We had a great half-day! We went outside to observe the weather using our senses. We had a great day for that because we had big, puffy clouds that were moving across the sky, the sun, and lots of wind. We were able to use our senses to observe, then we went inside and sketched what we noticed with three of our five senses. Ask me to tell you what I observed and which senses I used.
I added a short video to our ISFP section which is about the importance of sketching in learning. Be sure to check the website under ISFP to watch!
I was inspired to share a read aloud version of Mary Poppins, illustrated by Genevieve Godbout by based on the book by Dr. P.L Travers, not Disney. There were some parts that were different. After we listened to the book, we did a turn-and-talk and shared one part of the book that surprised us. The children then shared out with the whole group today telling what surprised their partner in the turn-and-talk. I was really impressed with how well they used their words, saying their partner's name and remembering what they said, and more importantly resisting the urge to just tell me what surprised them personally!
In math, we practiced writing numerals and counting to six. The content wasn't the important part of this lesson today. I chose this because some of the students are having trouble with worksheets. Sometimes they skip parts or don't follow the directions so we took time to go through and learn how to go back and check to see you did each part. We also worked with our sand timer to be sure we were working the whole time to finish in a good amount of time.
Have a great weekend!