Today we met with Mrs. Kanter to learn more about DeBug. DeBug is a strategy students can use to solve "kid size" problems. These problems are things that annoy others, not physically hurt others. This strategy has several steps to it. Your child will be bringing home a letter today, along with a little picture of DeBug with the problem solving steps on it.
The students practiced these steps with Mrs. Kanter, but we will spend time reviewing and reinforcing them when we see them. I will be handing out a little card to kids I see using DeBug. Hopefully I won't pass out too many because most likely there won't be much annoying, but today we had a perfect example of ignoring. Tomorrow I'll use that as an example and give out a DeBug sticker card.
Today we wrote an opinion about why the author wrote a story about rules. The children are beginning to be more confident in writing down the sounds they hear in words. They are doing a good job of learning to put spaces between words, use a period at the end of a sentence, and starting their sentence with a capital letter. These are difficult skills for beginning writers! There is so much they need to do! They have to think of what they are going to write, then remember those things that writers do, as well as stretch out words they don't know. It's important to look for what our beginning writers are doing well and build on that to help them become better writers as the year progresses.
In math, we acted out story problems. We didn't use equations, we listened to the language to find out what was happening and noticed if the group of actors was getting smaller or larger. The children had a great time with this!
Have a nice evening! It looks like it will be a beautiful fall evening!