Almost every morning the musical transition to come to the carpet is James Taylor singing Oh, What a Beautiful Morning. On Fridays our transition is still Oh, What a Beautiful Morning, but this time it's Ray Charles singing. We talked about how the song is the same but different because the singer is different, as well as the style.
We started our day studying these four pictures to determine what was happening in each of them. We looked at the emotions of the children and determined they were frustrated. We talked about what frustration means. We talked about frustration as being upset over not being able to do something or have something turn out the way you want it to be. Ask me to tell you want is happening in each picture. We watched a short clip to think more about the word frustration. The children really enjoyed this clip so I thought I'd pass it along!
We read the book Saturday by Oge Mora. This beautiful book is about a mother and daughter who look forward to Saturdays because the mother works all the other days of the week. They have planned a very special Saturday, but things go wrong for each of the activities planned. Ask me to tell you some of the things the mother and little girl were going to do and what happened. The little girl and the mother both become frustrated. Ask me what the mother does when she gets frustrated.
We practiced a shelter and lockdown today. Mrs. Kemp emphasized to the students that this was a drill, not a real event. We were on our way to music when the shelter drill started so the children were with Mr. Sheetz during the lockdown. He told me they did fine, although a couple children told me they were a little scared. I suggested they hold the hand of the person next to them if they are scared, as I have had classes do in the past.
In math we did more with connecting items that were the same but different. They talked with their table, then with the class about what made them the same but different.
In Really Great Reading we reviewed first and next. We introduced part and whole as well, so the children looked at items and identified which was whole and which was a part. Finally, they reviewed rhymes. We read a fun rhyming story and picked out the words that rhyme.
Have a great weekend!