We started our day with this collection of pictures. The children knew immediately this collection was a friendship collection. We talked about words that we thought of when we looked at the pictures, and they came up with kind, love, together, happy and sharing. Today we set up playdates at recess. I did this so that the children would play with someone they didn't know very well from our class. Often in kindergarten we see groups of children that are already good friends stick to those groups and not get to know other children who may become a good friend. I gave them a few minutes to find someone they don't know well and told them to talk about what they might do outside and where they might play. They were all smiles when they came in after lunch and shared what they did. They drew pictures and did some writing to go with their pictures. I'll send those home tomorrow.
We read a sweet book called Say Hello, by Jack and Michael Foreman. This book is about a dog who feels left out as he watches a little boy play with his cat. The dog has no home and feels left. Ask me to tell you this story. Our Get-Along goal for our classroom is about greeting each other, smiling to show friendliness, and including others. This book was spot on for all of those things!
In Really Great Reading, we worked with positional words. Yesterday we talked about before and after, and today we talked about beginning, middle and end today. We are working on answering questions in a sentence instead of just saying a word or two.
In math, we worked with decomposition of numbers. We worked to find hidden partners for five and six and worked on writing the number zero.
Have a nice evening!