Today we started talking about animals and their young babies. We thought about what animal parents do that human parents also do with their babies. We made a list. The words in blue we did before we studied some photographs of animal families, then we studied the photographs and added to our list. Here was what we thought of first: Ask me to tell you what I learned about what human and animal parents both do to take care of their babies.
Then we studied these photographs. We listened to the music You'll Be In My Heart as we looked at the photographs the first time. Unfortunately you will not be able to hear it because this site doesn't support the sound on the powerpoints. (It would make you cry anyway, so you're welcome.)
We read an information book about animal babies called Born in the Wild, by Lita Judge. Although this book does not look like an information book with photographs, a contents page or headings, the book has facts about how baby animals are cared for by their parents. We found that instead of headings, there were pages that told key facts followed by more information with examples.
In math, we worked wtih money. Although money is not in our curriculum, since we are doing so well with skip counting, we played with money a bit. There are a couple games on our homework page that are great practice for children in counting money. It's important they identify the coin and it's value. They are great at counting dimes and pennies. Sometimes they need a reminder to count on by ones when they get to the pennies. We talked about the importance of sorting the coins first and counting the coins with the largest value first. In math, we are also took time to review writing numerals. We need to be sure children are not mixing up the place value of numbers, so we will also be working on this over the next few days.
Have a nice evening!