Our Day ~ Friday, May 29

👋🏻🌎😃Good Morning! I hope you’ve got you’re state in mind as you make time to watch the videos and read-alouds on today’s post.  You might discover something as you explore what’s here.🗽🏟

💕Morning Work – Thanks for continuing our morning gratitude practice. Take a look at these pictures from our National Parks. They are from The Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, Acadia in Maine, Then Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, Big Bend in Texas, Isle Royale in Michigan and The Everglades in Florida.  From coast to coast our country is full of natural beauty.  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’ve been thinking about our choices and how people behave.  Lots of time we expect others to change.  We can hope, but we can’t make it happen.  The only person’s behavior we can change is our own.  Though just like Maya in Trouble Talkwe can set a good example and keep an open heart.  Listen to Most People to see why having an open heart matters.💙

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two Go Noodle videos: move to Sweet Georgia Brown  and relax with Take On the Day.

🌎Social Studies and Reading📚

Shared Reading –  If you haven’t already, leave a comment naming the state you have chosen as your #1 choice.  Listen to A Chip Off The Old Block  Are any of Rocky’s relatives landforms that are famous from your state?  (All the rocks in the story are actual famous landmarks in the United States and the world.

Spend some more time with the Research Resources.  Your goal is to be ready to post your blog convincing us that your state is the best vacation destination in our country by June 4th.  The full assignment was posted yesterday, and is in Google Classroom along with note taking sheets 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.  If you want to continue working on your state research, that’s a fine choice!

This week’s optional 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 squirrel or a cupcake…📝

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

  • Write a short story about a group of friends who make a special agreement with one another.
  • If you were performing in the circus, what act would you do?
  • If you could choose a fictional character to be friends with in real life, whom would you choose? Why?
  • Write a short story about a dog that begins talking instead of barking one day.
  • Write a poem about a friend’s best qualities.
  • 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 these warm-ups Area and Perimeter and Find the Missing Side

Here is a list of problems people solve everyday in real life.  Your task is to name how the person in the problem would accurately find the solution ~ multiplying to find the area or adding to find the the perimeter.   Record your thinking by putting the problem number with an A for area or P for perimeter in the comments section of the blog. You don’t have to give the answer to the problem.

Example:  34. Jim wanted to to buy molding to go around a window that was 5 feet tall and 8 feet long.  How much molding would he need to buy?

Answer in the comment:  34. P. 34 is the number of the problem in the example.  P stands for perimeter and that’s what Jim would have to know in order to buy the right amount to wooden molding to go around the window.  

You’ll be writing number 1 – 6 and labeling them with an A or a P to show you understand the difference between the two math concepts.

I won’t approve them until the end of the day, so your answers won’t be copied.

  1. Abby wanted to sew ribbon on six place mats that were each 18 inches x 11 inches. How much ribbon would you need to buy?
  2. Bill needed to buy fencing to keep the deer out of our garden the  was 22 feet long and 12 feet wide.  How much fencing should he buy?
  3. Beth wanted to make a banner that said, “Welcome Home Dad” so there was space for fourteen, 2 foot tall letters.  What size should she cut the paper?
  4. Hannah wanted to hang blue twinkle lights all around here room that was 12 feet by 16 feet in size. The strings of lights were 8 feet long.  How many would she need?
  5. Jim wanted to get enough fertilizer for his garden.  He needed to know the square feet his garden that was 6 feet by 8 feet.  Each bag cover twelve square feet.
  6. Eliza was tiling her kitchen floor with 1 foot tiles.  Her kitchen was 11 feet long  and 7 feet wide.  How many tiles did she need?

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!

Max put some Legos away.  He sorted them into four bins.  Each bin had fifty-five Legos in it.

How many Legos did Max put away altogether?

Piper was decorating her journal cover with stickers.

She organized the stickers into four equal groups.

Each group had six donut stickers, three popsicle stickers and two cookie stickers.

How many donut stickers did she put on her journal cover altogether?

How many popsicle stickers did she put on her journal cover altogether?

How many cookie stickers did she put on her journal cover altogether?

How many stickers in all did she put on her journal cover?

There were three bowls of gummy bears. Each bowl had 163 pieces of candy in it.

How many gummy bears were there altogether?

There were four bowls of gummy frogs. Each bowl had 124 gummy frogs in it. How many gummy frogs were there altogether?

Were there more gummy bears or gummy frogs?

How many more?

Katherine made 2 books.

Each book had 36 pages in it.

How many pages did she use altogether?

Katherine put 3 illustrations on each page.  How many illustrations did she make altogether for her books?

Landon was making model airplanes. He started making them at 10:15. He worked on making them for 48 minutes. What time was it when Landon stopped making his model airplanes?

Landon made 4 model airplanes. Each airplane was made with 235 pieces. How many model pieces did Logan put together in total?

Holden had 49 dimes, 17 nickels and 526 pennies.

How much money did Holden have altogether in dollars and cents?

He went shopping and spent $7.35.

How much money did he have left?

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.

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!
☀️🌳🇺🇸Thanks for working on a Friday!  I’m excited about what I’m seeing in the assignments and comments you are sharing.  Thanks to everyone who’s left encouraging comments (some of you have done it EVERY DAY!). Thank you for your dedication and commitment to finishing strong.🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🥇
📚📝🔢🌎💕Mrs. Eaves