Today was a very busy day! We reviewed writing the letter e and the word like. Lowercase e is tricky! We sang the song Bingo, but then changed the beginning letter to make new names for Bingo. We had a great time doing this on our own during Literacy Centers too!
We analyzed two paintings and talked about the wind. We found many interesting things in two pictures, and many ways they are the same and ways they are different. Ask me to tell you about what we noticed in these pictures. I added another picture to talk about at home.
We read a great book called Wag, by Patrick McDonnell. This is a very sweet book about a dog who wags. The narrator kept asking what made the dog wag. Ask me to tell you about the book Wag! We used this simple text as inspiration for our writing today in Writing Workshop. We made sure our writing and words went together. We used our stretchy snakes and alphabet strips to help find the letters to match the sounds in the word. Having one simple idea and sentence made it easier for us to concentrate on hearing the sounds in the words.
Today we started a very exciting journey! Throughout the year, we will read books that support our curriculum but also have a connection to a state in our country. We are reading across America! Today we visited Pennsylvania. We looked at photographs of different places in Pennsylvania. Then we read the story Saving the Liberty Bell, by Megan McDonald. This is the story of how the Liberty Bell was hidden from the Red Coats during the American Revolution. Ask me about Pennsylvania and the book we read!
Don't forget, Monday is Parent Visitation Day from 9:25 - 11:45. We hope you can drop in to see just what goes on in our classroom! Please remember we are trying to keep our day as typical as possible, but we don't usually have a big audience. So some parts of our morning and some of our behavior may not be as "typical" as I might like it to be, but we will sure try our best. Please just give a little wave to your child as you enter and leave, and watch what your child can do on their own.
I hope you enjoy the weekend with your family!