They happen all the time, but today this one stood out. When looking at our ten's frame and counting to the number of days we have been in school, Luca asked "why is there a 0 in our number 108?" Beth took this moment to discuss 1's, 10's and 100's. It's a big concept at this age, but when the question arises you take the opportunity to explain.
Earlier in the week we had a chance to each choose a book that we liked. We brought our book back to circle and told the class why we liked the book. Every chance we have had to read a book that the kids brought to us, we have been reading them. The kids may have liked the title, have read the book before or just liked the characters in the book they choose. Here are a few that they liked and we have read this week.
Berenstain Bears and the Double Dare
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
Berenstain Bears Down on the Farm
The clap game. We listen to the number of times that Beth claps her hands and then we have to write the number our white boards. It is hard to listen to all the claps. Serious concentration is required!
We also practiced more with number bonds. Listening to a story the kids have to put the unifix cubes where they should go on the number bond page.
We have been reading a lot! This week we got beginner reader books and are coloring in our pages. We will be taking home this book today to continue practicing our reading skills. It's a funny book all about Cats!
Coloring and painting
Building with Jenga blocks.
Narumi practicing reading her Cat book she just made.
Architects in the making.
The Zoo with Stella and Sedsel.
Willow and Ashlyn creating their shopping list.
Zoe and Ethan playing house