We started our morning with this handsome guy. The children studied the picture, then talked about what they noticed, then gave their opinion of the painting. We reviewed that when you share your opinion you give reasons to support it. The children overwhelmingly did not care for this painting. We looked at some other paintings, sculptures and art that was inspired by this Giuseppe Arcimboldo painting too, and later this week or next will create our own drawings inspired by this handsome guy!
We did a quick area lesson in math. The children used digi-blocks to cover a rhombus and a circle. We will be using the digi-blocks for a few activities because they give children a good understanding of place value. We also practiced counting by tens today. We used imaginary weights to lift as we counted by tens.
We also collected data today to find out if more of our classmates wanted the groundhog to see his shadow, or if they wanted an early spring. The vote was ten for six more weeks of winter, nine for an early spring, and three children had no preference. However, they almost all want snow either way!
Have a nice evening!