# Our Day ~ Monday, May 18

👋🏻 Good Morning! I hope you had a great weekend with lots of time outside enjoying the sun and fresh air!

Morning Work – I’m thinking we might need a boost in enthusiasm for our morning gratitude practice.  Check out these videos, the trailer for Blue Planet II  and Destination World ~ Europe. (You’ve seen one of them before.)After you watch, what can you add to your Gratitude Jar today?💗🌍💐

Please take some time to read your comments.  Thanking your commenter is thoughtful, and likely to encourage them to leave more.   Thank you for reading and commenting on each others blogs.  Thanks for staying connected!🙌🏼💕🎉

Morning Meeting is connected to the morals you wrote last week of the Leo Lionni books. This week we’ll read books celebrating you and the positive strategies you have for dealing with problems.  Listen to It’s Not Fair and Equal Shmequal.

When things don’t feel fair to you, what are some productive steps you can take to advocate for yourself?

Complete the first part this week-long Problem Solving Practice Monday 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 I’m Still Standing and work out with Blast Off .

Shared Reading –  We’ll explore how the forces of gravity and friction impact motion

Listen to The Cut-Ups.  Mary Frances Hooley is an exceptional inventor and engineer. 😉  She clearly knows a lot about forces, design and motion.  Next you’ll be developing your own skills in the next force and motion challenge to learn about friction.

We’ll watch the video:  How Can We Go Faster Down a Slide? from Mystery Science. It’s about 10 minutes.  Next, gather your materials complete the Friction Investigation Worksheet (linked below).  Getting everything ready, conducting the experiment and answering the questions takes about 45 minutes. You can decide to get things ready today and finish tomorrow.  Doug says your teacher has some materials for you… sorry, you’ll have to find your own.  I went to our recycling and junk drawer.  I wanted to find things that were smooth and slippery and also, things that were rough.  Here’s my collection:

Here are Doug’s directions for making sliders.  I tried to make my sliders as close in size as I could.  My rectangles are 1″ by 2″.

I chose to test the surface of my sliders so I used 2 pennies on each one to make it a fair test.

Here’s Doug’s directions for making the ramp.  I used the same cardboard from the ball experiment. You can use what you had before too ~cardboard or cookie sheet.

I measured my collection of books so that my ramp would raise about 1 inch each step.  Here’s how I set that up.

Once you’ve decided on the question you most want to investigate and have prepared your sliders and ramp begin recording your work on theFriction Investigation Worksheet.

Here’s what I discovered.  I did one test with my Paper Sliders.  I did a second test with my Non-Paper Sliders.

Four of my sliders didn’t move at all: the sandpaper, the wooden disc, the styrofoam and the magazine paper.  What’s your prediction about those? Which of those four sliders will win the “Most Friction” contest and stay at the top the longest?  Which slider do you think will lose the contest, and slide down first?  Leave your prediction and reason in a comment below.  I’ll share the video with you tomorrow.

And finally, watch this  5 minute video a Soap Box Derby.  How could you use what you know about friction and gravity to win a competition like that?

Take a break, go outside, run around, sing,  play a game, make some art. Mrs. Nardone has some great new lessons for you!

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!

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.  I know you’ve got some really exciting mysteries that are almost ready to publish.

This week I chose a “would you rather” format for the quick writes ~ it might help you to write a more organized and logical piece if you begin with some planning.  Once you’ve chosen a question, make a pros and cons list to get your ideas flowing.

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

• Would you rather be a detective or a pilot?
• Would you rather go skiing or go to a water park?
• Would you rather fly a kite or swing on a swing?
• Would you rather dance or sing?
• Would you rather play hide and seek or freeze tag?
• Other ~ whatever topic you’re interested in writing 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.

MathI’ve put the answers to the Tangram Challenge for 3 pieces, 4 pieces, 5 pieces and 7 pieces at the very end of today’s post so you can find the answers now, or you can wait so you can have more time to challenge yourself.

Here are are today’s polygon practice sheets Finding Shapes In Bridges 1 and Finding Shapes in Bridges 2

After listening to The Greedy Triangle gather up 20 toothpicks or twigs or long legos or nails or cut 20 skinny strips for a 3×5 index card…  We’re going to make some polygons.  You can record them on Toothpick Polygons here or in Google Classroom.

Use 6 toothpicks to make a rectangle.

Use 4 toothpicks to make a square.  Rearrange them to make at least 2 different rhombuses .

Use 5 toothpicks to make a trapezoid.

Rearrange the toothpicks to make a parallelogram that is different from any you’ve made so far.

Make a pentagon, a hexagon and an octagon.

Rearrange the toothpicks to make 3 different shaped triangles.

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!

Sophie weighed 6 books and found out they were 24 pounds.  If each book weighed the same amount, how much would one book weigh?

Justin had a piece of wire 24 inches long.  He cut it into 4 equal pieces.  How long was each piece of wire?

Katherine made a 5-layer cake that was 40 inches tall.  How tall is a cake with 3 layers?

When Elena went to Donut Love there were 160 donuts.  There were the same amount of 8 different flavors.  How many of each flavor donut were there?

Paul had a collection of stones.  He had 173 stones that had quartz crystals in them.  He had 56 that had mica in them.  How my stones did he have altogether?

His friends gave his 27 stones made of agate.  How many stones did he have then?

In total, Anna put together 450 puzzle pieces last week.  They were from 3 puzzles that each had the same total number of pieces.  How many pieces were in each of Anna’s puzzles?

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 on 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!)

Final artwork assignment: Scroll down to bottom to week 12 for final assignment.

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

I hope you’ve had a great Monday.  Thanks for staying connected and doing all you can.

Mrs. Eaves

Tangram Polygon Key

# A Summary Of Last Week

🙌🏼☀️ Here are a few samples of the work you accomplished and shared last week outside of all the fabulous things you created and posted each day on your own blog.  I am so proud of you for sticking with this and giving  it your very best.💕👊🏻🌎

🐸🐟🐭Last week you wrote morals for 4 different Leo Lionni books showing you understand the author’s purpose or the theme of the book.  (Bet you didn’t know you were using sophisticated reading comprehension strategies, did you?)

