Big news! The eagles The Earth Conservation Corps monitors have an eaglet. I understand it hatched yesterday. We watched today and saw it being fed tiny bites of fish. The eaglet looks really good, and very good at eating. The second egg in the nest is pipping, so it's cracked now and we watched it wobbling around quite a bit. The other eaglet will probably come all the way out very soon. I feel like a traitor going to this site, but here's the address: http://www.eaglecam.org/ Liberty and Justice are very good parents, and we had a great time watching them feed their little baby. I haven't given up on the First Lady and Mr. President, but there is a lot of drama at their nest with a sub-adult coming to the nest and being run out by Mr. President and the First Lady.
We worked quite a bit this afternoon trying to find all the ways of decomposing numbers. We wrote number sentences to show what we found. The kids have figured out that when they find out 1 and 8 make 9, they can turn that around and 8 and 1 also make 9. We also worked on looking at a number sentence and finding out if it was true or false. So I wrote a sentence such as 5 = 3 + 3 and they would write T or F. If the sentence was false, they wrote how to change one number to make the sentence correct.
Have a nice evening!