Today we had a visit with Mrs. Kanter. She talked with us about the playground and the Friendship Bench. The children learned about behaviors that encourage positive interactions outside. We also learned that the Friendship Bench is somewhere we can sit when we don't have anyone to play with outside. When someone sees us there, they may come over and invite us to play with them.
We read another folktale today. We read Stone Soup, retold by Heather Forest. In the story, two weary travelers stop at homes in a lovely town to ask for a small bite of food, but everyone in the town says they have no food. The two travelers stand on the edge of a well and talk in loud voices to be heard by others. They say that if in this elegant little town there is no food, they should share their magical stone soup. But they need a big black iron pot to make their food. Ask me to tell you how the travelers tricked the people in the town into giving them food. In the end the townspeople find out the soup did have a magical ingredient, but it wasn't the stone. Ask me to tell you what the magical ingredient was!
Today in math we learned about a new symbol. We learned about the greater than and less than symbol. We practiced writing number sentences to compare amounts using the symbol. We have a good way to remember which way the symbol goes in the equation to show greater or less than. Ask me to tell you how I know which way the larger end of the symbol goes between the numbers.
Here's a little reminder!