We began to learn about prefixes today. We know a prefix is a part of a word that comes at the beginning of the word. Prefixes help us know what words mean. Today we worked with "un" and "re." Ask me to tell you about prefixes.
Here are a couple of videos, and a bonus video, we watched that use prefixes in their story.
In math, two groups reviewed solid shapes and used blocks to trace their faces. We noticed the number of sides and shapes. We also found different sizes and different kinds of triangles. We drew faces on the faces we traced! Other students worked with tangrams and pattern blocks to solve puzzles.
In writing, we started talking about procedural writing. We will be writing books that tell how to make or do something.
Today I was watching the children during literacy stations and noticing how well they interact with each other. This group truly loves each other, and I am noticing how they are working with different children, not the same friends all the time.
We continue to check-in with the eagles at the National Arboretum. They still have snow in their nest, but both Mr. President and The First Lady have been diligent in keeping the eggs warm. We notice The First Lady often turning the eggs a little and fluffing up the grasses that are in the nest. We saw a short video that showed Mr. President in the nest with The First Lady and laying beside and little on her side during the storm. The eagles were covered in snow but seem to be doing well. I keep checking the Facebook page of the National Eagle Foundation to get any information that might lead me to think the eggs will not survive. I don't want the children to be disappointed if they do not hatch or survive, so I'm trying to stay on top of that to let them know what is going on with the eagles.
Enjoy the evening!