We started our day by studying these interesting photographs. The children always think on their own first, talk with a partner/s, then we share out as a group. I listen in as the children talk and today I heard words like equal, balance, and teeter totter used in their discussions. We will be using balance scales tomorrow and next week.
We listened to a short story called Winny Loves Winter, by Tiffany Obeng. This story was perfect for a review of opinion writing. The girl in the story states she loves winter, then goes on to give reasons why she loves winter. We made a chart of the four seasons and put in reasons we love the various seasons. I don't leave that up as the children write so they don't just copy, but I did give them the words winter, spring, summer and fall. They did such a great job. We will be hanging these up in our classroom.
We are still working through testing. We have Dibels testing, MAP P for math tomorrow morning, and the kindergarten assessments that go on the report cards.
Have a nice evening!