You listened to books about bridges and bridge building.  You learned about and created three different types of bridges: beam, arch and suspension.  You learned more about forces: compression and tension.

Your experiments were amazing.  Thanks for sharing them. Here’s Justin’s Bridge Challenge.

📚🕵🏼‍♀️🔎You read and posted about the books and chapters you are reading each day and you met for mystery book clubs.  Your participation in the clubs also demonstrates your growing comprehension strategies.  You are taking notes and making predictions.  You are asking questions and making thoughtful connections with the characters and actions in the books.  If fun to meet with you each week.

📝🕵🏻‍♂️Lots of you finished writing your original mysteries and published them on your blogs.  They are great pieces of writing. You’ve also have been writing other original how-tos, poems, stories, dialogue and creating videos to share things you love – music, books, sports – with others.

◼️▭▰⏢ You’ve been learning about polygons.  You are getting better at describing the different shapes by their specific attributes.  You explored tangrams and solved problems.

Thank you for all your time and effort, your persistence and attention to what each other is doing. Thanks for writing the comments and offering compliments to each other.

Thank you for sharing and staying connected.  We need each other right now.
💕😀🌎🎉 Thanks for being awesome!

Mrs. Eaves

# Our Day ~ Thursday, May 14

Good Morning! I am glad so many of you are having fun with the bridge building challenges this week.  I’m also glad that you are having fun with the tangrams.  Landin’s mom found lots of fun activities with tangrams on Pinterest.  You might want to check that out too. 😃

Morning Work – Pick up your gratitude rock and think of something new to add to your Gratitude Jar.  I hope you stretch and sigh and say, “Here we go ~ It’s going to be a great day!” 🌎💕🙌🏼

Morning Meeting–  We’re reading books by one of my favorite authors, Leo Lionni.  His books are very much like fables.  He calls some of them fables in the subtitles.  At the end of story, please leave a comment telling what you think a fitting moral is.  Enjoy Cornelius!

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.

Shared Reading –  This week we’ll explore how understanding force and motion is used by engineers to design and build bridges.

Listen to Pop’s Bridge and watch Mystery Science ~ What Makes Bridges So Strong? The video is about 25 minutes long.  At the end you’ll be challenged to make your own bridge out of paper.  That takes about 3o minutes so make sure you have enough time to explore and have fun.

Here is your supplies list and Bridge Challenge Directions. Use the same weights you’ve had for the other bridge challenges, for this one.  In this Mystery Science challenge you’ll to have the opportunity to create and test 3 different designs.  Each time you’ll be trying to see how you can make your bridge stronger.  You’ve learned a lot this week ~ use what you’ve discovered to make a great bridge.  Keep track of your work on the Bridge Designers Notebook.  As always, please share what you do in an email, or on your blog.

Before you begin building leave a comment about what you are going to try to make the strongest bridge.  When you  finish the challenge, leave a comment telling us how it worked out.  Remember, it okay to change ideas.  That’s what learning and experimenting is! 👊🏻😀🙌🏼 Let’s share pictures and see if we can find strong bridges, the long bridges, creative bridges and beautiful bridges.  Maybe we can choose the best beam bridge and the best arch bridge and the best use of a truss… and whatever other categories you think we should consider.

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!

Go outside, have some lunch, play a game, practice your recorder.  Relax.

Katherine’s mystery, The Case of the Missing Easter Candy is posted.  Please read it and leave her a comment.  May posted her mystery called The Stolen Book.  Leave her a comment too.

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

• Write about your favorite sport and why you like it so much?
• Imagine what it might be like to live on a boat all the time and write about it.
• If you had one wish, what would it be?
• Other ~ what’s a story or topic or opinion you’d like to share? Write about that.

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 –  After two weeks of working with polygons and quadrilaterals, you know it is important to pay attention to parallel, and intersecting sides.  You also know how to name the different angles (right, acute or obtuse) and how to look at opposites side and angles are equal.  You know those are the attributes you are describing polygons.

There’s one more attribute to learn today, and that is congruent. If something is congruent it is equal.  Look at the picture of the tangram pieces.

The two triangles labeled A and B are congruent.  They are the same size.  On parallelogram F both sets of opposite sides are congruent.  They are the same length.  And on parallelogram F both sets of opposite angles are congruent.  The 2 opposite acute angles and the 2 opposite obtuse angles on the parallelogram are the same size.

Begin with today’s warm-up worksheets: Different Kinds of QuadrilateralsName that Quadrilateral and Know Your Quadrilateral.  They all go together.  Use them as a resource when you have a question.

Keep going with the tangram challenge.  Tangram Polygons with ___ Pieces.

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!

Four friends collected rocks.

Each of them collected 1,327.

How many rocks did they collect altogether?

They used 2,650 of the rocks in craft projects.  How many of the rocks were left?

Holden, Piper and May each collected 126 emoji stickers for a project.

How many stickers did they collect altogether?

Estella, Javey, Landin and Anna each collect 64 heart stickers.

How many stickers did they collect altogether?

There were four bowls of crackers.  Each bowl had 45 crackers in it.

How many crackers were there altogether?

If Katherine, Paul and Sophie each ate 22 of the crackers, how many would be left?

Justin has 12,850 crayons. Max has 10,739 crayons.

How many more crayons does Justin have than Max?

Elena has 1,258 more crayons than Max has.  How many crayons does Elena have?

If Justin, Max and Elena put their crayons altogether, how many crayons will that be?

Landon had 12,080 Legos. He lost 127 of them.  How many Legos does Landon have now?

Landon worked to build a model of a Mars Space Station.  He used 8,774 of the Legos in the model.

How many Legos did Landon have left?

Edward collected 2,384 football cards.  He gave 533 of them to Brady.

How many cards did Edward have then?

Next he bought 5 more packs of cards.  Each pack had 16 cards in it.

How many new football cards did Edward buy?

When he put them with his other cards, how many football cards did Edward have then?

