This morning in preschool A we had a great time learning about plants. And how fitting that it fell on Earth Day. We talked about the parts of plants that we eat (a review) and then had oranges for snack time. I love having the preschoolers peel their own oranges. They feel so proud of themselves when they are successful.
At the end of the day we reviewed numeral 7 and introduced numeral 8 on the TouchMath app.
This afternoon we had a fantastic lesson about reading strategies. We talked about how we're really good at all the things that good readers do (look, point, listen, say sounds). Now we need strategies to help us when words are harder than the basic phonics we know. Each child now has a flip book of reading strategies in their baggy book to help them when they get stuck. If they ask you what a word is in their book turn the question back to them and ask what strategies they have used to try and figure it out.