Just a quick note today to let you know we are doing some end of unit testing in math and checks on reading word wall words in reading. We learned a game today in math that some of the children got to play called Racing Bears, although we used dinosaurs. Racing Bears is played with one die and each player gets four dinosaurs and a path to ten. Then need to roll to get to ten. Then need an exact number to make ten, so they cannot break up the roll. This is giving them practice in figuring out how many more they need to make ten which is reinforcing the concept of part/part whole. Today we also wrote numbers to 120. I am checking to see they can do this without help, that the numbers they write are written correctly with numbers in the right place and no reversals, and that they are writing their numbers neatly so they can be read. The children did a really great job on this today. Some still have some work to do, but this is an end of the year goal, so I wanted to see what additional work children needed.
We checked in on the eagles several times today. We got so lucky and got to see Mr. President bring The First Lady a small fish. It was extra lucky it was a small fish because it's not a lot of fun to see the big fish eaten the first time, but it's part of nature and the children will be fine with it after some initial ewwwww's. Today they really didn't see much because The First Lady just ate it in a few bites. Both Mr. President and The First Lady have been taking turns on the nest brooding, getting up from time to time to roll the eggs over quickly and fluff up the grasses in the nest. Hopefully the eggs will hatch this week! The link to watch this beautiful birds is: http://www.dceaglecam.org/
Have a nice evening!