We learned more about the water cycle today. We read a book called Water is Water, by Miranda Paul. This beautiful book has beautiful lyrical language that encourages the reader to guess what is coming next. The book goes beyond the basic water cycle, but instead illustrates many different forms we see water throughout the seasons.
In math, we looked at the greater than, less than and equal symbols. We used these symbols to compare collections as well as comparing numerals. This short video is a way to help children remember how the symbols work.
Learning to be part of a group involves managing your emotions appropriately. Sometimes when we get angry, making the right choice is hard, just as when we get too silly and carried away. We talk about our body like a car and how, at times, our motor runs too fast. We can learn to feel when our motor begins to run too fast and learn strategies to slow our motor down so we can make good choices. We read a book called Moody Cow Meditates, by Kerry Lee MacLean. In this story, Peter the Cow is having a bad day. Ask me to tell you some of the key details that show why Peter was having a bad day. Peter's grandfather helps him by making a meditation jar. They put water, glycerine, and glitter in a jar and watch as it settles to the bottom of the jar. Waiting for the glitter to settle gives Peter time to breathe deeply and settle down. We will come back to this book soon to talk more about mediating. I also shared some things to do while breathing deeply such as gently rubbing the temples, taking three fingers and lightly moving them up the inside of your arm, doing slow, gentle head rolls.
Have a nice evening!