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:

There is new information and videos on the Music website

Please record yourself playing or singing and send your songs to moliver@sau21.org.  She loves hearing how you are growing as a musician!

Thank you for another week full of your mysteries, bridge experiments, tangrams and awesomeness!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas. 💗  You are amazing!

Mrs. Eaves

# Our Day ~ Wednesday, May 13

Good Morning! It is so fun to see your bridges talk to you about books and read your mysteries and other stories too.  You are taking time to do  fabulous work.  WOW! 💗🙌🏼😃

Morning Work – Pick up your gratitude rock and think of something new to add to your Gratitude Jar.  I hope you smile and give yourself an encouraging, “Today is going to be a great day!”🌎

Take some time to read each others blogs.  Your classmates are beginning to finish and publish their mysteries on their blogs.  They may feel long, but they are amazing.  Take the time to read them all the way and give them a compliment or two. Thanks for staying connected!  It feels good to care about your friends. 👊🏻👋🏻💕

Morning Meeting–  We’re reading books this week by one of my favorite authors, Leo Lionni.  His books are very much like fables.  He calls some of them fables in the subtitles.  At the end of story, please leave a comment telling what you think a fitting moral is.  Enjoy Fish is Fish!

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two Go Noodle videos: move to Round It Up, Round It Down  and stretch with How to Salute the Sun.

Shared Reading –  This week we’ll explore how understanding force and motion is used by engineers to design and build bridges.

Listen to two true stories about The Brooklyn Bridge.  In 1883, when it was built, it was the longest bridge in the world.  The first is Secret Engineer ~ pay close attention to the new engineering inventions used to create this suspension bridge.  There were many new features in this bridge and people were afraid they might not work.  Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing is a true story of how the circus helped ease the people’s minds about crossing this record-breaking bridge.

Here’s today’s Suspension Bridge Challenge 1:

Supplies:  2 sixty-four inch lengths of string (thread, ribbon, yarn…), a ruler, 2 large books, the same weights as yesterday and a light-weight container to hold the weights. (a paper cup, a toilet paper tube, the bottom of a small box…)

Procedure:

1. Cut one of the 64 inch piece of string into two 24 inch pieces and one 16 inch piece of string.
2. Tie each of the 24 inch pieces of string around the tops of each book.
3. Tie the 16 inch string from the two strings on the books.
4. Cut the second 64 inch string in half, and in half again (four 16 inch pieces)
5. Use 2 of those pieces of string to make a sling for you weight holder (save the other two for the next project)
6. Hang it from the string between the books (balance is key)
7. Add weights slowly one at a time
8. Count the weights as you add them
9. When the bridge becomes unsafe or collapses, record the number of weights the bridge held right before the collapse.
10. Complete part 1 of the Suspension Bridge Challenge record sheet.  You can also find this in our Google Classroom if that is easier for you.

Here’s today’s Suspension Bridge Challenge 2:

Supplies:  1 sixty-four inch lengths of string (thread, ribbon, yarn…), the two 16 inch pieces of string left over from Challenge 1 and all the other supplies from before ~  same ruler, books,  weights and light-weight container to hold the weights.

Procedure:

1. Remove strings from part one and discard.
2. Tape one end of the string down securely (about 15 inches from one book tower)
3. Put the string over the book towers still a foot apart.
4. Tape the other end of the down securely on the other side.  The height of your books may make some of the string unnecessary
5. Suspend your weight holder between the books
6. Add weights slowly one at a time
7. Count the weights as you add them ~ this is a much stronger bridge than the first one.
8. When the bridge becomes unsafe or collapses, record the number of weights the bridge held right before the collapse. (Mine didn’t collapse.  I couldn’t fit anymore weights in the tube.  It collapsed a minute later.)
9. Complete part 2 of the Suspension Bridge Challenge record sheet

Look at the lines of force and see how they were more balanced in the second suspension model.  Look at the different shapes in the two models.  Do you see the super strong triangles?

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!

Go outside, have some lunch, play a game, practice your recorder.  Relax.  Remember that Mrs. Oliver really wants to hear from you!

Anna’s mystery, The Case of the Missing Backyard Rabbit is published and ready for you to read and comment on.  Make sure to read Landon’s mystery, The Case of Bailey’s Bubble, and  Max’s mystery, The Mystery of the Missing Cell Phone and leave comments for them too.

🕵🏻‍♂️📝You are creating such exciting mysteries.  Wow!📝🕵🏼‍♀️ I think there will be others to read tomorrow too!

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

• What were you for Halloween last year? Describe your costume
• Imagine that dogs take over the world. What do they make the humans do?
• Write a story about flying to outer space and discovering a new planet?
• Other ~ what’s a story or topic or opinion you’d like to share? Write about that.

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 – How did you do with the 2-piece tangram puzzles yesterday?  I hope you have fun with it.

Begin with today’s warm-up worksheets: Polygons and Time and Geoboard Polygons.

Here are all the 2-piece tangram puzzles.  Your next challenge is to choose a certain certain number of tangram pieces: 3, 4, 5, or 7 and uncover how many of each polygon you can make by combining and rearranging that number of tangram pieces.  If you choose 3 , 4 and 7 you can make at least one of each shape.  If you choose 5 you can make at least one of all the shapes but a triangle.  Here’s the recording sheet for this project: Tangram Polygons with ___ Pieces. Have some fun with this.  If we were in the classroom we’d be building a big wall chart and posting all the new discoveries on it.  Some of you may want to try all of the shapes, so I won’t post the answer until Monday so you have plenty of time to mess around and create 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!

Estella organized her art supplies.

She sorted and counted 453 crayons, 138 markers and 259 colored pencils.

How many art supplies did Estella organize altogether?

She gave 327 supplies to kids who didn’t have any.  How many art supplies did she have left?

Paul organized his Imaginext figures.

He sorted and counted 24 Jurassic World figures, 65 Sponge Bob figures and 37 DC Super Friends figures.

How many Imaginext figures did Paul organize altogether?

His mom gave him 24 new Shark Imaginext figures.

