Today we studied a painting to see how humans have changed the land. We studied the picture Across the Continent, by Currier & Ives. Ask me to tell you two ways humans changed the land.
We read a classic today by Virginia Lee Burton called The Little House. This story shows how humans changed the land around the little house. The little house is happy in the country, but humans change the land and a city grows up around the little house. Ask me to tell you three ways the humans changed the land in the story.
In math today, most of the students worked with a spatial relations problem using Cuisennaire Rods. The children had to cover a giraffe with one set of rods. There are several ways to solve the problem, so we will continue to work with this problem next week. One important lesson today was learned, and that is to try things in different ways and to not give up. As the students work more with the rods, they will become more aware of how they can swap pieces to find other combinations that may work to fill a space.
Have a nice weekend!