We read about horseshoe crabs today. The students wrote about one key detail about the topic of the book. We learned about how horseshoe crabs are pushed ashore by the tides around Delaware in May and June. We also found out some of the horseshoe crabs are tagged, and all are counted if possible. Ask me to tell you about horseshoe crabs, which really aren't crabs at all!
In math, we reviewed the names of solid shapes. We are working to identify the differences between some of the shapes such as the rectangular prism and the cube, a pyramid and a triangular prism. Although those are not kindergarten indicators, because the students have learned the sphere, cube and cone so quickly, we are working with additional shapes. We are going back to decomposing numbers. Today we used two-sided beans to find the different ways to break seven into two parts. We put seven beans in a cup, shook it three times, and recorded whether the beans landed red-side up or white-side up. If we got the same combination more than once, we put a dot beside it on the grid. We found some combinations were harder to get than others. Ask me to tell you which combinations were the trickiest!
Have a nice evening! (NO SNOW, PLEASE!)