How many Imaginext figures Paul have altogether then?

There were six boxes of raisins.  Each box had 135 raisins in it.

How many raisins were there altogether when they put them in a bowl?

If Edward, Brady and May eachate 58 of the raisins from the bowl, how many would be left?

Van collected 2,384 hockey cards.  He gave 533 of them to Max.

How many cards did Van have then?

Next Van bought 5 more packs of cards.  Each pack had 16 cards in it.

How many new hockey cards did he buy?

When he put them with his other cards, how many hockey cards did Van have altogether?

Justin sorted his books. He had 1,452 books altogether.  He divided them into two equal groups to put the same amount on each shelf of his 2-shelf bookcase.

How many books did he put on each shelf?

One half of the books on just the top shelf were picture books.  How many picture books did he have?

Elena had 12,369 Legos. She divided them into 3 even groups.

How many Legos were in each group?

She used two of the groups to make an amazing building.  How many Legos did Elena use to build her building?

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 had a good day.  Thank you for sharing your thoughts, ideas and effort everyday!

✨💗👍🏻🌿🍬You are wonderful!

💕Mrs. Eaves

# Our Day ~ Tuesday, May 12

Good Morning! I was glad to see you yesterday in our chat.  It is cool to hear and see how you are using your games, toys and challenges to explore more about forces.  Keep on being awesome!🙌🏼☀️💕

Morning Work – Pick up your gratitude rock and think of something new to add to your Gratitude Jar.  I hope you smile and give yourself an encouraging, “I’ve got this!”

Take some time to read each others blogs and leave a comment or two.  Thanks for staying connected!  It feels as if our friends are right beside us saying “hi.”👋🏻

Morning Meeting–  We’re reading books by one of my favorite authors, Leo Lionni.  His books are very much like fables.  He calls some of them fables in the subtitles.  At the end of story, please leave a comment telling what you think a fitting moral is.  Enjoy Alexander and the Wind -Up Mouse!

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two Go Noodle videos: move with Ryan Kerrigan in Performance Training  and relax and reflect with Find Peace.

Shared Reading –  This week we’ll explore how understanding force and motion is used by engineers to design and build bridges.

Listen to Here to There and Me to You and watch this video about What Makes Bridges So Strong.

Here’s today’s Arch Bridge Challenge:

Supplies:  2 pieces of 2 inch by 10 inch pieces of paper, 2 pieces of 2 inch by 10 inch pieces of recycled cardboard, a ruler, 2 equal stacks of books and the same weights as yesterday ~ pennies, legos, washers, etc.

Procedure:

1. Set up supports 8 inches apart.
2. Place one paper between the supports in an arch
3. Place the second piece of paper on the arch and supports to make the deck.
4. Add weights slowly one at a time
5. Count the weights as you add them
6. When the bridge becomes unsafe or collapses, record the number of weights the bridge held right before the collapse.
7. Complete Arch Bridge Challenge record sheet. This is also in our Google Classroom if that is easier for you to use.
8. Repeat the procedure with the cardboard (I use the cardboard from a seltzer box.)

In the middle picture, the bridge is starting to fail.  The deck is lifting up off the supports and the arch is flattening some.

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!

Shannon and Dean Hall, along with illustrator LeUyen Pham have created a Princess in Black and the Case of the Coronavirus.  I thought Princess in Black fans would enjoy it.

Go outside, have some lunch, play a game,practice your recorder.  Mrs. Oliver has added a new song and is starting to teach you the song, The 50 States the Rhyme. Relax.

Landin mystery, The Case of the Missing Waffles is finished and posted too.  Make sure to read it and leave her a comment as well.

🕵🏻‍♂️📝You are all doing such thoughtful and creative writing.  Wow!📝🕵🏼‍♀️

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

• Write a story about a character who only knows how to say the word “Yes.”
• Write a poem from the perspective of the street you live on.
• A kid wakes up to find a giraffe (or any other animal you choose) standing over his bed. What happens next?
• What is the best bedtime? Convince your family.
• Write about your favorite blanket or toy from when you were little.
• Other ~ what’s a story or topic or opinion you’d like to share? Write about that.

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.

MathToday we are going to continue learning about with POLYGONS.  These are any 2-dimensional, closed shape with 3 or more straight sides.

Begin with today’s warm-up worksheets: Attributes of Quadrilaterals and Polygon Warm-Up.

Today you’re going to be working with our tangrams to make different sized and different shaped polygons.  A set of Tangrams has 7 pieces.  In some of the photographs you sent, it looks like some people did not cut large triangle labeled A and B apart. Today we are going to be challenging ourselves to make squares, rectangles, triangles parallelograms and two types of trapezoids using only two of your tangram pieces in each shape.

You’ll be recording your work on a sheet like this, drawing and labeling the shapes neatly with the letters. Here’s an example of one for the square.  There are two possibilities for five of the shapes and zero possibilities for on of the shapes.Tangram Polygons with 2 Pieces Remember to flip shapes over or rotate them to see different possibilities.  Tangrams aren’t easy. 🙃

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!

Edward, Brady and May eachcollect 66 yellow flowers for a project.

How many flowers did they collect altogether?

Estella, Javey, Landin and Anna each collect 115 red flowers for their project.

How many flowers did they collect altogether?

Were there more yellow or red flowers?  ___________

How many more were there?

Katherine had a collection of stones.  She had 1,473 stones that had crystals in them.  She had 856 that had granite in them.  How my stones did she have altogether?

Her friends gave her 247 stones made of agate.  How many stones did she have then?

Justin had a collection of 12,000 Legos before he began building robots out of them.

He used 2,485 bricks to make the first robot, 3,067 bricks to make the second robot and 918 bricks to make the last robot.

How many Lego bricks did he use in all to make the three robots?

How many Lego bricks did he have left to use for other projects?

Piper organized her craft supplies.

She sorted and counted 1,327 beads, 2,684 stickers and 857 feathers.

How many supplies did Piper organize altogether?

She used 1,950 of those supplies to decorate her presents she is making for her family.

