Today we talked about how external features help animals to survive. We studied this photograph and noticed how the external features helped this amazing eagle catch a fish. Ask me to tell you about what I noticed.
Later in the day, we worked with a partner and studied cards with photographs of animals and simple facts on the back. Each pair picked an important external feature and thought about how it might help the animal, and came up with one thing we wondered about the animal. We shared our photos and ideas with our class.
We also talked more about wants and needs. We read a story called Lily Learns About Wants and Needs. In the story, Lily continues to ask her father to buy things for her, but her father tells her they are not buying things they don't need right now. He helps Lily think about what what she already has and what she could do instead to meet her needs. We talked about how sometimes families need money for things the children may no realize cost money like electricity and services like visiting the dentist. Then we read a beautiful story called The Rag Coat, by Lauren Mills. This story is about a little girl who lives in Appalachia a long time ago. Her father was a miner who was very sick and didn't work all the time, then passed away. She was not able to go to school because she had to stay at home and help with her younger siblings while her mom tried to sew to make money for the family. The little girl also did not have a coat so she was unable to go to school when her siblings were a little older. Ask me to tell you how the little girl got a coat, and what made the coat so special.
Have a nice evening!