Today we went to an assembly about the Montgomery County Public Library. The children were shown some things they can access at home with a library card. Each child will be getting a library card tomorrow. Be sure to look for it in their backpack. They are so excited!
We studied these cuties this morning. Ask me to tell you what I noticed and what parts insects have that you can see in the photographs.
We learned about the life cycle of a butterly and learned a song that named each part of the cycle. We drew a diagram that showed the life cycle and labeled the parts and wrote a title for the diagram.
We used hand lenses today to study our mealworms up close. We looked at the mealworms that are in the larva stage as well as some who are in the pupa stage. We fed them leftover carrots from Sera's lunch. Thanks for that, they seemed to enjoy them. What we wanted to see was the mealworms moving toward the carrots so we could easily see which end was the head and which end was the tail. We also saw, with the hand lens, the mealworms open their mouths.
A hand lens is a great science tool that the students love to use. While waiting for their turn to study the mealworms, they used a hand lens to study other things in the room.
In math, we worked with word problems. We read simple problems and determined if they were an addition problem, joining together, or a subtraction or taking apart problem. We practiced drawing a picture to solve the problem, using a ten frame, using a number line, and writing a number sentence. I added a math game to our homework website to practice story problems more.
I have forgotten to pass out the Read to Me, Talk to Me books again today. I'll try and remember tomorrow and you can keep them until Tuesday, January 24.
Have a nice evening!
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