We had our first lesson in math on geometry, and we learned all about two and dimensional shapes. We discussed the difference between the rectangle I drew on the board and a rectangular prism I was holding. I handed each student a block and then, we described them and made a list on the board of things we noticed. Students had time to explore the various shapes, count the faces (the flat parts of the blocks), and then head back to their seats to try and draw the blocks. I was so impressed by how great the did at drawing these! They all made sure that they drew the faces of the blocks that they could see and made sure they put the correct number of points.
Our scholastic book order came in so if you ordered books for your child, they were sent home today. I ordered some really cool new books for our classroom, too and had to read one of them. Ask your child to tell you the story about the goat and the unicorn. Great little message!
VOLUNTEER request: I could really use some help leveling my classroom library. I have many books that need to have the levels written on the book so the kids can choose the correct books for their book boxes. All you would have to do is type in the title of the book on this website and then write the letter level on the book. If anyone can help with that, I would be SO appreciative!!! And give you coffee while you work. Just let me know!