Today we read a beautiful wordless picture book called A Circle of Friends, by Giora Carmi. This book is illustrated in brown ink with limited color. Ask me why the illustrator used color only on some parts of the illustration. We took intellectual risks as we studied the pictures to construct the story of a young boy, a sunflower muffin, a homeless man, a mother and father bird, and a baby bird. Ask me to tell you the story and why it is called A Circle of Friends.
I know your kinder is so excited to take you on a field trip to the Southwest United States to see some amazing landforms. Ask me to name a landform, and something that is not a landform. We took a quick trip to see some landforms, and learned about hoodoos, canyons and how landforms are created. I bet you won't watch this just once...
Tomorrow we are off to Hawaii. (Bathing suits, sunscreen, sunglasses and souvenir money are REALLY not necessary!)
In math, we began to learn about comparing weight and using balance scales. Today we learned about the balance scale, did some estimating, and even had a couple human balances.
Great day of learning today, and some really good thinking.
Have a nice evening!