How much does she have left?

Max had a collection of sports cards.  He had 1,473 hockey cards.  He had 326 basketball cards.  How many sports cards did he have altogether?

He gave his friends 436 of his cards.  How many sports cards did he have then?

Sophie organized her Legos. She had 3 bins.  She put 2,436 Legos in each bin.

How many Legos did Sophie organize altogether?

She used half of her Legos to build a village.

How many Legos did Sophie use to build her village?

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…

Challenges and Phys. Ed.  Here is the link to their website if you need some suggestions for how to stay active and fit.

I hope you had a great day!  You make my heart sing every day!

🌎🥏🦄Mrs. Eaves

# Our Day ~ Monday, May 11

Good Morning!  Congratulations!  This weekend I got the Edublogs newsletter. Guess what?  Your work on 3E News was featured as an example of one of the Best Websites in a Time of Remote Learning.  There were five classrooms from Canada, one from China, one from Australia and three from the United States.  Edublogs, from Australia, they noticed your work!  Woo-hoo to you!🎉🥳🎉

Morning Work – Pick up your gratitude rock and think of something new to add to your Gratitude Jar.  I hope you smile and give yourself an encouraging, “I’ve got this!”🙌🏼🌟💕

Take some time to read each others blogs and leave a comment or two.  Thanks for staying connected!  It feels as if our friends are right beside us.

Morning Meeting–  This week we’re reading books by one of my favorite authors, Leo Lionni.  I think if his books modern are fables.  He calls some of them fables in the subtitles.  At the end of story, please leave a comment telling what you think a fitting moral is.  Enjoy It’s Mine!

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two Go Noodle videos: move to Stay on the Sunny Side  and relax and reflect with Try Your Best.

Shared Reading –  This week we’ll explore how understanding force and motion is used by engineers to design and build bridges.

Today we’ll share two books about bridges: an informational introduction, Bridges and an old favorite, The Billy Goats Gruff.  Did you notice which kind of bridge the troll lived under?

There are three types of bridges:

Civil and Structural Engineers design, build and maintain bridges.  To do this, they have to understand many things about forces. They know about compression (a push) and tension (a pull).  Do this with your hands so you can feel these forces too.

Here’s today’s Beam Bridge Challenge:

Supplies:  1 piece of copy paper, a ruler, 2 equal stacks of books and some weights like pennies, legos, washers, etc.

Procedure:

1. Set up supports 8 inches apart.
2. Place paper between the supports
3. Add weights slowly one at a time
4. Count the weights as you add them
5. When the bridge collapses, record the number of weights the bridge held right before the collapse
6. Complete the Beam Bridge Challenge recording sheet. This is also in our Google Classroom if that is easier for you to use.
7. Complete at least 2 trials.

Note:  Do not fasten the paper to the supports.  All weights must be held by the part of the span that is between the supports.

Change the paper is some way, follow the procedure in a second trial and see what happens.  Here are some suggestions of how you might change your paper.

You are welcome to try as many trials as you’d like.  Your goal is the create a beam bridge that will hold the most weight. Please make a complete record of each trial.  Share your work through email, Google Classroom or on your blog.

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!

Go outside, have some lunch, play a game, practice your recorder.  Relax.

Many of you are in the middle of great writing projects.  Finish those if you can, and if you’re still interested.  (It’s okay if you’r not.). Here are new writing ideas if you need them. Here are today’s Quick Writes:

• Write an essay explaining what makes your best friend the best best friend.
• If you could be a race car driver, an astronaut, or president of a country, which would you choose and why.
• Describe a food that is unique to your family or area of the world to someone who has never tasted it.
• Think of a specific day or event that you will always remember. What made it so special?
• Imagine you could travel back in time to live through one event from history. Describe the event and write about your experience.
• Other ~ what’s a story or topic or opinion you’d like to share? Write about that.

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 – This week we are going to be working with POLYGONS.  These are any 2-dimensional (flat) closed shapes from triangles and quadrilaterals to decagons (10 sides) and beyond.

Here are today’s warm-up worksheets: Sorting Shapes and Attributes of Quadrilateral.

We’re going to be doing some more work with tangrams.  Remember when we used them in the fall?  Today you’ll be making your own sets of Tangrams by folding and cutting a regular piece of copy paper.

First you need to make a square by folding the top left corner down matching side to side on a diagonal.  Crease it well and cut off the bottom rectangle and discard it.

Once you have a square you can follow the directions on Tangram Directions 1 and Tangram Directions 2.  Here are pictures of each step.

When you finished please label both sides with the letters in the instructions and keep them in a safe place.  We’ll be using them all week.

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!

There were three bowls of Cheez-its.  Each bowl had 147 crackers in it.

How many crackers were there altogether?

If Justin, Max and Elena eachate 56 of the Cheez-its, how many would be left?

Five friends picked spring flowers.

They each picked 215.

How many spring flowers did they pick altogether?

They used 820 of the flowers craft projects.  How many of the flowers were left?

Sophie, Piper and Katherine each collected 126 blue violets for a project.

How many violets did they collect altogether?

Paul, Landon, Holden and Vera each collected 86 red tulips.

How many tulips did they collect altogether?

Were there more blue violets or red tulips?  ___________

How many more were there?

Van had a collection of 150 Legos before he began building.

He used 45 bricks to make the first robot.

He used 25 bricks to make the second robot.

And he used 37 bricks to make the last robot.

How many Lego bricks did he use in all to make the three robots?

How many Lego bricks did he have left to use for other projects?

Holden had 12,080 Legos. Holden worked to build a model of a pug.  He used 8,774 of the Legos in the model.

How many Legos did Holden have left for other projects?

Vera has 185 crayons. Brady has 173 crayons.

How many more crayons does Vera have than Brady?

Landon has 129 more crayons than Brady has.  How many crayons does Landon have?

If Vera, Brady and Landon put their crayons altogether, how many crayons will that be?

Edward has 114 baseball cards.  He kept ten for himself and shared the rest evenly among eight of his friends. How many baseball cards did each friend get?

