We started off Monday with our weekend journals. We have been working on labeling our pictures, so we practiced by labeling Miss Duckman!
We then read the book Not a Stick by Antoniette Portis. It is about using your imagination to turn a stick into something else. We measured our paper with unifix cubes to see how big of a stick we could fit on it. We took those unifix cube rods outside to get a stick the same size. We discovered that if the stick was too long, we could break it to fit. We then turned our sticks into something creative!
We also explored dominoes in math for the first time. We talked about the number 1, identified it, and free explored the dominoes.
We then did our leaf/fall themed centers again. We used our sorted leaves to think about the different colors, and then students mixed paint to create their own fall color. The students also played a new math game called "Clockonimoes", where the students need to count and add the pips on the domino, and then place it on the right number on the clock. They did GREAT with this! We also read Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Elhert, and discussed the changes and life cycle of a leaf/tree. We talked about the many changes it goes through (the tree growing, the leaves growing, changing colors, falling, and then dying).
We then played Clockonimoes again, and counted and sorted dominoes as a whole class on our rug. The students are getting really good at adding the two sides together as well as practicing their one-to-one correspondence.
Next week... pumpkins!