We had a great time in math today playing a game that was good for fine motor skills as well as counting, comparing length, and learning to be a good sport during games. We played The Great Link Race. Each table group sat in a circle and one at a time, linked links for a minute. After each round they counted the links and we updated a chart. We didn't have time to compare lengths, but we will be playing this game again and comparing the lengths of the links after each round. We also may make some changes to the game to practice counting higher numbers, so we may begin with 30 links or change the time for each round. We will talk about this as a group and see how we want to change our game.
In literacy stations today we added postcards. The children can write about a place they visited and draw a quick sketch on the front of the postcard. We don't want to spend time at school coloring the front of the postcard, so when the children come home they may want to color them then.
We read a VERY funny book called Read the Book, Lemmings! by Ame Dyckman. This book is about three lemmings who seem to only hear the word jump, and end up jumping overboard on a boat, with a fox having to save them each time. We talked about the different kinds of texts we read, and why it is so important to really listen closely and read to understand instead of just hearing a part of something and thinking we know all about it. We talked about thinking deeper and going back to the text. Ask me to tell you about this book and what ditto means!
Have a nice evening!