We had a great day! We were learning about people making choices in how they spend their money. We started our day by looking at this photo and thinking about what the story might be behind this scene. Interestingly, what I thought and what they thought were very different! They thought maybe the boy fell down or was playing. I guess based on my own personal battles with my mother over fancy shoes and dresses or sensible shoes and pants that my mom wanted me to have, I thought it showed a little boy throwing a fit over something he was not allowed to get at the store. Perspective!
We read a book together about choices we make with money. We talked about how people use money to buy what they need, what they want, they may save some money, and they may give money or use their money for gifts for friends and family or to give to charity. We will work more with this tomorrow, but the kids seemed to enjoy talking about money!
We worked with number bonds today. We looked at groups of items and found two ways to make a number bond that went with the group.
We visited Virginia on our reading journey across America. We visited Virginia today to learn about George Washington's home, Mount Vernon. This was a great introduction to learning about life in the past, which is what we study at the beginning of the third quarter in social studies. We read a quick silly book called George Washington's Cows, by David Small. This book shows some of the animals found at Mt. Vernon doing some very un-animal type activities at Mt. Vernon. Ask me to tell you what the cows, pigs and sheep did in the story.
The other story we read is called Where Was George Washington? This book, written by Carla Heymsfeld, is about Washington's cat looking for Washington. As he does so, we are shown different parts of Mt. Vernon estate and how life was very different 234 years ago. Ask me to tell you what I notice that was different from the way we live in our houses today.
Have a nice afternoon and evening!