We started our day by studying this city made of shapes! Ask me to name the solid and plane shapes I see.
We read a sweet story called Wag, by Patrick McDonnell, about a dog and his happy, wagging tail. Throughout the story, the narrator asks why Earl's tail is wagging. Ask me to tell you what some of the things are that makes Earl's tail wag, and what his wagging tail means. We wrote about what makes us wag! The children got their ideas down on paper. They wrote and drew a picture to go with their words. We are working to be sure we are starting sentences with capital letters, putting spaces between words, and using punctuation marks at the end of sentences. The children have also been working hard to really stretch out words to hear all the sounds in the words as they write. They got their ideas down and made beautiful illustrations to go with their words. We will be working to fix up their writing by working together to correct some of the mistakes to make their message readable.
In math today, we studied artwork by Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Henri Matisse and discovered how these artists used shapes to create pictures and designs. We were inspired by their art and used stencils to sketch our own designs and pictures. We will be adding crayon and watercolor paint to our pictures to complete them. The children love using shape stencils!
We read a beautiful story during our Book a Day time today called Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed, by Emily Pearson. This story is about a little girl who picks blueberries and leaves them at her neighbors door as a surprise. Her neighbor makes blueberry muffins and shares them with five people she thinks may have left the blueberries for her. Her happiness is shared and passed on throughout the book as others do kind deeds for other people until this kindness has been passed along around the world. The main idea of the story is that one good deed can change the world, or at the very least make someone's day a little better. We used what we know about words to define deed and extraordinary. Ask me to tell you what ordinary and extraordinary mean.
Have a nice evening!