Today we started our day by looking at an interesting picture. We analyzed the picture to figure out what was happening in the photograph. Ask me to tell you about what I noticed in this photograph.
We sang The Itsy Bitsy Spider and used our thumb and pointer finger to show how the spider moved up the water spout. We had to practice it to get the hang of how to put our pointer fingers on our thumb, and how to turn it so our spider would move. We looked for the word the in the song and practiced writing it too. Then we made pictures to retell the story on the back. We had to put in details to show what was happening in each picture. The setting stayed the same, but the weather in the pictures changed. Ask me to tell you about the pictures I made to retell the story.
Today we listened to a beautiful story called All the Water in the World, by George Ella Lyon. We will read this beautiful story again to listen for wonderful words.
This story is about the water cycle, but the author writes it in a lyrical form. Ask me to tell you what it means when the author says "the sun licks up the water from the ocean."
In writing we began a mini-unit to learn to write notes. There are three important parts of a note. Ask me to tell you about the three parts of a note. We practiced writing notes to friends and people we love.
We had an emergency drill today. First, we had a Shelter in Place Drill. This drill means we limit where students can be in the building. We stay in our room but we continue working, and the teachers take attendance to be sure everyone is accounted for in their class. We then went into a Lockdown Drill. We locked our door to the hallway, turned out the lights, closed the blinds, and sat quietly until our drill was over. We talked about thinking about a special place during the quiet time to help pass the time. I always think about being in the mountains of Colorado, or at Disney World. The children did a great job.
Don't forget, tomorrow is individual picture day!
It was so nice to walk outside this afternoon and feel warmer weather!
Have a nice evening!