We had a great first day of school for 2023! We read a book to learn more about New Year's Eve and Day traditions.
We started talking about severe wet weather. We listened to the story Blizzard, by John Rocco. This story is about the blizzard of 1978. This is a personal experience story with Rocco telling the story of the blizzard's impact in Rhode Island, but sadly for your kids, they had a listen to a couple stories from me about my experience in Ohio with that blizzard!
We started a new unit in math. First, we used our "math fingers" to count beyond ten. Ask me to show you how we did finger push ups to show numbers larger than ten.
We also began talking about the vocabulary we will be using as we compare objects. We discussed using words such as "longer than" and "shorter than" instead of saying one is bigger than the other. The word big doesn't tell us enough, so we are building vocabulary for speaking accurately about measurement.
We also talked about measuring time. We talked about the months of the year and watched and listened to the amazing Carole King sing the book Chicken Soup with Rice, by Maurice Sendak. I will not lie, I drove to school singing this song! The kids really enjoyed the music. I hope you do as well!
Have a nice evening!