Today we made observations of mung bean seeds growing. This video is a time-lapse video shot over three and a half days. We made observations of what we noticed. We worked to make sure what we said just what we saw, not what we thought. We were surprised to see how much the seed moved by itself.
We also learned about the word compliment. We talked about how we can make compliments to our writing partner when we are sharing our writing with them. Today we shared our writing and listened and looked at the writing to make a compliment and to tell our partner what feeling they incorporated into their writing.
We enjoyed a funny story called Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair, by Lee Fox. The story was very funny, but also helped us learn about other words for hair. Ask me to tell you another word for hair. We also listened to find rhyming words. We know brushing our hair is part of taking care of our body and that we need to brush our hair every day. Ask me to tell you what happened when Ella didn't brush her hair.
We practiced counting by tens. Some of the children are having some difficulty in passing on to the next decade in counting. We pretended to be weight lifters and counted by tens as we lifted our invisible weights over our head. We came up with other ways to practice too. Ask me to show you one way I can practice counting by tens. We also used balance scales to compare the weight of objects. We will have more practice with balance scales next week.
Have a great weekend!