Ruby the Copy Cat Thesis Ideas

After listening to the book, try to think of all the different theses you could use for your literary essays. Think about:

  • Character’s feelings
  • Character traits
  • The relationships between the characters
  • Changes in characters
  • What motivated a character
  • The lessons a character learns

Part 1:

Use this Padlet to record your responses. Use full sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation to write your ideas.

Part 2:

Use this Evidence Padlet to record the text evidence that will support your claims.

The Great Kindness Challenge

This week 3M and all of Heathcote participated in The Great Kindness Challenge. We spent our time both in school and out performing acts of kindness. Individuals tracked their acts on a checklist, as well as contributed to a whole class checklist. I am so proud of our class for all of the wonderful good deeds they did.

As a class, we watched several videos to enjoy and discuss. Want to see them again and share them with friends and family? Check them out below!

Mystery Read-Alouds

We are coming to the end of our mystery unit. You’ve done a great job listening, thinking and jotting about the:

  • crime solvers
  • suspects
  • clues
  • red herrings
  • favorite/surprising parts

I am wondering, which read aloud did you like better? Absent Author or The Diamond Mystery. Why? Make sure you write details to explain your answer.

Stone Fox’s Ending- Happy or Sad?

Stone Fox has a pretty emotional ending. Some people argue that it is a happy ending. He gets to save the farm! But some people argue that it not a happy ending. What do you think?

On the padlet link answer the following questions in sentence form. If you think both, then write in both columns 🙂

Stone Fox Ending Padlet

  • Is it a sad or happy ending?
  • Why do you think so?
  • Evidence from the text to support your thought.

Third Plants Blog Post

For your third blog post please tell me about the progress of your plant(s). Please answer in three paragraphs. (No need to go day by day. Just what changed since the last blog post.)

FYI- The photos were taken on Tuesday, May 30th.

  • Pollination: What did we do? What was the change in your plant after being pollinated?


  • General observations: Describe your plants now. Control and manipulated.
    • Height
    • Color
    • Stem
    • Leaves
    • Buds
    • Flowers
    • Pods


  • What do you think will happen next? Predictions for your plants. What will this week look like for your plants?


  • Include the pictures of your plant(s) in the “Blog #3”  Folder found in your shared with me section of Google Drive.


Photosynthesis Video

Watch the photosynthesis video to learn more about the way plants make their own food. Then comment on the big ideas on the Padlet link below.

The big ideas are the major points of the process of photosynthesis:

  • What is photosynthesis?
  • What does a plant need to make food?
  • What is the food they make and what do they give off that animals need?
  • Any new/fun information you learned?

Photosynthesis Padlet