We had a great day today! Last week, the children earned their first ten bear bucks. I gave them a choice of rewards, and they wanted extra brain breaks. So today we had a few extra times to dance to Go Noodle. The children earn Bear Bucks primarily in the lunchroom, hallways, recess, or specials. In Art last week, they actually earned two, being the first class in the school to earn two in one class period. They did a great job listening, following directions, working the whole time, and being respectful. The first reward was for ten bear bucks, but it will take twenty for the next reward. They are off to a good start!
In science, we are beginning to talk about weather. We have studied two paintings during our morning openings. We looked for clues that told us what the weather was most likely in the paintings. The children are learning about analyzing, or looking at the parts and how they come together as a whole, so first they study the picture on their own. Next, they turn and talk with a partner. They are really doing a great job of using quiet voices and sticking to the topic. Then we turn and face the board and talk as a group about the picture. Here are the first two weather talks we have done. If you hover over the upper left hand corner of the pictures, you should get a pause button so you can talk about the pictures with your child. Ask me to tell you about what I noticed.
In math, we worked with number towers to five. Today we broke the towers into two parts to find hidden partners. So for five, the hidden partners are 2 and 3, and 4 and 1.
In reading we studied two poems, Mary Had a Little Lamb and Humpty Dumpty, and made an anchor chart about poems. Here's what we know:
We continue to work with rhyming words as well. We read There's a Bear on My Chair, by Ross Collins. We found a lot of words that rhyme with bear! Ask me to tell you about this silly story!
Each day we also read a book mostly for the enjoyment of good books. I have created a separate tab for these books, but am still catching up on those. Hopefully I can finish that tonight, but we read Horse Meets Dog, by Elliott Kalan. Dog thinks horse is just a really big dog, and Horse thinks Dog is just a really small horse. Ask me to tell you what happens in this silly story!
Have a nice evening!