Today we visited Virginia on our Read Across America journey to learn about George Washington's home Mount Vernon. We read a book called Where Was George Washington. This book is narrated by George Washington's cat. The illustrations show what it would have been like to live at Mount Vernon. Ask me to tell you where the cat found George Washington!
We also read Knuffle Bunny Free, by Mo Willems. We talked about what a major event in a story is, and identified supporting details. This book is the third in a trilogy about Trixie and her favorite stuffed animal that somehow gets lost from time to time. This is the story of how Trixie decided it was time to give her friend away to someone who needed it more. Ask me to tell you about the story. Each child identified a major event in the story and wrote about it. We are working on writing more to support our answers from text.
We also talked about solid shapes today. The children know many solid shapes, so we talked about prisms. We looked at many different box shapes and found rectangular prisms, triangular prisms and even a octagonal prism. We also looked at cylinders, cones, spheres, semi-spheres, cubes and pyramids.
Have a nice evening!