Our FAB’s for the week:
K.RL.2.3: Identify important elements of the text (e.g., characters, settings, or events).
K.NS.7: Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group.
K.NS.10: Separate sets of ten or fewer objects into equal groups.
We used the wooden connect 4 board in a couple different ways this morning.
Lulu and Addi played Connect 4, counting to see who was the first one to get four in a row of the same color. Lulu talked about patterns that she saw such as, “There’s two blacks and then one red right here!”
Miss Melinda and Jackson used the board in a different way. Miss Melinda put two or three rows of checkers, asking questions such as, “Which row has the most amount of checkers?” After discussing the terms most/least and more/less, Miss Melinda asked, “Are there two rows that are equal to one another?”
The term ‘equal to’ was discussed. Jackson said, “Oh. These two are equal because they’re the same!” (K.NS.7)
We continued this theme as we pulled out the trio blocks. Jackson built two tall towers and said, “These two are equal!” Addi built two side by side that were the same length as well. We introduced the equal sign as meaning exactly that; equal!
As we worked with the blocks, Addi and Jackson both built towers, comparing and contrasting the length of the towers they built. (K.NS.7)
Some of our friends helped us harvest vegetables that were ready in the garden.
In large group, we read ‘Tacky the Penguin’. We found it especially comical, often eliciting laughs from our friends. After we read the story, we talked about important things that make up the story such as the characters and setting. The characters were made up of a group of penguins as well as the hunters. We looked back in the story to help us with the names of all of the penguins.
When I asked what the setting was in the story, children weren’t too sure about what that exactly meant. I explained that the setting is where the story takes place; it could be many places! In this book, we found out that the setting was mainly outside with Jackson chipping it, “It looks like an iceberg!”
Finally, we talked about the problem; something that needs to be fixed in the story and sometimes it can be something bad. There were hunters in the story who tried to come and hunt the penguins. After we found out what the problem was, Maddie raised her hand and said, “But the penguins sang and the hunters ran away!”—we found our solution! (K.RL.2.3)
Addi used Maddie’s shirt as inspiration for her journal today!
Breakfast– English muffins with cream cheese and apples.
Lunch– Whole wheat pasta with butter and chicken, oranges, and cherry tomatoes/cauliflower.
PM snack– Whole milk yogurt with granola.
Wee Sprouts– Cauliflower.
Have a terrific evening.
Link to pictures: WF 9/26