Did you have a person that you looked up to as a good reader when you were younger? I remember when I was little, my mom used to do my grandmother’s hair and when she would sit under those big old dryers, she read a book to me. It was usually the same book- some Cabbage Patch Kid book that I never got tired of. I can remember not knowing how to read, but I would mimic her and how she read (her voice, the way she turned the pages, pointed to the words) when I would read by myself. Your children do this, too! I asked them who they think are good readers and what is it that they do that makes them good readers. They had a huge list! I wish I would have taken a photo of our chart to show you. We practiced doing what we have seen others do while we read independently. Here are some things that they said they noticed about how their parents read:
- you choose books on your level
- you read fluently
- you read with a storyteller voice
- you look at the pictures while you read
The list was way longer, but these are just a few of the things they notice when you read.
Today’s math lesson was all about how we can make the number 7 in different ways. We used tallies, drew pictures, wrote equations, showed coins and even wrote the wrote seven. When we have a Today’s Number lesson for our classroom routine, this is an example of the things we will do to represent a number. A way that you can practice at home is giving your child a number and having them come up with multiple equations that equal that number.
We are almost finished the Enormous Crocodile. Today, we got to hear what his clever tricks were to try and eat the children! Ask your child what clever tricks he came up with so far and how his plans were getting ruined!