We read the classic Beatrix Potter story The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse today. This story is about two mice; one lives in a town, the other in the country. Timmie Willie was a country mouse who accidentally ends up in a vegetable hamper that is taken to a house in town. He lives in town with other mice for a couple weeks, but is eager to go home. He prefers the country. His friend Johnny Town-Mouse comes to the country for a visit and finds that he prefers the town life. The story ends with the narrator saying, "One place suits one person, another place suits another person." Ask me to tell you what suits means, and what this line means.
We wrote about whether we would like to live in the country or in town. Ask me to tell you where I would live if it were my choice and why.
Today the children are bringing home a ziplock bag of flashcards with addition and subtraction facts. We will be practicing these over the next couple weeks. The children need to learn them so they know them automatically. They know they need to pay attention to the sign. Some children know these already, so I will be doing a quick check, and if they know them automatically, I will give them a couple other quick checks to see what we can find to challenge them with addition and subtraction.
We visited Alabama today and learned about the Tuskegee Airmen. These heroes of World War II were an African American group of flyers who escorted bombers in the war. Although some of these brave men lost their lives doing this, the Tuskegee Airmen never lost a bomber. We read The Wind Flyers, by Angela Johnson. This story is told by a young boy who is telling about his great great uncle who was part of this group of flyers. All his uncle ever wanted to do was fly. We made a text-to-text connection to Neil Armstrong who also wanted to fly as a young boy.
We had a visit today from Rohan's dad. He talked about recycling and the trash transfer station. The children seem to have a huge interest in trash. They had lots of questions and comments. You can go and tour the transfer station. The hours are:Visit without an appointment for a self-guided tour
Monday – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday – 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday – 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed
You might want to put this on your bucket list for the summer!
Thank-you to Surina's family and Michael's family for sending in games and play-doh for indoor recess. The kids were thrilled to have indoor recess and use them!
Have a nice weekend!