Our Day ~ Thursday, May 28

🏔🇺🇸🏜Good Morning! 👋🏻As we continue exploring the United States, make time to watch the videos and read-alouds so you gain a stronger awareness of the unique features of our country.🌲

🌎🏕Morning Work – Thanks for continuing our morning gratitude practice.  Take a look at these pictures from   our National Parks.  They are from Saguaro National Park in Arizona, Canyonlands in Utah, Carlsbad Cavern in New Mexico and Crater Lake in Oregon.  Our country is grand and gorgeous.  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 to focus on steps 3, 4, and 5.  

Listen to Trouble Talk.  Have you ever experienced “trouble talk” – that’s any kind of talk that leads to nothing by trouble.  It includes gossiping, spreading rumors, lying, giving unasked for opinions or advice or sharing information that’s not yours to share. How do you think Maya did with steps 3, 4 and 5?  It’s not easy.  It’s challenging to know what to do.  Ask for help, and keep an open heart. 💚💙💜

🤔 Take some time  to reflect on different parts of the story here: Trouble Talk ~ Problem Solving Practice 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 – Listen to Lady Liberty’s Holiday as you begin to think about the people, places and things from your state that make it UNIQUE ~ the perfect place to visit. Did Lady Liberty pass through your state? 🗽

In the Categories section of the blog sidebar you’ll see a Research Resources. That will take you to a blog post with links to help you discover what’s incredible in your state.  In this assignment you’ll be identifying wonders from your state and convincing us that is the Number 1 place in our country to visit!

Research to find at least 1 “wonder” in each of the following categories:

  • a Natural Wonder (something created by nature – waterfall, lake, canyon, mountain…)
  • a Man-Made Wonder (something made by people – a building, bridge, museum…)
  • a Historical Wonder (an important piece of history from your state)
  • a State Hero (a famous person who was born, grew up in or lives in your state now)
  • and State Symbol you think is most important to your state.

The details of the assignment and the requirements for your final blog post are here State Project ~ Exploring the United States and in Google Classroom.  You’ll also find note taking worksheets here State Project ~ Note Taking Sheets or there.  Remember put things in your own words 📝😃👊🏻

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.  Maybe you just want to work on your state research, that’s perfect if you do.  

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:

  • What is friendship really about?
  •  What is the best ice cream topping? Why?
  • Write a story about you and your best friend going on an adventure.
  • Do you believe in magic or miracles? Why or why not?
  • Look out the window—and then write about the very first thing you see.
  • Other ~ what would you 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 – Start with this warm-up One More Look At Emery’s Tables.  This talk about you creating more table arrangements, but this time for 20.  I’m not asking you to do that  I think you have the idea.

Review rounding: Round the Table.  If you’re not certain you remember how to round numbers to the nearest 100 or the nearest ten, what this short video about Rounding Rules to remind yourself of what to do.

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!

Estella had 112,080 Legos. 3,127 of them got vacuumed up.  How many Legos did Estella have then?

Estella worked with Landin to build a castle out of the Legos she had.  They used 38,762 of the Legos in the castle. 

How many Legos did Estella have left at the end of the project?

Ten people went to a cookout. There was fruit for dessert.

Each person ate four slices of kiwi.

Each person ate six strawberries.

And each person ate three grapes.

How many slices of kiwi did the people eat?

How many strawberries did the people eat?

And how many grapes did the people eat?

How much fruit did they eat altogether?

Anna was making a snack mix for herself, and her brother.

In each of the snack bags he put:

            8 pretzels

            12 goldfish crackers and

            10 M&M’s.

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

Elena had 30 pencils. 

She put them in five equal groups to share at the classroom tables.

How many pencils were there in each group?

Justin had some crackers.

He put six crackers in each bag. When he was done he had fourteen bags.

How many crackers did Justin have to start with?

Sophie made three necklaces.

She used 4 different colors of beads on each of the necklaces she made.

Her pattern was: yellow, blue, green, purple.

If she repeated her pattern five times on each necklace, how many beads did Sophie use for one necklace?

How many beads did she use to make all four of the necklaces?

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.

Library ~ there are lots of great resources there.

🌎🇺🇸🏔I hope you have fun learning more about our country. 🏜 There are so many interesting places to explore and discover! 🏕🛶🌲

Thank you for all your time and effort!😀💐

👊🏻💕🙌🏼Mrs. Eaves