We had a great day! This morning, instead of a Picture Talk, we watched an animated short set in Peru. Today we watched a cartoon short from Peru. This is a part of a series of shorts we will watch to help us with learning about beginning, middle and end of stories, using character's names when talking about the story, and other story elements. Today we focused on retelling the beginning, middle and end of the story. These shorts are great for an introduction to this because they are so short! We talked about what an event is and told an event from the beginning. The event for the beginning of the story should be what gets the story going. The middle of the story is where most of the action happens, so there may be more than one event in the retelling. The end of the story is how it all works out so there may be more than one event there as well. The name of this short is Caminandos 1: Llama Drama. Before you watch it, ask me to show you and tell you about the beginning, middle and end of the story. My pictures are in my yellow folder.
We are learning about fiction and non-fiction books. We compared two books today as a class. We talked about the features that each has to help us in determining whether a book is fiction or non-fiction. We started a chart that we will revise as we learn more about fiction and non-fiction texts.
In math, we worked with subitizing. We subitize when we look at a quantity and know how many without counting. I put a short video in the Curriculum tab under Math that you can view to learn more about subitizing.
I worked with half the class to get them on Chromebooks. We focused primarily on signing on. They did a great job for the first time. Please continue to practice with the yellow paper that has their username and password.
Have a nice evening!