We all survived a whole day of instruction!
We have begun a new unit in math. We will be studying geometry. We will learn about plane and solid shapes, their attributes, and how some shapes go together to make new shapes. We started our day looking for shapes in subways around the world. Ask me to tell you about the shapes in the photographs.
In reading, we continued to work with the Five Finger Retell. We listened to the story The Biggest, Best Snowman, by Margery Cuyler. This is a great book because it has a great lesson for young children. Ask your child to use the Five Finger Retell to tell you about this story. I am including a video of the story and the Five Finger chart for reference.
As an introduction to Black History Month, we listened to the story Let Freedom Sing, by Vanessa Newton. This book uses the song, "This Little Light of Mine" as a way of illustrating what civil rights leaders did to make change in the United States. The book is just an introduction for us, and we will look closer at what these leaders did throughout the month. We were introduced to Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Greensboro Four, Ruby Bridges, President Lyndon Johnson, and President Barack Obama. We talked about how important it is that we not only learn about the history of that time in our country, but how we can let our light shine, and make change and stand up for others in a peaceful way.
Our lessons ran a little long, so we didn't get to our Art Workshop for our January Birthdays, so we will squeeze that in another day. We watched a short Pete the Cat video instead for our birthday celebration.
It felt good to teach without the distraction of snow and cold today! I'm going to savor the next few days with this warmer weather!
Have a nice evening!