The students have been working hard on a math unit in measurement. They have been exploring how to measure the length of objects using non standard units like cubes, tiles and paper clips. They have learned about lining up the units with no gaps or overlaps. They have also worked on comparing lengths to find the longer, shorter, longest and shortest objects. They really enjoyed solving measurement riddles.
The students have been practicing letter sounds and building CVC words. When we practice vowel sounds we drag the sound out a little. We talk about vowels as sticky letters that pull other letters together to make words. When we practice consonants, we clip their sound quickly. Ask your child to show you how to do the sticky vowel sounds with their arms. Students have been using tile boards to build words.
Today the students and I read a book about a little mouse that worried about everything. We then discussed things the students worried about at home, on the playground and at school. Students then worked on a little project where they had to write about what the characters worried about and one thing they worried about in school. They then created these beautiful water color pictures to go with their work. They loved the painting aspect of this project. They were all so careful and thoughtful in their choices. I was so proud of all the hard work they put into this activity. We have some beautiful pieces of work for you to see when you come into our classroom.
On the second day of school the students got to know each other a little better. They walked around and interviewed each other, asking about siblings. Students collected that data in a graph that the class then looked at together for mathematical information. The students had a lot of fun. They LOVED graphs! YAY!!!!