On Friday, we had a taste test. A dab of unsweetened cocoa mix for bitter, a jelly bean for sweet, one potato chip for salty, and a slice of lemon for sour. Most students preferred the sweet taste, 5 voted for salty as their favorite taste, and unlike my past classes, there were no votes for sour or bitter.
I couldn't resist taking a picture of their "sour faces" as they tasted the lemon. I think these two students won the best sour face contest.
We are learning to write lowercase letters. We learned that some letters are small: a, c, e, i, m, n, o, r, s, u, v, w, x, z. Some letters are tall: b, d, f, h, k, l, t. Some letters fall down: g, j, p, q, y. We are focusing on where to start our letters! Tall letters start at the top of your writing line, short and falling down letters start at the middle or dotted writing line. Starting this week, one student at a time will be taking home a name writing activity to practice uppercase and lowercase writing.
We have finished sorting and learning about diphthongs! For the past 3 weeks, we have been working on sorting and recognizing these sounds: ch, sh, th, and wh. We will now be working on l blends : bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, and sl.
In Math, we will continue to work on one more and one less, as not many students have mastered this skill. The students had a smooth and fantastic introduction to story problems and writing an addition sentence! I was so proud of them that I gave the class an impromptu popcorn party Friday after lunch.
Please click on the link to watch the story problem video. Story Problem