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 on new lessons and scroll down to find what Mrs. Nardone has for you to explore in Art today.  If you explore the art gallery you’ll see new artwork this week in Gallery 3 from Piper and Anna.  I know Mrs. Nardone keeps hoping to hear from all of you.  When you have a chance send are a picture of all the great art you are creating!

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

I hope you’ve had a great Monday.  Thanks for staying connected and doing all you can.

Mrs. Eaves

# A Summary of Last Week

I stopped creating summary posts ~ and then I realized that  you weren’t seeing the great things your classmates were doing.  Here is a small  sample of what you did this week.  You are creating and sharing amazing things.  Here is a small sampling of how you have tried to learn, share and stay connected.  If I missed something you are really proud of (some videos are too long 😢), please tell me and I’ll make sure it is shared if I can.💕🙌🏼👊🏻💗

Van’s Attributes-of-Parallelograms

Landin’s Ramp

# Our Day ~ Thursday, May 7

Good Morning!

Morning Work – Start your learning day by picking up your gratitude rock and thinking of something new to add to your Gratitude Jar.  Take a moment to count your blessings and feel happy.

Morning Meeting–  Today we’ll read Miss Moore Thought Otherwise .  Think about how having courage question help Miss Moore change rules and attitudes.  We can help each other change the world too by offering support to others.  Choose another sentence stem from Dan Rockwell:

• Congratulations on…
• You’re making a difference for…
• I’m encouraged when you…

Use it to leave a compliment to Miss Moore in comment section.  I know it may still seem odd to encourage a book character, but practice makes progress. Have you shown your appreciation to your family more often this week?  I hope so.  I hope your habit of encouraging each other will grow and grow.

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two Go Noodle videos: move to Hollaballoo and relax and reflect with Be Grateful.  I am so grateful to know you!💗

Shared Reading –  Here’s a new poem to add to our understanding of force and motion.

Laws of Motion by Carolyn Colley

Sir Isaac Newton was his name

Observing objects was his game

When we see motion, it’s described by his laws.

The first law of motion is just a piece of cake.

To make an object move, all it needs is a shake.

The second law of motion is about force.

Give it a shove and the objects takes that course.

The third law of motion is pure satisfaction.

For each force made there’s an equal and opposite reaction.

Pushing or pulling, exerting a force

Moving and shaking, it’s physics of course

Listen to Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee. Think about how force and motion, pushes and pulls, gravity and friction work together so that amusement park rides work safely.

Here’s an experiment to try Exploring Ramps, Angles and Friction

Supplies Needed:

• Materials to make a ramp; cardboard, wooden planks, a cutting board, a cookie sheet
• Books or blocks to hold the ramp in place
• A variety of things that roll; toy cars, balls – try for 3 of about the same size
• A variety of textured materials to create friction – there are many ideas.  Choose what you have easily available – foil bubble wrap, a dish towel, sandpaper, a piece of foam.  The goal is to have three different textures.
• Tape to hold things down if necessary
• Optional ~ stopwatch and measuring tape.
• Exploring Ramps, Angles and Friction Science Lab Report. (It is also in our Google Classroom if you find that easier.)

Procedure:

3. Make a finish line about 3 feet away from the end of your ramp.(I used a book so the balls would stop.)
4. Complete the Hypothesis section on your science lab experiment. Explain what you think will happen and why with as much detail as possible.
5. Conduct your experiment. (If you have a stopwatch, you could find out which is fastest.  If you have a big space, don’t use a finish line and see which will go furtherest. Measure and compare with your measuring tape.)
6. Complete the Results section on your Science Lab Experiment.  Explain what happened with as much detail as possible.

If you could change one thing in your experiment, what would you change?  How would raising or lowering the ramp change the results of the experiment?  How would changing the surface of the ramp change it?  What would you discover if you moved the finish line further away from the ramp? Decide on a change to make and give it a try.  Record your results on the second part of the experiment.  If you’re having fun keep going.

Share what you did on your blog or in an email.  Have fun with forces, friction and gravity.

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!

Go outside, have some lunch, play a gamepractice your recorder.  Relax.

Writer’s Workshop  – We’ve been working to write the mysteries you planned last week in Google Classroom.  You don’t have to do all the writing at once.  Take your time.  Mystery Writing is tricky.  🙃 Remember to copy and paste each part  into the beginning of each new assignment.  That way your whole mystery will be together in one document as you go.  The directions for how to do that are in each assignment.  The new assignment today is 4. Writing a Mystery ~ creating an ending.

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

• You win a cooking contest for your famous recipe for ____________ and…
• You discover your parents are spies and …
• You bring your take out meal home, but…
• You find \$1,000 on the ground and you…
• Or any other topic you are inspired 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 – Only a few of you had the opportunity to complete the Quadrilateral Assignment yesterday.  If you’re not one of those few, I hope today you’ll create the blog post listing at least 4 attributes that are shared by all squares, all parallelograms, and all trapezoids.  This word bank can help.  If you’re not sure what to do, look back at the April 28th post to see the example about rectangles.

The new assignment in your study of geometry is to create a picture or design that is clearly made from at least 12 different quadrilaterals.  Your picture must include at least one unique square, rectangle,  parallelogram, rhombus and trapezoid.

Submit a picture of your creation either through email, or by creating blog post by Tuesday, May 12.

Here are samples of how this assignment might be completed.

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!

Paul had three huge bins of Legos.  One had 14,567 long bricks in it. Another had 21,934 medium bricks in it and the last had 20,385 small bricks in it.

How many Lego bricks did Paul have to build with altogether?

He used 22,987 of the bricks to build a house.

How many Lego bricks were left for other projects?

Landon went hiking. He kept track of the people he saw on the trail.  When he was done and back at his car, he had counted 1,304 people in total.

The rest of the people he counted wore multi-colored jackets.

How many people with multi-colored jackets did Landon see and count?

Holden collected shells. He had 2,423 white shells, 2,056 yellow shells and 1,308 speckled shells.

He used 2,388 of his shells to decorate one box and 839 to decorate another.

