Today we worked on analyzing a sentence. We listened to a dictated sentence, then wrote it on our white boards. The sentence had a couple word wall words we have worked with, and a couple unknown words. We looked at the parts of the sentence to see how a sentence starts, what the difference between a letter, word and whole sentence is, and how a sentence ends. We paid attention to the spaces between words since many of the students are still learning to do this.
We continued to study wind. We looked at pictures and vocabulary that describes wind. It's important the children learn that words can be used to describe something but have subtle differences. Ask me to tell you about the pictures and the words we used to describe them. What clues were in the pictures?
In math we worked more with subitizing. The children are doing a great job with recognizing familiar dot patterns as we would see on a die. Today we played a game that had unfamiliar dot patterns. We studied a couple and talked about how we figured out, without counting, how many dots were there. Tomorrow we will play the same game, but with different rules that will not only have students subitizing, but also strategizing so they can win the game.
I will have to send home Read to Me, Talk to Me books tomorrow. My order was incomplete, and I've just gotten the remainder of the books, so I'll be busy getting those ready to go home tomorrow.
Have a nice evening!