We have begun to learn more about the external features of animals and how their features help them to survive. Yesterday we studied photographs of eyes and talked about what we noticed. We noticed the shape of the eyes were sometimes different, the area around the eye was different, the pupils were different shapes, the eyelids were different, and of course the colors were different. Here are the eyes we studied.
Today we studied noses. We looked at a chart that was organized by the shape of the nose and the animal family.
Ask me to tell you about what I noticed with the eyes and noses.
We also read a book called Before We Eat, From Farm to Table, by Pat Brisson. The story has a simple text, identifying the workers who help food get from the farm to our tables. Ask me to tell you what workers help get the food from farms to our tables.
In math, we worked with decomposing numbers in different ways. One group worked with making number bonds, using plates and counters to show different ways to make numbers. Another group played a strategy game where they placed twelve counters on a grid numbered 2-12. They could place the counters anywhere they wanted and with more than one on each spot. The players took turns rolling the dice and taking a counter off the sum they rolled. They will be playing the game again several times to develop a strategy and understanding of why some numbers are better to put their counters on than others. A third group played a bucket game. They played with a partner or two and took turns tossing 8 chips, one at a time, into the bucket. Some chips landed outside the bucket, some inside. They recorded what they tossed to show different ways to make 8.