How many shells did Holden use in these projects?

How many shells did Holden have left for other projects?

When Edward started building with Legos, he had 12,035 bricks in a bin.

When he was finished there were 2,368 bricks left.

Edward had used 7,206 for a ship.  He used the rest for a robot.

How many Legos did Edward use building his robot?

Vera collected stuffies. She had 123 wild animals, 256 dogs and 16 unicorns.

How many stuffies did Vera have altogether?

Vera sorted through them and decided to give 138 of them to the SPCA so the dogs there could have toys.

How many stuffies did Vera have left then?

Her pattern repeated yellow, blue, and gold six times on each necklace.

How many beads did May use on one necklace?

How many beads did May use to make all five of her 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.

And here’s a new message to you and your family from Mrs. Oliver:

There is new information and videos on the Music website

She really wants to know how you are growing as a musician!

Thank you for another week full of your creativity, determination and awesomeness!

You and your effort fills me with appreciation and joy.  You are amazing!🙌🏼

🌈🌎✏️📚💕Mrs. Eaves

# Our Day ~ Wednesday, May 6

Good Morning! It was wonderful to see so many of you on the parade route.  I was so glad to see you in person.  Wow, do I miss you!💗💕🙌🏼 Estella’s home! 🎉🎉💕💗

Morning Work – Start off your learning day by picking up your gratitude rock and thinking of something new to add to your Gratitude Jar.  I don’t know if you are keeping up with this practice, but I hope so.  Taking a moment to count our blessings makes us happier.  One smile spreads!😀

Morning Meeting–  Today we’ll read City Mouse, Country Mouse.  (I love the illustrations.  Think of how detailed each one is!  Can you imagine how much time it took to create each scene?). Think about how having caring, cooperation and courage allows the two mice to experience different opportunities, learn from one another and grow.  Friendship is a gift.  Choose a new sentence stems from Dan Rockwell:

• You’re making progress on…
• You encourage others when …
• Great effort when you…

Use it to leave a compliment to the mice in comment section.  It might seem funny to encourage book characters, but practice makes progress. Are you trying to be more encouraging to your family?  I hope your habit of encouraging grows and grows.

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two Go Noodle videos: move to Lines and Angles (this goes with math too. 😃Watch, and move with it ~ it could help you with our geometry work during math) and relax and reflect with Make Someone Happy.

Shared Reading –  Now more about force and motion.  Here’s today’s poem and a song called Motion is sung to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb:

Gravity by Joyce Sidman.                                         Listen to Newton and Me and add to

Think of the Earth                                                 your understanding of force

as a mama                                                               and motion in everyday life.

with a warm, heavy heart.                               Enjoy  The Motion Song and

She’s lonely in space.                                          finish anything  you need to do

She reaches out her great arms                      with the Hopper Popper activity.

and holds us to her:

rocks, trees, elephants,

clous, kites, air.

We can fly away – of course!

But only so far

before she calls us back.

We can jump

and vault and bounce and twirl;

but always, always                                         What we’ve been exploring

She worries about growing                          and yet understanding laws of

older, smaller,                                                    have allowed humans to create

weaker –                                                                amazing things.  What will

like her bleak sister,                                        you create?

the moon.

She hold on tight.

Her hug

encircles the world.

Motion by C. DeCarbo

Motion happens every day

When we work, and when we play

Push and pull are forces used

To make an object move.

Motion happens every day

When we work and when we play

Energy is what we use

To make an object move.

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!

Go outside, have some lunch, play a gamepractice your recorder.  Relax.

Writer’s Workshop  – Over the next several days we will work, little by little, to craft the mysteries you planned last week in Google Classroom.  Use all that you’ve learned by listening and reading mysteries create your own.  The new assignment today is about creating the middle of you mystery.

If you’re ready for a new writing idea, here are today’s Quick Writes.  They are from Thought Co:

Be a Friend. What does it mean to be a good friend?

Growing Up or Down. Would you rather be older than you are right now or younger? Why?

Best Pets. Which animal makes the best pet? Give at least three reasons for your opinion.

School Favorites. What do you think is the best subject in school? What makes it the best?

What’s in a Name? If you could change your name, what would you choose and why?

Other – any 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 We have been learning about quadrilaterals.  They all have 4 sides and 4 corners.  Look beyond those facts.  Using the pictures below as your guide, create a blog post and  list at least 4 attributes that are shared by all squares, all parallelograms, and all trapezoids.  This word bank can help.  If you’re not sure what to do, look back at the April 28th post to see the example about rectangles.

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 had 3,500 Legos altogether in a bin.

She used 154 red bricks, 437 white bricks and 594 blue bricks to build her Hank Town.

How many Lego bricks did Piper use altogether to build her Hank Town?

How many Legos did she have left in the bin?

Holden collected stones at the beach.  He was using them to build a fort.

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

How many stones did Holden find altogether at the beach?

The next day he collected half as many stones as he had started with.  That was enough to finish the fort.

How many stones did Holden collect the second day to finish his fort?

Van went for a hike.  He collected food for animal.

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

How many things did Van collect altogether during his hike?

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

How much food did the animals eat in one day?

He ate 23 of them at snack. 16 of them got crushed.

How many cookies did Max have left to eat at lunchtime?

Sophie was building with Legos.  She had 5,105 bricks in a bin when she started building.

When she was finished there were 1,323 bricks left.

How many Legos did Sophie use while she was building?

1,250 of the bricks she built with were blue and the rest were yellow.  How many yellow bricks did Sophie use?

Landin collected shells on the beach.  She found 356 white shells, 371 yellow shells and 119 speckled shells.

How many shells did Landin find altogether?

She used 465 of her shells to decorate presents for her family.

How many shells did Landin 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.

Library ~ there are lots of great resources there.

I hope you had a Wonderful Wednesday!

Thanks for all you do and the fun you share!  Thanks for encouraging each other!

You make a difference every day!

🌸🌺🌱☀️🙌🏼  You are wonderful!

