Today we read a story called Way Out West Lives a Coyote Named Frank, by Jillian Lund as we visited Arizona. We revisited a few landforms and watched a short video clip about the desert habitat. Then we drew pictures to show plants, animals, and the colors you would see in the desert. We labeled the animals and plants in our pictures. These will be coming home tomorrow and are great! We learned to color with a shorter crayon with no wrapper by rubbing it across the paper. This made the sky and sand look real!
We worked with subtraction today, and bringing -1 facts to fluency. We think one less from the whole number. Then we mixed up addition and subtraction problems we are working with for fluency. It was tricky at first to remember to check the sign to know if we were adding or subtracting. We all agreed we were really "on fire" and had to use our "fire extinguishers" to put each other out! We are having fun adding and subtracting!