PLEASE REMEMBER..... We are going to the Flynn to see Pete the Cat on Tuesday! Please send in $8.50 with your child if you haven't already. As well as a cold lunch. Thank you.
This week in math class we practiced oral counting. Kids came up to the front of the room and became the counting leaders. We counted to 100 by 1's and by 10's. Then we counted backwards from 20 to 1 and we counted from 13-21, from 89-100 and from 60-80. After all that counting Beth showed the kids a cup that had "space rocks" in it. There were 8 space rocks and we made all the number sentences that we could think of about the number 8, like 5+3=8 and 7+1=8. We also introduced subtraction. We sang and acted out "Five Little Monkeys Jumping On the Bed" and we read about Pete the Cat and his disappearing cupcakes. Then we tried some subtraction on our white boards.
In Language Arts we continue with our rhyming pictures. Everyone gets a picture card, then they have to figure out which picture rhymes with their picture. ie: hop/mop, mouse/house, sun/run, slide/hide, cook/hook. Each student gets a chance to go to the front of the class and share their rhyming cards.
A few books we have read the past couple days......
In preparation for our field trip on Tuesday, we have been reading some of Pete the Cat books.
by Kimberly and James Dean
Kid Royal Reader....was based on the story of The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! by Mo Willems.
We have been working on our own Pigeon books. Today we started to share our books with the class. There was lots of detailed pictures and great writing. Many proud kids as they read their books out loud.
Connie - "Cool Grady! Where are you going in your row boat."
Grady - "We are going on a fishing trip."
Morning meeting chart....we have been revisiting all of our good manners. Talking about what makes a good friend. Being a good listener. Taking Turns. Being kind and nice. Being a helpful friend.