In Science we are studying plants and animals. Last week we learned about what tools scientists use to study the world around them. We practiced making observations using our five senses by taking a walk around the block to look for living and nonliving things in our neighborhood. We saw flowers, heard cicadas, and felt the wind blowing.
In math we played a fun game called "Shake and Make 5". We shook up counters and dumped them out to see how many were yellow and red. This is laying the foundation for when we formally learn about addition later in the school year by helping students to understand that numbers can be broken apart into groups.
It is important that students correctly form their numbers and letters. Proper formation makes it easier for children to move across the page easier as they write. Below is a song we use in class to remember how to form our numbers correctly.
In Superkids, the sequence in which the letters of the alphabet are taught is aligned with the way they are formed. For example, we will be learning curved letters "C, O, G" first as they are all formed using a similar motion and build off of one another.
Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would like any resources to reinforce number and letter formation at home!