We wrapped up Unit 1 in our Benchmark Reading today. The kids took a unit test today. It was just ten questions, and the kids did a good job taking the test. They get to spread out all over the room, and some get to use offices! They are really just dividers, but the kids love it. Overall, the class did well in most areas. The area that caused more kids trouble than any other was listening to the story and answering questions. This is an area you can work on when reading to your child. Ask simple questions about the beginning, middle and end of the story. Tomorrow I start sending home Read to Me, Talk to Me books, and there will be questions at the back of the book that you can talk to with your child.
The kids had a great time in math today. We used our connecting unix cubes, cuisenaire rods and stacking caps to put in order, counting on one for each step. The children really enjoyed using the cuisenaire rods. A virtual cuisenaire rod work area is in our homework tab on our website. It is also on our Google Classroom. The kids can go onto this site and put the rods in order going up and down. They can also compare rods to find out the difference between two rods. And of course, they can use the rods to just make some pictures!
Our Book a Day read aloud was called Stumpkin, by Lucy Ruth Cummins. This book tells the story of pumpkins who are being bought to be made into jack o'lanterns. Here is a link to the publishers page. Near the top of the page, on the left, you can see the first few pages of the book. Ask me to tell you about what is happening, and how the story ends.
Enjoy your evening!