Today we practiced asking questions. We studied this incredible photograph and turned our wonderings into questions. We are still working on knowing the difference between telling and asking a question, but we really discussing this incredible boulder. We had a lot of questions, but also shared what we noticed. The children have come so far since September in listening and sharing during this time. Ask me to tell you what I wondered about and noticed in this photograph.
We had a great time with Mismatch Day! Thanks for all who participated! Check us out below!
We learned about writing a description today. We wrote a sentence or two to describe a character from one of our Benchmark stories. We practiced stretching out the words and tapping them as we wrote to include the sounds we heard. We also used an alphabet mat to help with sounds and letters.
In math we continued to practice writing numerals. We also played a game called Mind Reader. This game involves me thinking of number and giving more clues. As more clues are given, some children may need to change their guess. We are learning about odd and even to be used as a clue in our game. We know even numbers have a partner when we pair them up in twos. The children really enjoy this game! The math paper the children brought home had multiple directions. I demonstrated, in fact literally doing the problems, to remind them of the things they needed to do. They still, almost all of them, brought me papers that were not complete. Eureka has pages in their workbook with multiple sets of directions, so learning to follow directions is important not only for completing their work to show what they know, but just in general. We will continue to work on this throughout the year. Some things should be routine by now, like writing their name on the paper. Three part directions are what we are working on now.
We had a nice afternoon with time to play and to watch a little video about how Legos are made. The children really enjoy seeing how things are made, and this one is special to me since it has injection molding in it, which is what my father did all his life. He'd still be doing it today, but he finally retired at 84! Enjoy the video!