We started our day with a sneak peek of what we will be learning about in social studies. Ask me to tell you about this photograph.
We will be learning about landforms for the next couple weeks. Today we took a four minute field trip to the southwest and went on a beautiful journey over many different landforms that are found there. In this video, there are only a couple things that are human-made. Ask me to tell you about the landforms and what was human-made. Please enjoy this video with your child.
We really enjoyed the amazing slot canyons that we saw in this video. Here's Billy Blue Hair to tell you more about slot canyons.
In math, we talked about triangles. We made different types of triangles with popsicle sticks and Geo Stix. It was so interesting to watch the children with the Geo Stix. This manipulative is a set of plastic pieces with little buttons on them that snap into other pieces. They come in a variety of lengths, but each length is the same color. When the children began using them, they all made equilateral triangles, using the same color of stix for all three sides. It took a great deal of nudging and reassurance that triangles can look different, they just need to be a closed shape with three sides and three points, or vertices or angles. The children also need experience to understand that triangles are still triangles even if they are not sitting on their longest side. More experience working with shapes will help the children to understand what criteria is necessary for different shapes, but we sure had a great time today working with these materials.
In reading, we read The Little Red Hen again. We continued to work on adding an event to the ending. We did planning for this addition to the story together. We thought about the story elements of characters and setting, then came up with our own ideas for an additional event. The children worked on writing their new event.
Have a nice evening!