We also talked about shades of meaning. We listened for words that told how the character was speaking. We found the words roared and cried that told us how the lion spoke. We found the words crawled and raced to tell how the mouse moved in the story.
In math, we practiced telling one less than a number to find a pattern of counting backwards. We also learned some new math games to use during math station time. We are working toward having this time each day to reinforce and enrich students in small groups and through games.
We started our day with a very interesting photograph. We studied the photograph and analyzed it to focus in on different parts of the photograph. We noticed the man on the horse and were able to infer that he loved his horse from the way he had his arms around his neck, and from the man's expression. And we aren't sure, but we think that horse just might be smiling! We talked about the setting as well, and used clues to infer where this photograph might have been taken. What do you think?
Enjoy this beautiful fall evening!