Today we re-read a story from yesterday called The Three Billy Goats Fluff, by Rachel Mortimer. This is a story with the same problem, as the traditional Three Billy Goats Gruff, but with a different solution. The setting is also the same, but there is an additional character of Mother Goat. In this story, the Mother Goat has empathy for the troll. Ask me to tell you what empathy means, and what Mother Goat does to show her empathy toward the Troll's problem.
In math, we worked with writing subtraction number sentences to go with story problems. We talked about how we need to think about what happens to remember that we start with the whole group and one part is taken away, and the other part is left. Some of the students were getting mixed up with the symbols, but we will continue to work with this and how it relates to number bonds as well. We also played a fun short game called snap where children took turns with a partner breaking apart a stick of six cubes. They showed their partner one part, and kept the other part behind their back. Their partner had to tell them how many cubes were in the stick behind their back.
Best wishes to everyone for a relaxing, fun and safe Spring Break!