Today we learned about veterans and what Veterans Day is about. We talked about the different branches of the military and we looked at different war memorials in D.C. Most of the children did not know of any veterans, so you may want to tell them about someone in your family or a friend that you know who served or is on active duty now. We watched a short video that explained more about Veterans Day. Ask me to tell you what I learned about Veterans Day.
In reading, we are talking about beginning, middle and end of stories. The beginning of the story is where the story gets started. The middle of the story is typically the biggest part of the story where most of the action occurs. The end of the story is how it all worked out. We revisited an old favorite, Sally's Purple Socks, to identify events that happened in each part of the story.
We are practicing asking questions to find out more. We played What's in the Bag and asked who, what, where, when, why, how questions to determine what was in the bag. We will continue to play this game to get better at asking questions and being strategic in narrowing down the focus of our questions and guesses.
In math, we played Where's Teddy. This is a deductive reasoning game that helps students narrow down their guesses with clues as to whether the bear is hiding under a cup whose number is more or less than the number they guessed. Knowing whether the number is more or less puts some cups out of play, so we turned them over so the kids got a good visual of what number it could still be.
We collected data today to find out which Disney movie the students in our class liked the most. I found the data fascinating! I should share this data with Disney because it doesn't look good for the princesses. I'll point out I was the lone vote for Beauty and the Beast, however I sang a song from the Lion King and it got the most votes. Interesting.
I've noticed a lot more kids coming to school with shoes that tie. Please encourage your child to practice tying their shoes at home. We are having a lot of distractions with kids wanting their shoe to be tied in the middle of a lesson, or kids just playing with their shoelaces. I think there may be a shoe tying class at one of the local shoe stores!
Have a nice evening!