Christine (lead teacher of the Acorns): We found out, quite by chance, that Tuesday was Mr. Chuck’s birthday. We all made heartfelt birthday cards (this group doesn’t know how to do it any other way), and Mr. Chuck’s face was like opening night on Broadway when he received them. He was still glowing the following day when I saw him in the hallway. Your children made a real impact on him; I don’t know how many darlings he has in his life; I do know that he really likes yours.
Acorns Literacy: Mm was the letter of the week; we had a lot of fun with this because Mm is everywhere! We have so many M words that we ran out of paper! We read some silly nursery rhymes, and discerned a long A vowel sound from a short A sound. We wrote in our journals, describing our weekend activities, the artist Kandinsky and the Playground Reset. We read:
Acorns Math: This week we began exploring height, length, weight and capacity. We used many, many, many non-traditional units of measurement throughout the week. We did determine that whether using a traditional unit of measurement or not, the unit of measurement needed to be consistent; using our hands to measure the height of an object usually led to a desired outcome. We also figured out that it was easy to be fooled; that objects placed on top of other objects made it quite tricky to determine which was taller. The children noted that a log that was very long was also very heavy; so heavy, in fact, that they were unable to roll it into the creek, and they did try…over and over again! We also practiced various compositions of numerals 1-12, and worked to reinforce solid shapes knowledge. We read: