# ◼️🔺🔵 Wednesday Math 🔢

Here are some problems to solve!

Justin is reading a 403- page book.  He is on page 147. How many pages does Justin have left to read?

If Justin reads 30 pages a day, how many days will it take him to finish the book?

Elena was looking for animal books in the library.  There were 8 shelves of animal books.  Each shelf had 14 books on it.  How many animal books did Elena find in the library altogether?

When Elena finished the three books, how may pages will she have read about cats?

Sophie sorted Harry Potter cards.  She had three piles.  One had 326 brown Care of Magical Creature cards, another had 134 blue Charms cards and 64 green Potion cards and the last piles had 385 yellow Quidditch cards and 58 red Transfigurations cards in it.  How many Harry Potter cards did Sophie altogether?

She decided to give 387 of the cards to her friends so they could play together.  How many cards does Sophie left now?

Katherine had a rock collection.  She has 173 rocks with quartz crystals in them.  She has 35 geodes and 56 semi-precious gems.  How my rock does Katherine have in her collection altogether?

Estella organized her craft supplies.

She sorted and counted 167 beads, 84 stickers and 157 feathers.

How many supplies did Estella organize altogether?

She used half of them to decorate journals for her friends.  How many craft supplies did she have left?

# 📚☀️Summer Book Club Titles☀️📚

Last week we completed the early summer books clubs.  A few classmates asked if we could keep reading together ~ and of course, what better way to keep connected and reading.  Here are the new book club choices.  If you’d like to join one, leave your first two or three title choices in a comment below by the end of the day on Thursday.  If there is interest, I’ll bring the books by so we’ll be ready to begin our chats on July 14.  Yay for reading!🎉📖

📘The Sasquatch Escape is a fantasy adventure.  It is the first in a series of 6 and has 201 pages.

📗Hachiko Waits is a based on a true story.  It is 90 pages long ~ be ready to cry.  I do every time!

📙The Midnight Fox is realistic fiction.  It is 134 pages long.  It’s a great choice if you love nature and animals.

📕The Grand Canyon Grab is an A to Z Mystery so it’s another chance to spend some time with Ruth Rose, Dink and Josh while they’re on spring vacation.  It is 136 pages.

Do you like the idea of dragons and griffons and unicorns living among us?  Then you should read the Imaginary Veterinary series by Suzanne Selfors.  This six-book series begins with The Sasquatch Escape.  Ben Silverstein has been sent to spend the summer with his grandfather in Buttonville.  There is nothing there, and yet, somehow Ben manages to find an unimaginable adventure.  It begins just as he arrives in town. He sees something incredible in the clouds, but when he tries to talk about it, he’s called a “storyteller.”  Ben knows what he’s just seen and he knows the girl in the window has seen it too.  Tomorrow, they’ll meet and figure out what is going on.

If you need more convincing, click on this link to watch The Sasquatch Escape trailer.  Pearl and Ben will take you on a funny, exciting and complicated journey as they become apprentices to Dr. Woo and learn to care for real “imaginary” creatures.

Here’s what is says on the back of The Bat:  “As a child, Elise Gravel was already fascinated by disgusting little creatures.  At three-and-a-half, she founded the Organization for the Defense of Disgusting Critters, of which she was both the president and the only member.  Nowadays, when she’s not busy petting a fly or a worm, she writes and illustrates strange children’s books.”

I don’t think they’re strange at all.  I think they are interesting and funny.  They’re certainly favorites in the classroom!  They make you think differently, question and wonder.  Make sure to read the new books in the series:  The Bat, The Cockroach and The Mosquito.  What disgusting creatures would you add to the series?

What are you reading?  What do you recommend?  Let us know, but leaving a comment below.📘

# 📝Friday Quick Writes✏️

🗽Do you know why we celebrate the 4th of July?  🇺🇸Have you thought about what Independence Day means?

Here are some writing prompts in blue and some holiday fun facts 🎇 adapted from Journal Buddies in red,  with a few different ideas added in.  ✏️Have fun writing today and everyday.  🏜Share your ideas and thinking on your blog or in the comments below.🏕

What does the Fourth of July mean to you?

Fourth of July Fun Fact – Food is a huge part of the Fourth of July—and people eat approximately 150 million hot dogs across the country on this day alone.  What a tasty way to celebrate our freedom!

Which type of food do you most look forward to eating on the Fourth of July?  Which feeds are an important part of your family’s traditions and why?

Fourth of July Fun Fact – The Liberty Bell was rung on the first Fourth of July celebration – and is still used in Fourth of July celebrations today.  Located in Philadelphia, this historic landmark is a reminder of independence and freedom to Americans everywhere.  It was rung on the first Fourth of July (almost 60 years before it got its famous crack).  Today, the bell is tapped 13 times each Independence Day in honor of the 13 original colonies.

There are many myths and legends about how the Liberty Bell got its famed crack.  Write a short fictional story in which you make up your own funny reason for the damage to this iconic American landmark.

Write a story using these words (and others too 😎): picnic, parade, watermelon, splash, race, cousins, bicycle, dog, and fireworks.

Dear Pen Pal… Write a letter to an imaginary friend who lives in another country.  Explain why we celebrate (you might have to do a little research here and here) and describe five things you like about living in the United States of America.

Fourth of July Fun Fact – Paul Revere and Samuel Adams buried a time capsule on the 20th anniversary of the 4th of July in 1795.  The time capsule was finally opened almost 220 years later in 2014.  It included newspapers from the day, a silver plate, old coins, and a copper medal that featured an engraved picture of President George Washington.

If you were going to bury a time capsule today to reflect the state of our nation, what would you put in it?  When would you want it to be opened—and how do you think people would react to its contents?  Be sure to explain why you would include each of the items you chose!

Do you believe freedom truly exists in the United States of America?  Why or why not?