Today we started our day looking at these beautiful photographs. We discussed mountains, valleys and hills. We talked about what the differences are between a hill and a mountain.
We visited Colorado today, and read an interesting book called Maria's Mysterious Mission, by Claudia Cangilla McAdam. This story is about a llama who has come from South America and is now a pack animal for hikers in the Rocky Mountains. Ask me to tell you my favorite part, probably my least favorite, in the story.
In science, we talked about meteorologists and how they predict the weather. Ask me to tell you what predict means. We identified weather symbols and are using them to collect data about the weather each day. We are looking at the sky, wind, precipitation and temperature and using a symbol on our charts to tell what the weather was like after lunch.
We began talking about solid shapes in math. We introduced some vocabulary and looked at photographs of different things to identify their solid shape. In our Eureka curriculum we talk about cylinders, cubes, cones and spheres, but we also talked about rectangular and triangular prisms.
Today I introduced the SeeSaw site to the children. This is a site where I can put books, lists of words, assignments, games and so many other things. This site is teacher and kid friendly by making it easy to add our voice so the children can listen to the directions or so I can hear them read some of their writing, word lists, or books I put on as an assignment. Since we had indoor recess, we skipped play time and had extra computer time.
Have a nice evening!