In math, we continued to look at hidden partners in numbers. We learned about the addition symbol, the plus sign, and used it to tell about a number story. The children are eager to have the equal sign included in the stories, but that comes in a few more lessons! I am impressed with what the children know about numbers! We are continuing to practice counting using our math fingers! It's still tricky for some, but if they put their hands in a fist on the carpet or table, it will help them to be able to lift up the fingers to learn to count from left to right.
We had a fun time today reading some song books as we got drinks and used the restroom after recess. We read and sang Old Mikamba Had a Farm, by Rachel Isadora. Ask me to tell you what was different about this song from Old McDonald. We also read and sang The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk, by Kabir Sehgal, which is also different from The Wheels on the Bus many of us had heard before. Ask me to tell you what made this song different, too.
Then we read our Book a Day book, which also was a song. It's one of my favorites because it's written by John Lithgow, and I think he's not only a great actor, but a good writer for kids! We read and sang I Got Two Dogs. This is just a fun song with some really cute pictures. Here's John Lithgow singing about his two beloved pets. Enjoy!
Enjoy this beautiful almost-fall evening!