We had a great day! All children are participating in the lessons, and almost all are raising their hands and answering questions. The children sat up with faces in the frames and worked hard. We worked with the ;letter sound c. We read a poem with words that start with c, and we identified the nouns in the poem as well. We also looked at a poster with 17 pictures in it that start with the c sound. I put the poster in our Google Classroom since it is a Benchmark document and can't be shared here, but you can see it in our classroom. Ask me to tell you what starts with c in the picture. We watched a Brainpop Jr. video to learn more about nouns. Moby and Annie labeled things in their room to show they are nouns. We know nouns are a person, place or thing.
We read the story about Ben wanting a pet. We voted to see what our class thought about Ben owning a pet. I was surprised to find out that the majority of our class thought Ben would not take good care of a puppy. We wrote our opinion together.
We talked about words we will be learning to spell. We will be learning red words, which are words that we need to memorize to spell. They are high frequency words. We learned I today, and watched a Benchmark video with a song that may help children remember to capitalize I in their writing.
We also listened to a story and drew a picture to show what was happening in the story. This story did not have pictures, so the children needed to visualize. I drew along with them to show them how to draw bigger, add details that go with the story, and to guide them in listening for the setting so their characters aren't just floating in space. The story was about crossing the street. We will read a story like this probably every week to work on listening comprehension, although we also work on that in almost everything we do. Ask me to show you the picture I drew and tell you about the story.
In math I have been assessing the students as we have been going along with many of the concepts we have introduced so far. We have a mid-module assessment we do, but if we do the checks along the way, we don't have to do some of the mid-module assessments, which is great because they take ALOT of time and are all one on one. Today we did a check on a few more concepts I needed to do with the students. They are doing a really good job with the concepts, but also with writing and drawing so I can see it on screen.
I always give the children a little reward for working hard on the MAP tests we have to take. They really don't mind the test so much for the most part, but getting on and listening to it usually takes time, although you parents are rock stars and did an amazing job with the test this week. I took the kids on a virtual field trip to Magic Kingdom at Disney World today. We "rode" a few rides and I pretended to get a churro. They drew a picture and some wrote to tell which ride was their favorite.
It's a three day weekend so I hope you find some time to relax!
See you Tuesday!