Today we began talking about opposites. The children immediately knew what we would be learning about from our Picture Talk. I need to be trickier, but the storm troopers were well received.
We read a poem about opposites. We did a choral reading of the poem with half the class reading one part, the other half the other part, and some parts together. We will read it again tomorrow and I will send it home. The children really enjoy choral reading.
We have been practicing skip counting. The children are doing a great job with counting by 10's to 100, so we are working on counting by 5's to 100, and 2's to 30. Ask me to show you how we exercise and practice skip counting. We also practiced writing the numbers as we skip counted. We are still working on some reverals, so we will continue to work with writing the numerals. Some of the children who have all the skip counting are beginning to work with money. They are working to identify and sort the coins. I will be pulling them in a group to work on counting money. Although this does not show up in the curriculum until second grade, some of the children will be doing it for acceleration since it fits nicely with skip counting.
Don't forget our Spirit Days this week.
Wednesday is College Day
Thursday is Favorite Holiday
Friday Pajama Day
If you family is traveling early for the holidays, please let us know if your child will miss school. You can e-mail Mrs. Vincenty at Marie_M_Vincenty@mcpsmd.org and copy me on the e-mail. That will save a phone call home to you!
Have a nice evening!