There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie (day#2)
So the pictures I promised are at school–which I had to leave early today because I got my flu shot! 🙂 I will get them posted tomorrow (maybe–my assistant is out all day tomorrow! 😦 )
Today we choral read There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie and then I took pictures that I laminated many years ago that correspond to the images eaten in the story and the children helped me put them in order in a pocket chart. Then we told the story together using just the pictures in the chart. They did really well.
Tomorrow I will show the children the Little Old Lady props and tell the story using her. I’ll take pictures of that for sure!
I also worked on sketching out more ideas for my Math Work Stations. I think I have a pretty good handle on them already and have decided rather than overwhelm myself, I will change the stations out monthly and only worry about one topic at a time (or maybe two at a time–addition and subtraction could go together, and so could number writing and recognition). First up is graphing and when I get the details worked out, I will post them! 🙂 Maybe this weekend???
We also checked out our compost today, and turned it–it’s working well, all the original organic materials we put in have “disappeared” and we keep adding more! 🙂
Monday, we planted our milkweed plants and I have them in the green house growing away! I had to figure out a way to get a bulb in the greenhouse and figured that out, so they are happily getting toasty warm!
During our Math time today, we worked on patterns. I put out a variety of materials on the tables and the children made various patterns with them. I wrote patterns (ABAB, ABCCABCC, ABBCABBC, ABCABC, etc.) on cards and put them one at a time on my visual presenter. The children would work on a pattern and when I switched the card, they switched their pattern to match. It was very interesting to see what the children with the tiles came up with versus the pattern blocks and the unifix cubes and links. The up/down patterns were the most interesting.
See you tomorrow!