This morning we started with a Social Emotional Learning lesson about being a good sport. We talked about this briefly when we were reading a Benchmark reading book the other day, so we talked it about this a little more today. We studied the cover of this book and thought about the title to predict what this story would be about. Ask me to tell you about this story.
We We used the illustrations and words to talk about how to be a good sport.
We reread the text we read yesterday about sports. We looked at the key details we identified and worked together to determine the main idea. We organized our ideas into a web.
We read a new story about getting a pet. This time we looked for key details in the illustrations that would help us understand the story better. This story also had thinking bubbles, so some of the things in the bubble didn't really happen, but the little boy just thought about them. We also worked to identify events in the story. This is still difficult for the children, but will develop over time. Using the illustrations is a good way to identify events. Readers often look back in the text to remind themselves of the story, so this is a habit we would like to learn now. At the end of the story, we don't know if the little boy gets a pet or not, but he is telling his mom he would take good care of a pet, and there is a puppy doing tricks and yapping at him. We worked together and added an event to the story.
In math, we worked with finding different ways to make 4. We also wrote the numbers 4 and 5.
In science, we reviewed our Wednesday Work in science, and talked about the sun. We made a list of things we knew already about the sun, then read a book and added to our list to show what we learned from the book. Ask me to tell you what I learned the sun can do.
We had a fun Book a Day book today about a character called Pig the Pug. There are several books in this series now by Aaron Blabey. We read Pig the Winner, which is a book about PIg and what happens when he always wants to win. Spoiler alert: He's not a good sport! I read the book to kids, but here's a video of the book. I
We are working hard to stay organized and clean off our desk. I want the kids to put away things such as scissors and markers when they aren't using them because otherwise, they are putting them in their mouths, playing with them or using them when they should be listening to our lessons. So if you hear me nagging them, that's why! I also encourage you to take a look through their folders at their work. I'm getting a look at them when I have them hold them up to the screen. I'm encouraging them to take more time on their drawings and add more details. It's also important they know where their supplies are and can get them on their own so they are ready to work. We want them to get in the habit of working the whole time, so they aren't finishing early and holding their papers to the screen to show me until I ask.
Thank you again for all your support, especially yesterday with our math testing. You cannot imagine how happy I am to almost be finished with the MAP tests for fall!
Have a nice evening!