Today we talked and compared food from different cultures. We studied photographs of what a family eats for a week from different places in the world. Ask me to tell you what I notice about these photographs.
Mrs. Kanter came in and read Yoko, by Rosemary Wells to the children. They shared food their family eats. The children talked about food from their culture. We read Dim Sum for Everyone, by Grace Lin. We learned about this special kind of restaurant that serves small dishes. Ask me to tell you what dim and sum means. Later, we read another book by Grace Lin called Fortune Cookie Fortunes. This book is about a family that opens their fortune cookie and wonders if their fortune will come true. The story shows how each fortune came true. Many fortunes were shared in this book, which inspired us to make our own paper fortune cookies and fortunes. In fact, we wrote many fortunes! I was amazed at the fortunes the children wrote. Although we were inspired by the fortunes in the story, the children wrote their own without copying from the book. There are some very wise little people in this class! Ask me to show you my fortune cookie!
In math, we learned to play a fun game called Pig. We will be playing this game in pairs tomorrow, but today we played it online. This game involves rolling two dice and deciding whether to roll the dice again to increase your score. Players in our game are trying to get to 30, (some to 50 or 100), using ten frames to keep track of points. If on a roll, a one comes up, a players turn is over and the other player rolls. If double ones come up, all that players points are gone. The first player to get to 30 wins.
I have probably sent you home some very hungry children with all our talk of food today! Have a nice evening!