Today we started our day learning about making inferences. We watched a short Pixar short, Pigeons, and stopped along the way to make inferences. We thought about what we know, our schema, and the clues we saw in the video. Then we were able to think deeper about the story. Ask me to tell you about what was happening in the story.
We looked at a spider building a web and a venus fly trap as part of our motion science unit. We thought about how each stops the motion of the spider's prey so they can get food. We also looked at different types of motion and will work more with them over the coming weeks.
Yesterday we started learning about natural resources in social studies. Today we listened to the book Sugaring, by Jesse Haas. We learned about how sap is made into delicious maple syrup! We visited the state of Vermont, and saw a video of a slightly more modern way of collecting the sap than we saw in the book. I'll send the postcard home tomorrow for Vermont.
In math we talked about decomposition of numbers. We have talked about hidden partners in previous lessons so this was an easy lesson. We also talked about number bonds and learned what the whole of the group is and what the parts are and how we know where they are on the number bond.
We also welcomed a new staff member to our room. Mrs. Selfyn (I'm not sure of the spelling), will be joining the kindergarten team to support small group and individual students. She will be in our room just part of the day and will also be in the other kindergarten classrooms. We are excited to have her join our team!
Have a nice evening!