Today we read The Little Red Hen in reading. We talked about the beginning, middle and end of the story. We talked about the beginning of the story or what started the story, , the middle of the story where most of the action happens, and the end of the story that tells how it all worked out. As we practiced, what I noticed was typical in that the students had a difficult time thinking about what really started the story. Sometimes students have a difficult time going back to the very beginning of the story. Ask me to tell the story.
We are working through the writing process to write about what happened after the end of the story. We had a few very interesting ideas that the students brainstorming. We will continue to work on this throughout the week.
We also listened to another version of the Little Red Hen, but in this story the LIttle Red Hen makes a pizza. This version of the story, by Philomen Sturges, has a different ending than the traditional story. Ask me to tell you how this story ends!
We started a new unit in math. We will be learning about geometry for the next week and a half. Today we talked about flat shapes. We used words to precisely describe the shapes. We also looked at shapes that were closed and not closed.
We also finished up with our math testing from Unit 1.
In Health, we talked about feelings and how to manage them. We brainstormed feeling/emotion words. We often just hear a few, but as we brainstormed we came up with many more! Today we read the story Grumpy Goat, by Brett Helquist. This story is about a goat who had never had a friend. He never looked up, he just looked down and was mean to others. He was moved to Sunny Acres Farm, and his grumpy, mean behavior quickly led to the other animals staying away from him after trying to be friendly to him. But things change when the grumpy goat makes an unusual friend. The grumpy goat becomes friends with a dandelion. Ask me to tell you what happens and how things change again at Sunny Acres Farm.
Have a nice evening!