We revisited the Little Red Hen today. We reread the story from yesterday,
After finishing both stories, we made a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the two tales.
Now I bet you didn't know that butter can be made in a classroom by shaking whipping cream in an enclosed container for around 5 minutes. Well, I didn't know that until last year when I had my class make butter when we studied solids, liquids and gasses in science. Gotta love science experiments!
Shake it, Soldiers!!
The finished product. Yummy!
I had made some bread last night just for the occasion. It just wouldn't be right to eat butter with no bread. :)
In math (which we have in the beginning of the day) our lesson was on turning addition facts into subtraction facts. Students had to take an addition fact like 4+4=8 and turn it into subtraction 8-4=4. We learned in a PREVIOUS POST that when you subtract, the bigger number has to go first because you can't take a big number out of a small number. (We're in first grade, we aren't going to be dealing with negative numbers)
While we were doing a sample problem, one of my soldiers explained her reasoning so well, I had to get it on video. (I think it intimidated her a little, but you can still tell that she knows what she's talking about!)
Most impressive, Soldier!
From what I could tell, most of my students understood the addition to subtraction concept. I'll be able to tell more tomorrow when we have more practice.
I'm saving our science lesson until tomorrow when we'll have more to share. Here's a hint- it involves 2 new science songs! Yea!
Literacy center pictures: (not a lot today)
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