Today we talked about wind. We thought about words we can use to describe how strong the wind is blowing. We studied pictures to match words to the wind in the picture. We used clues in the picture to pick our best guess of how strong the wind was in the picture. Ask me to tell you about these words and pictures.
In reading, we continued to read about what animals need to survive. We thought about the author's reasons and used the chapter headings to help us know the author's ideas. We read the text and identified the reasons the author used to support her ideas. Ask me to tell you what animals need to survive.
In math, we began working with measurement. We focused on using precise language to tell about the length of objects. We also talked about how important is to measurement accurately, so matching endpoints of objects when comparing two different objects.
We enjoyed a beautiful wordless picture book called Circle of Friends, by Giora Carmi. This is the story of a young boy who buys a sunflower muffin in a bakery, and after eating part of it, leaves it for a man who is homeless who is sleeping on a park bench. The man shares the muffin as well, and something beautiful happens. Ask me to tell you the story, and why the author/illustrator only used color on the most important part of the pictures. I have so many favorite books, but this one always makes me smile. Wordless picture books are such a wonderful way to encourage children to tell stories and to talk about the story. Studying the illustrations and making inferences is key to understanding these books. When I share a wordless book with students, we always look through the pages slowly without talking first, then go back and tell the story using book talk.
Have a nice evening!