Our picture talk today was about the Shenandoah River. Of course that meant I needed to sing that song, which I don't know all the words to anymore. The children enjoyed looking at this bird's eye view of this river, but did not enjoy my singing.
We worked with Red Words this morning. We practiced has and it. We are working to read and write these words automatically. We also practiced writing a couple sentences with the words. Then we put on music and practiced writing several tricky red words fluently; quickly and accurately.
We reviewed pounding out syllables to find out how many. Interestingly, it always happens that the children want one syllable words to have more syllables so they try and break it apart into more parts. Otherwise, they are doing really well with counting syllables in words.
We also are continuing to work with rhyming words. We will be reading lots of great rhyming books next week to really reinforce this.
In math, we started working with weight. I introduced a balance scale today. We listened to a short story that illustrated how the balance scale works like a seesaw. Next week we will be having more practice in measurement using links to measure length, height and width, the balance scales to compare weights as well as using teddy bear counters to record weight, our sand table that has colored rice in it to work with capacity, and we will use Cuisennaire rods to play some games with measurement.
Have a great weekend!