It's been a busy two days! We took a "field trip" out west to visit landforms. This beautiful video reminded us that landforms are made by nature not humans. In this video human-made things are only shown three times. We learned about hoodoos and slot canyons, and found out that erosion formed many of the amazing landforms we studied. We also know rivers change the land as well and saw beautiful bird's eye views of rivers. Watch with me and ask me about the landforms in the video!
Tuesday for our Picture Talk, we studied this amazing landform. We are working on asking questions, and we certainly had a lot we wondered about when we saw this photo. This might look like a sphere, which would have been so great since we are studying solid shapes, but the other side of it is not round.
Today in our Benchmark reading, we listened to a short version of The Three Bears. We answered a text dependent question, or "right there question" which was about how the author described the characters. The story is so short but the perfect way to introduce and practice finding in the text what the author says and only writing that. The children could not add any ideas of their own or included what they saw in the illustration because of the prompt. So their response was short, which made it a perfect opportunity to practice putting spaces between words and working toward using lower case letters except when starting the sentence or for a character's name.
In math, we described and named solid shapes. We learned the geometry vocabulary words edge, corner, base and face. Although we do not study all these shapes in Eureka, we talked about spheres, cones, cubes, rectangular prisms, triangular prisms, cylinders and pyramids. The children did an amazing job remembering and pronouncing the names of the shapes. We are still working on pronouncing sphere!
Have a nice evening!