We started our late opening day with a picture reveal of the bottom part of an penguin dad with an egg on his feet. I revealed just parts of the photograph and students talked about what they thought it was, and we thought of what else it could be. By looking at other parts of the photograph we were able to identify what was in the photograph. What looked like fur, icicles, the moon, and other ideas, turned out to be feathers of the penguin. We learned about penguins in two short videos. Ask me to tell you what I learned about penguin babies. We are starting a unit about the life cycle of animals and animal babies so this was a great introduction.
We worked with long and short i once again today. We read another poem called Icy and circled words with short i, and drew a line under words with long i. We also talked about the words in the poem, and the nuances in the definition of the words. We talked about what the words meant and acted it out as if we were playing charades.
Have a nice weekend!