We read a beautiful book called Thank You, Omu, by Oge Mora. The author wrote this book about her Nigerian grandma who always invited those who stopped by to have dinner. Omu, in Nigerian, means queen, but to the author, she was grandma. As we read this story, we listened for words we hadn't heard before, and stopped to use the illustrations and context clues to figure out what the new word means. We thought about the words scrumptious, scent, wafted and stew. In the story, Omu shares her thick, red stew with all those who stop by after smelling it as it wafted out her window. At the end of the story, it is time for Omu to have dinner, but there is no stew left. But there is another knock at the door...Ask me about what happens at the end of the story.
We learned how to write thank=you notes today. We know we need to write who we are writing to, a good message in the middle that tells our purpose for writing, and to write who the note is from at the bottom of our note. We wrote a thank-you note to someone in our family, a friend, or someone at school to thank them for something they have done for us.
In math, we continued to work with decomposition. We used our fingers to show different ways to decompose 3, 4, 5 and 6.
We have finished most of our testing and are looking forward to sharing our timelines on Friday.
Have a nice evening!