We had a great day! We started our journey to read across America. We are going to try and read one book from each state. Your child will bring home a postcard from the state we read and can keep it in a suitcase we hope to make tomorrow. Today your child is bringing home a postcard from Oklahoma. We started in Oklahoma so we could read a couple books by Woody Guthrie who was from Oklahoma. The children enjoyed singing along to This Land is Your Land and to Riding in My Car. I will also be publishing a Google Classroom to go along with our trips so you can find out more about the state is you wish!
We used the rekenreks today in math to show different numbers broken into two parts. The children did a great job of thinking of different ways to make numbers 7-9. When we work with rekenreks, we slide all the beads to the right. The beads are in groups of five white or five red. This helps the children get a good understanding of the number 5. They can move five over together then think about how many more they need for a number. We used both the top and bottom bunk on our rekenrek to show the numbers. We also worked on breaking sticks of cubes apart and making a number bond and equation that goes with the number.
In science we read a book called Bird Builds a Nest, by Martin Jenkins. This is a great book to help introduce push and pull in science. It also got us thinking about all the work birds and other animals with nests do to build their nests. We will be working more with push and pull tomorrow.
Have a nice evening!