We read The Three Billy Goats Gruff today. This folktale tells of three brother goats who are trying to cross a bridge to eat more sweet, green grass. We listened for words we didn't understand, or maybe have heard but were not quite sure of the meaning. We talked about the words rickety, damp, furious, and course. Today, your child is bringing home three cards to retell the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Ask me to tell you the beginning, middle and end of the story, as well as the problem and how it worked out.
In math we worked with story problems. We practiced representing them with equations and number bonds. We are paying close attention to be sure our number bonds match the story.
We visited Louisiana today. We read Petite Rouge, by Mike Artell. This story is a Cajun version of Little Red Riding Hood. The book is written with the Cajun dialect, so I did my best to read the book without tripping over my words! Ask me to tell you about the characters in the story.
We looked at collections of toys and tried to find how they all were related. We looked at toys that used imagination, technology, puzzles and building. We talked about how some of the toys were toys we play with now, some from long ago, and others were both. Then we read a great book called Doll-E 1.0 by Shandra McCloskey. The story is about a little girl who is all about technology. Her parents worry she is too into technology after seeing a report on television, so they buy her a doll and stroller. The little girl doesn't know what to do with it! Ask me to tell you what happens!
Have a nice evening!