Today we read a beautiful story called Come On, Rain! This story, by Karen Hesse, is about a little girl in the city who is very hot because it has not rained for three weeks. She tricks her mom into letting her put her bathing suit on. Ask me to tell you how she tricks her mom. We are learning about story elements, so we will be reading this story again and going deeper to understand the characters and why the setting is important. This story has many sensory details as well, which we will be talking about more this week.
In Writing Workshop today, we talked about zooming in on just a part of a story, a "seed" to tell instead of writing a huge "watermelon" story. The children are doing a good job using their stretchy snakes as tools to help them stretch out words to hear the sounds in the word, then using the alphabet strip to help them remember how to write the letters.
In Math today, we took a quick number check-up to see how students were doing writing their numbers. We also looked at some number books because we will be making a number book this week.
Have a nice evening!