Today we looked at a very unusual book to practice analyzing pictures. The book, This Equals That by Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin, is unusual because it has photographs and pictures that are connected by some common thread. One way we analyze is to notice what is alike and what is different. The book begins with a triangle, then on the page beside it is a shark. The commonality is the triangle. This continues throughout the book, and the book is actually a circle because you end up at the triangle at the end! Then we used our analyzing skills to study four weather pictures. Ask me to tell you about what is the same and what is different in these pictures. I put them in a slideshow, so you will see all four together, then each picture separately so you can see more details.
We listened to a great story called The Rain Came Down, by David Shannon. This is a wonderfully illustrated, entertaining book that has a story is cumulative. Not only does it begin to rain in this story, but people become grumpier and mad as the story progresses until the rain stops. Ask me to tell you about the story and show you my picture I made of the story. Many of the children labeled some of the important parts of their picture too!
We finally made our sky windows! We used weather symbols, photos of clouds, and paint samples with sky colors on our sky windows. We will use them at school next week and then bring them home.
Have a great weekend!