonalds was built and visit the predents first home! I have never been to Lego Land and that sounds fun!

    • Hi Sophie,
      Thanks for listening carefully and choosing a place that sound interesting to you.
      Chicago’s a pretty cool city too!
      🇺🇸 Mrs. Eaves

  9. Brixton Brothers! Steve had been kidnapped! When he said ‘where am I?’ Someone said ‘On a boat,’ is was Dana! They were tied up in a pitch black room. They were tied back to back in chairs. Steve had an idea to get them out, ‘HELP’ he yelled they both did that for 5 minutes whail banging there feet on the mettle floor until someone peeked there head from a hatch 25 feet up. It was Grabes! He was the only person on board. He only wanted the symbols page. He will be back in 5 hours then all went dark again. They were trying to break the chairs but it didn’t work. Steve was feeling around for a handle that could give him a boost up. Steve felt a wheel he turned it, the room was filling up with water! It kelpt on rising taking Steve and Dana with it. Steve had found the handle he opened it they were free! The boat was much bigger than Steve expected. There was a big tower with Grabes in it. He was sleeping.

  10. I read dinosaur boy. Sawyer is 12 percent dinosaur. Luckily he is a stegosaurus so he eats plants. Aliens are on Earth. The principal is a Martian.

    • Hi Edward,
      Thanks for sharing your reading. Would you want to trade places with Sawyer? How does being 12% dinosaur effect his life?
      📚Mrs. Eaves

  11. I read Junie B Jones is not a crook by Barbara park. In the book Junie B Jones was screaming 911911 and somebody else took my mittens. Then Mrs. sent her to the principal school go look in the lost and found. She went to the principals Mrs. left her the principal let her in to the principals office so then she could look for her mittens. She didn’t find them but she found a teddy bear backpack principal said no you could not take it then she showed then he showed her to the door and he said goodbye and she went back to her classroom

    • Hi Elena
      So still no mitten! Good grief. Junie must be really angry!
      Where do you think they are? Who do you think has them?
      Thanks for sharing your reading.
      📚Mrs. Eaves

  12. I read Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K.Rowing. My connection is with Hermione because I have to some times keep the boys out of trouble and I we are girls, we have curly hair. The setting of the story is at Hogwarts were they go to school to learn to be a
    witch or wizard.

    • Hi Katherine,
      Have you been there to visit them?
      I bet they could make suggestions.
      🇺🇸Mrs. Eaves

    • 👋🏻 Hi Elena,
      Thanks for sharing your thinking. I can see we have some more work to do so you understand the different between find the length around a shape (perimeter) and the space covered by a shape (area). We’ve got a few more days to practice.
      Mrs. Eaves 🔢

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