We had a great morning! We met with our Bear Buddies from Ms. Wang's class today. They helped the students log on and off of the Chromebooks and bookmarked a couple websites I wanted the children to use in math. It went really well and the kids had a great time. We will meet with Ms. Wang's class this year for special activities or just to get together and read or share writing. I have just a couple photos since I don't have permission from her parents to post their child's photo, but as you can see from these photos, the kids had a great time!
We missed World Peace Day yesterday, as well as Talk Like a Pirate Day the day before that, but I decided it was more important we talked about peace than talking like pirates all day. We analyzed this picture and made inferences based on the parts. With help in thinking about the dove being a symbol of peace, we thought Romero Britto wanted to encourage children to bring peace to our world as they grow up. We read Todd Parr's book, The Peace Book, and began a discussion of what we can do to be peacemakers. This is a topic we will revisit as we were short on time today. Here is the pop art picture we studied by Romero Britto.
I also shared the circular peace sign symbol with the children. We practiced making straight lines, slanted lines, and making a circle by pulling back and around in a counterclockwise motion. These are the lines we will use as we begin handwriting. The children had time to practice making peace sign symbols, and I'll send home the papers they did on Monday.
In math, we sorted collections and organized them so we could answer questions about the quantities. We know that when we line up like items to compare, it's easy to see the differences in each set.
Have a great weekend!