Today we studied some interesting photographs of wasps and their nest. Ask me about what I notice in these pictures! We found connections to our learning in math with shapes, as well as our life cycle study in science.
We listened to a wonderful story called Bippity Bop, Barbershop, by Natasha Tarpley. This book is about a little boy and his first haircut at the barbershop. We listened and made text-to-self connections about our first experiences getting a haircut, as well as other memorable firsts and the feelings we had doing something for the first time. We also learned more about the job of a barber, the tools they use in their job, and where the work. We wrote today about the first time we did something and our feelings. We are working on adding details to our story.
Today we had a class meeting about conflict resolution. We discussed what we thought a conflict was, gave examples of conflicts, then checked our understanding with a video about the word conflict. We watched three one minute stories about two friends who had conflicts. We brainstormed ideas, both good and bad, about how to resolve the conflict. Then we watched the video to see how the characters resolved their problems. We talked about how important it is to stop and think before we act out and possibly make a poor choice in how to solve the problem. We will continue to work to Stop, Think and Do and to use the DeBug Strategy for solving kid-size problems.
Check out this very special Sesame Street clip with Robin Williams and The Two-Headed Monster as they illustrate the word conflict.
We're looking forward to celebrating Valentine's Day tomorrow!