This week we began an author study of Mo Willems. We have learned about what he liked to do as a child, and other things he did before he became an author and illustrator of children's books. We read I Really Like Slop and talked about trying different food. In the story, Piggie wants Elephant to try his slop. Ask me to tell you what happens!
Here's a book trailer for the book I Really Like Slop! Enjoy!
I Really Like Slop was made into an opera. We finally got to go on our virtual field trip to the Kennedy Center. The children were glued to the screen. They really enjoyed the opera.! We practiced singing in our best opera voices, and thought about how fancy we looked and sounded. The great thing about this opera was the drama that really brought home the lesson in this book. Ask me to tell you what I think the lesson was in this book.
Here's the trailer for the Slopera opera!
For a couple of our Brain Breaks, we did guided drawing to draw some of Mo Willems characters. One thing Willems wanted to do in his books is create characters that children could draw. I hope you got a chance to see the incredible job the children did in drawing the characters.
We listened to an interview that Mo Willems did answering questions about being an author and illustrator. We also studied his books to see what Willems does as an author and illustrator that makes his books so special. We will be reading more of Willems books the rest of this week and next week.
In Social Studies we learned about making good choices when we spend money. We learned more about wants and needs and how that effects what we buy. We also talked about saving money.
In math, we continue to work composing and decomposing numbers, making number bonds, and writing equations. We are also practicing counting to 120, and skip counting by tens and ones.
Have a nice evening!