In honor of Women's History Month, we started our day with a quote from Justice Sonia Sotomayor; "There are two questions I ask myself every day. One is: what have I learned today. The second is ; who have I helped today." What great, simple questions to ask each day! We read her latest children's book, Just Help! Ask me to tell you about this book!
We painted sunflowers today. I have pictures of the children and their sunflower for you to see now since we will be hanging these sunflowers in the hall. We first studied photos of sunflowers, then sketched with pencil. We practiced using our whole arm to draw the circles. Then we traced over the pencil lines with oil pastels. Finally, we used watercolor paint to paint in the parts of the sunflowers. The children are soooo proud of their sunflowers.
In math, we worked on whiteboards and practiced writing decomposition number sentences. For this we start with the whole number, then have an equal sign and then the parts separated with a plus sign. So it would look like this: 7=4+3. Some of the children are having a hard time with this, so I was reteaching this. We talked about saying what we were writing outloud to make sure it made sense. We substituted words for the symbols. So we would say, seven is the same as four and three. We will review this again and have more practice.
We enjoyed a very silly story today called The Hair of Zoe Fleffenbacher Goes to School, by Laurie Halse Anderson. Ask me to tell you some of the things Zoe's hair could do, and how it got her into trouble at school.
Enjoy the weekend.