Today we worked with the r sound. We also added the words he and me to our red word collection. In Benchmark, we compared two texts. We looked at how the content was the same and different as well as the text features.
In math, we did a sprint. Sprints are used in the Eureka math series to help kids work at a little quicker pace. The beginning of the sprint is usually easier, and the problems become a little harder as the sprint goes on, just like in a real sprint. We don't have many of these in kindergarten, but we try to establish the routine of a sprint. We start at the same time, then when the teacher says stop, draw a line to show where they stopped. We grade the sprint together. Then, in usually in other grade levels, they repeat the sprint, trying to get a few more problems done. It's not graded except by the child as we go over it together, but it's not for a grade. Today they were writing the missing number in a sequence of numbers to five. It got harder when they made the sequence in reverse from 5 to 0.
We made a connection to our new sound, r, to robots. We read an information book at robots that work in space. At the end of the day, when we were all done, we read a beautiful book called The Robot and the Bluebird, by David Lucas. This book is about an old robot who is no longer used. He befriends and takes care of a bluebird. Ask me to tell you what happens. We also had time for a quick Pete the Cat book called Robo Pete, by James Dean. This is a fun book about Pete the Cat creating his own robot. But things don't go the way he planned. We will be talking more about this story and writing our own stories about a robot tomorrow.
Have a nice evening!