We had a great discussion about these sea stacks. The children talked to their partners, speculating that they were formed by water dripping into cracks, or that they somehow came up from under the water. Of course, Billy Blue Hair gave a great explanation, involving food of course, that helped us understand better how these unusual landforms were created. Ask me to tell you about how these sea stacks are formed.
Today the children drew and/or wrote the beginning middle and end of The Grumpy Goat story we have been working with this week. We made a line that showed how the goat's feelings changed throughout the story. We made the line go up as he felt happier and down during the sad parts of the story, and down to the very bottom when he was angry and grumpy. I'll send home the papers next week after I go through all of them.
Today we worked with tracing shapes, as well as drawing shapes with a ruler to get proper corners or vertices. I was looking through some math papers and noticed that many of the children had rounded corners, and we want to make sure that for accuracy in describing the shapes, we make some better angles, not curves.
We wrote nonsense words today using the letters we have introduced in Really Great Reading. I said the word several times, encouraged the children to tap it out, then we checked it together and rewrote it as a word on the line next to the letters we wrote. I'll send these home next week as well as I didn't have time to look through all of them closely. From what I could see, they did a great job, although I need to remind them that when we do this kind of practice we use only lower case letters.
We enjoyed a fun read aloud called The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel. This is a fun story about prairie dogs who get an unexpected tennis ball down their tunnel. Ask me to tell you the beginning, middle and end of this story.
Have a great weekend!