Wednesdays there is a class in my room after school, so sometimes I'm so distracted I may not be able to blog. I dumped my blog yesterday accidentally! So just a quick note on yesterday, we read a really great book called Grumpy Goat, by Brett Helquist. This is the story of a goat who had never had a friend. He kept his head down, scared off friends, and made a mess on the farm. Then one day, when walking up the hill, he noticed a dandelion. Ask me to tell you what happened and how the goat changed. This is a really great book because it touches on mindfulness, making and keeping friends, and even the life cycle of a dandelion.
Today we had a busy morning practicing word wall words and working with short e. We read a poem and practiced the "Chunky Monkey" strategy. We found tricky words in the poem, and looked for parts we knew. We broke the word into chunks so we could read it. This is just one of the strategies we can use when we don't recognize a word "just like that!"
In math, we started talking about solid shapes. We talked about cylinders, cones, spheres, pyramids, cubes and rectangular prisms. We began to talk about the shape and number of faces on the shapes.
We have a few Read to Me, Talk to Me books that have not been returned. If your child isn't bringing home a book, it's because they still have one at home. Please help your child look for their book and the big reading bag it was sent home in so they can get another book.
Have a nice evening!