Today we reviewed rhyming words and isolating the beginning sounds of words. These are important foundational skills that children need to be efficient readers and writers. While we were working on these skills, Mrs. Robinson did a quick screen on many of the children to get a general reading level. The kids had to navigate to a break-out room for the quick test, and return to our regular room. I'm thankful for the help from Mrs. Robinson, and it's also giving the children the chance to go to the break-out room. We will be using these more as we go along, and the smaller groups will give the kids time to talk to each other.
We listened to an old rhyme and studied the picture to help us understand two words in the rhyme. Ask me to tell you about the word scholar and noon. Here's the rhyme we read:
In math, we found hidden partners in towers of Lego. We started with a tower of 5, then broke it into two smaller towers or parts of 2 and 3. This is decomposing, and it's a very important concept for children to understand that will help them with addition and subtraction. We also looked at how moving counters into different configurations did not change the number.
We listened to the story Ada Twist, Scientist, by Andrea Beaty. This book is about a little girl that very early in her life discovers she wants to be a scientist. Ask me to tell you about Ada Twist.
I assigned this story to your child on Epic. It is not an assignment really, I just thought they might want to hear it again. They seemed glued to the screen when it was on!