💕Mrs. Eaves

# Our Day – Tuesday May 5

Good Morning!  I know Mrs. Snyder said that there would be no new work assigned today, but it seems like we are in the middle or just starting several things.  So here is today’s post.  Do what you can.  I will not be at my computer as much as usual this morning.  Be patient, there will be wait time between questions and comments today.

Morning Work – Start off your learning day by picking up your gratitude rock and thinking of something new to add to your Gratitude Jar.  Remember, if you can’t think of something to add today, take out your strips and read what you’ve already collected.  I hope that makes you feel happier.

Morning Meeting–  Today we’ll read Let the Children March.  Think about how the courage of those children and their families changed the world.  We’ll continue to practice helping others feel more courageous by offering supportive words.  Choose a different sentence stem written by Dan Rockwell:

• You’re great at…
• Thank you for… (be specific)
• I’m impressed with

Use the sentence stem at the beginning of the compliment you leave to those children in comment section.  It might seem odd to show appreciation to book characters, but practice makes progress. I hope by practicing your habit of encouraging others will grow and grow.

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two Go Noodle videos: move to Pop See Ko  and practice with How to Spin a Basketball on Your Finger.

Friction by Sara Holbrook

Speed bumps in the parking lot.

Gravel under my wheel.

Brakes on a subway train                                      For the Hopper Popper

screeching out a squeal.                                          I used recycled cardboard

My eraser tearing at paper.                                   from a popsicle box and it worked.

My father’s weekend beard

on Monday pulling at his razor.

A thumb against a finger

when it makes a snapping sound.

Whatever takes off in a hurry,

Friction slows it down.

Today you’ll watch the first Invisible Forces Mystery to explore balanced and unbalanced forces.  It is called, “How could you win a tug-of-war against a bunch of adults?”  The video is about 20 minutes long. (The watermelon section is wild!) There is an activity at the end. I hope you’ll be able to do it. It does take about 45 minutes, so do it when you have time. It’s fun! It’s helpful to print these guides, but not essential.

Here is the Make-It image if you can’t print it out. The cardboard rectangle is 3″x6″.  Lines A and C on the make is guide are 3/4 of an inch from each end.  Line B is at 3″.

High Hop Scorecard

Ask for some help to gather the supplies and to do the final “hopping” step. Later yesterday, after our Zoom chat, I realized I could cut the “too strong” elastic in half.  It worked when I made it thinner. You can do that too.

At the end of “hopping” step, Doug suggests that you may want to make some modifications to see if you can make your Hopper Popper go even higher.  That’s an option. Here are some Tips for Modifications if you need them.

In the activity section of the video, it offers a mid-way stopping point if you don’t have time. You decide do it all at once or, start today and finish tomorrow.

As you’re working with your popper, think about where the pushes and pulls are and when they are strongest.

It would be really cool if you could share a picture or video of your popper hopping. 😃

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!

Go outside, have some lunch, play a game, practice your recorder.  Relax.

Writer’s Workshop  – Over the next several days we’ll work, little by little, to craft the mysteries you planned last week.  Go to our Google Classroom, review the lead you wrote yesterday.  You may want to revise it with the feedback you received. Next open the assignment: 2. Writing a Mystery ~ developing the beginning.  Follow the directions you find there to keep developing your mystery.

If you’d like a new writing idea, here are today’s Quick Writes. They come from ThoughtCo.:

Snappy Travel. Imagine you could snap your fingers and be anywhere else in the world. Write about where you’d go.

Perfect Party. Describe what the ultimate birthday party would look like if you could do anything you wanted.

Kindness Counts. You’re given \$100 to do random acts of kindness for others. What do you do?

Book Bound. If you could be the main character from your favorite book, who would you be? Write about an adventure you might have.

Other – a topic of your choosing

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 – I notice from looking at the work shared, there is still some confusion about parallel lines and parallelograms.  The picture below shows a set of parallel lines.  No matter how long they are, they will always be equally apart.  They will never cross.

The middle set are intersecting lines.  If the lines continue they will eventually cross.  The last set of lines are perpendicular.  The cross and make right angles.

A parallelogram is a 4-sided shape where both sets of opposite sides are parallel. Rectangles, squares and rhombuses are all ALSO parallelograms.

Let’s practice some more with Types of Quadrilaterals and Naming and Labeling Quadrilaterals

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 was building with Legos.  He used 342 Lego to make a car, 657 to make a garage and 574 to make a house.

How many Legos did Justin use altogether while he was building?

He decided to make four more cars that were exactly like the first one.  How many Legos did he use to make those four cars?

Max has 21,850 crayons. Elena has 17,039 crayons.

How many more crayons does Max have than Elena has?

Sophie has 2,258 more crayons than Elena has.

How many crayons does Sophie have?

If Max, Elena and Sophie put their crayons altogether, how many crayons will that be?

Piper has 10,000 balloons in total.  2,126 of the balloon are blue.  3,486 are red.  2,029 are green.  The rest of the balloons are yellow.

How many of the balloons are yellow?

600 of those yellow balloons are star shaped.

The rest are round.

How many round, yellow balloons does Piper have?

Landon baked 115 muffins.

Katherine baked 4 times as many.  How many muffins did Katherine bake?

Katherine baked some blueberry muffins and some apple muffins.

If 200 of Katherine’s muffins were blueberry, how many of them were apple?

Javey had 212 Legos.  He lost 31 of them.  How many Legos did Javey have then?

Van brought 169 Legos and added them to what Javey had so they could build a tower.

How many Legos did Javey and Van have to build the tower with?

Holden was helping a friend build a pen for some goats.

The pen had to be an unusual quadrilateral and they needed to know how much fencing to buy.

One side was 134 feet long.

Another side was 86 feet long.

The third side was 142 feet long.

And the last side was 95 feet long.

How much fencing did Holden and his friend need to buy to build the goat pen?

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…

Challenges and Phys. Ed.  Here is the link to their website if you need some suggestions for how to stay active and fit.

I hope you had a great day!  We’ve got this when we all work together!

🍃🤟🏽🦋Mrs. Eaves