Today we looked at the top photograph to start talking about jobs. We looked at these amazing fishermen from Vietnam and noticed very interesting things about their boats, nets and the poles they are holding. There was some disappointment when they learned the boat was not a water slide, but we all definitely saw the connection. We will be learning more about different jobs people have next week and will look at other fishermen from around the world to compare how they fish.
We have made until February without having to talk about noise level in the classroom! Today we listened to the story of Decibella. Ask me to tell you about Decibella's problem. This is a wonderful book with a great way of explaining and practicing different voice levels for different purposes.
In Benchmark, we read the book about life long ago once again to determine the author's purpose. Ask me to tell you why the author might have written this book.
For math today, we worked with two ten frames. We used the ten frames to keep track of the hearts we spent in the Valentine Store. The children visited the valentine store and bought items to put on their valentine bags. They had a great time. If you are looking for a quiet activity, just find little stickers or foam pieces with adhesive backs that need to be peeled off. The kids got so quiet concentrating on their work! This is a really great fine motor activity!
We ran out of time to pass out Read to Me, Talk to Me books, so I will attempt to get them sent home on Monday, but I am not promising! It's Valentine's Day and the 100th Day of School so I think we are going to be quite busy celebrating!
Have a wonderful weekend!