We spent time today working with geometric shapes and solids. This group loves to create art. They used shape stencils to make pictures and designs during math stations. They also had the opportunity to use the geoboards, table block solids, Magnatiles, Geostix, and the pattern blocks to solve puzzles. We worked with shapes today and used math talk to describe and sort our shapes. We used regular and irregular shapes.
In reading, we worked with identifying key details in a text about pumpkins. We used the title to help us know what to listen for, and the photographs and labels to help remember key details. Ask me to tell you about how pumpkins grow.
For our Book a Day, we read a Read the U.S.A. book about a superhero from New Hampshire. The book is called Thank You, Sarah, by Laurie Halse Anderson. Her name was Sarah Hale and her super power was writing using a quill and ink. She wrote the nursery rhyme Mary Had a Little Lamb, but is credited with saving Thanksgiving. She was bold, brave, stubborn and smart. Ask me to tell you what she did that shows she was stubborn.
We met with our third grade Bear Buddies today. We listened to a story called Turkey Trouble, by Wendi Silvano. The story is about a turkey who disguises himself so he won't be dinner for Thanksgiving. Ask me to tell you what disguise works the best for the turkey. Then we worked with our Bear Buddy to create a turkey and a disguise. The children really had a good time and got to know their buddies better!
Have a great evening!