Why do birds have beaks? Why are beaks different? Just before vacation we did an investigation to determine the relationship between the shape of different bird beaks and the food each bird eats. Using bent straws to represent “pointy beaks” and small cups to represent “duck beaks” your children tried to gather food. Then a challenge was thrown in - - what if your food was mixed in among “rocks”, how could you gather enough food to survive? What beak works best in this situation? This was such a fun exploration!
This week with our Wonders program we will focus on the Essential Question: How do animals survive in nature? We have loved discussing, reading, and writing about animals over the last several weeks. We will continue seeking out information on how animals get what they need to survive in the wild with a Mystery Science exploration. Why are polar bears white? What is camouflage and how is it important? A fun filled week ahead!
Our phonics focus is the Long Vowel Oo spelling patterns of: o, oa, oe, ow. Our spelling words are:
low, boat, no, row oat, toe
Sight Words: over, more - - with exposure to: find, food, start, warm
Just before vacation we practiced working with fact family “triangles”. Fact triangles are an amazing tool to help us to understand the relationship between addition and subtraction. We will work more with these fact family triangles this week. Be on the lookout for triangles to be coming home on Tuesday - - these provide great practice opportunities for your child.
We will be heading to the Book Fair on Tuesday morning. Information about the Book Fair went home right before vacation. We will be heading to the Library for the Read-A-Thon on Thursday.