We started our day studying and analyzing these two paintings. We looked for details to help us understand the weather better. We had a very good discussion about the weather and the settings. Talking about the details in the paintings helps us to understand the paintings better, just as when we think about the details in our reading. Ask me to tell you about what I noticed that was the same and what was different in the paintings.
We read a book called Max the Brave, by Ed Vere. Ask me to retell the story.
We listened to identify a character and something we learned about them from the story. We drew and labeled a picture with the character and what we learned about them. Here's the book trailer for Max the Brave. Enjoy!
In math, we continued to work with ten frames. We showed different ways to represent different numbers on the ten frames.
We are working on listening and following directions. It's really important that students stop, look and listen so they are focused. Often they are impulsive and just want to start without listening to the directions. At this point in the year, they know they have to write their name on the paper, they know where the supplies are, and they are comfortable. The details of the task are now more important, and I am giving them more steps to do. They are learning to stop and think if they forget what to do. Since I give verbal directions and model, we can remind students to make a "movie in their head" to remember the directions. If they are still stuck, they can look around to see what others are doing, which may remind them of what they are to do. They can ask someone at their table to remind them of the directions. We will continue to go over these strategies so that children can become more independent and understand it's important for them to watch and listen.
I hope you have a great weekend! I hope to see you Monday