This week was a lot of fun! Here are some of the cool things we did:
We learned the letter combination ng and v.
We read the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar for both ng and v and worked on sequencing skills and word recognition of the days of the week. They were able to make their own little story books to take home. I hope that they will practice retelling the story using these books.
We read another book called What is a triangle? And then we cre-ated our own triangle artwork. The kids were imaginative and created all sorts of different people, animals, and other things solely from triangles. I was very impressed with their creativity!
We continued to learn about probability, but this time using counters . The kids predicted which would be more likely and less likely before closing their eyes and choosing a counter. Then they graphed their responses and evaluated their predictions.
We made flower vases out of the letter V that have brightened up our room.
We began building the concepts of addition and growing numbers by playing the "growing train" game. We used connecting cubes and a dice to continue adding to our number until we arrived at 30. We also grouped our cubes by tens to reiterate counting by tens and that 30 is the same as 3 tens.
For our inquiry we talked about some different materials: wood, brick, stone, cement and concrete. We read a book that is called Houses and Homes, which showed different homes from all over the world. We were able to discuss what each home was made of and why people might use different materials in different places. We also talked about why people need homes. In the words of Myrrhin when asked why we need homes, "They give us shelter and keep us safe." Then the kids each described their own home and what it is made of and then drew a picture and wrote about their own homes.
The talent show was this Friday! We had two different groups of kids sign up to be in it. Eric Wang graced us with his piano playing and Myrrhin, Mac, Evelyn, and Ciara did their own little routine.
We explored weight using a balance. We placed different objects in one side and then used beans and connecting cubes to balance it out. We made predictions as to how many beans or connecting cubes it would take to balance and then we changed units and made other predictions.