We started our day by practicing our questioning. We know questions often start with words like who, what, where, when, why, how, and can. We studied the first photo and asked questions to help ourselves understand what was happening in the photo. We took a closer look at the pumpkins that were being grown in this unusual way and found a few surprises!
We read a poem about growing pumpkins and illustrated the first part and the last part. Ask me to show you my illustrations.
We worked with the /p/ sound today. We also practiced naming real and creating nonsense words that rhyme. We know we have to listen closely when rhyming, especially to that ending sound.
In Benchmark Reading, we learned about comparing and contrasting two texts. We used two texts we had previously read and found how they are the same and how they are different.
In math we worked with five sticks and ten frames. We showed different numbers using the ten frame in different ways. We also dug a little deeper and worked with determining how many more to make ten.
In Social Studies, we talked about leaders. We looked through two series of pictures that illustrated people and animals being leaders. Then we looked at some leaders we will be learning more about next week.
We also started working on creating a suitcase for postcards we will be collecting as we Read the USA. Tomorrow we will start on our journey, and HOPEFULLY this year, we will make it to all 50 states.
Today was the best day so far, and I think they have all be good! Most of the children followed our routines on their own without reminders, they cleaned up at lunch I think mostly on their own, walked in the hallways quietly, and were respectful. Ask me to tell you about our special brain break today!
Have a nice weekend!