So, aside from us getting to change our calendar card, what else was happening in General Delk's Army? Quite a bit actually.
In Reading we used If You Gave a Mouse a Cookie to work on our questioning skills.
For the sake of the lesson, the students turned themselves into whiny 2 year olds so they could practice asking one question: Why?
We read through the book once, many of the kids had already heard it from kindergarten, then we flipped to the back and read it backwards; all while asking the question "Why?" The entire lesson was a chorus of children asking "Why?" in their most whiny voice, then having to answer their questions with a "Because" statement. Today we were focusing on questions words and sequencing, but we will visit this book again later in the year to extend our understanding to Cause and Effect situations.
We started by looking at our schedule. I pointed out that our day has a certain order we follow, we follow recipes, directions to go somewhere, there are LOT of things that need order!
Today we taught someone how to do an activity most people take for granted; putting on chap stick.
My students, being oh so helpful, agreed to walk me though the process. One child told me that all I had to do was put it on my lips and it would make me beautiful! Oh happy day! As a mother of 3, I need something that is just that fast and easy! So, I put it on my lips.
Once we made our extensive list, we shrunk it to 8 simple steps, rewrote it, and illustrated it.
Thanks for all your help, Soldiers!
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