We read a beautiful story yesterday and today called Grumpy Goat, by Brett Helquist, about a friendless, grumpy goat who goes to live in Sunny Acres, the friendliest farm in the county. Ask me to tell you the story elements: characters, setting and the beginning, middle and end. This story shows who a character can change throughout the story. This goat changes from a grumpy goat to a happy goat at the end of the story, but goes through grief when something special to him goes away. Ask me to tell you what the characters did to help goat while he was grieving. This class often claps after stories they love. They LOVED this story, until we read Friendshape today which they then declared to be their favorite book ever.
We continue to learn about landforms. This morning for our Picture Talk, we looked at this photograph. Ask me to tell you what I noticed.
Yesterday we took a virtual field trip to look at some amazing landforms. We'd like to tell you about them as you go along on a beautiful, short journey that may have you calling your travel agent when you finish watching it! Be sure to look for hoodoos, arches, canyons, slot canyons, buttes and mountains.
Today we went on another field trip, but this time to Alaska. We saw more beautiful mountains, valleys and glaciers. Ask me to tell you why we are grateful for plate tectonics! That's a difficult topic, and not really in our curriculum, but you can't just look at beautiful mountains and not wonder how they formed. Luckily, we have Billy Blue Hair to explain it for us.
In math, we continued to talk about plane or flat shapes. We are focusing on the vocabulary as well as drawing the shapes.
Have a nice evening!