In Math today, we learned how to do a new workplace. It is called Sea Creature Handfuls. It teaches us more about estimating. You take a handful (or two) of the sea creatures from the tub. Put them in a pile and estimate (or guess) how many you think there are. Then you color in the ten frames on the worksheet to show how many you estimated.
Next, using the counting mats, you count to find out exactly how many sea creatures you pulled out. Then you color in the ten frames to show how many sea creatures you had on the same worksheet.
In Social Studies, our unit this week is called "How Can I Be A Good Helper At School?" Miss Odeen read us the story "Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler" by Margery Cuyler. In this story, the kids think it is cool to be rude and impolite. Their teacher, Mrs. Ruler, convinces them that it is cooler to be kind.
After the story was done, we decided to write ways that we could be helpful. It could be at school, at home or in the community.
When we were finished writing, we each shared our ideas. Then we took a museum walk to admire everyone's pictures, too. We discovered that we are good helpers at school, home and in the community!