The Mighty Oaks used pastels to work in the style of artist Keith Haring, after reading:
Acorns Literacy: The Awesome Acorns focused on the letter Dd this week, which is a reliable letter when it is the beginning consonant of a word. We listened to Louis Armstrong sing his classic What A Wonderful World while looking at the book by the same title that is beautifully illustrated by Tim Hopgood; we then found all the many Dds in the lyrics to the song. We played alphabet upper/lower case matching games, and an Alphabet Match Up focusing on beginning sounds; what progress! We read What Do You Do With A Problem by Kobe Yamada, after which the children told each other about a problem they’d had while enjoying snack. Today we read The Best Part of Me by Wendy Ewald, and the children drew the best part of themselves in their journals. Early in the week we read Officer Buckle & Gloria by Peggy Rathman; afterwards Darling wrote her/his own safety tip. This book was read several times this week.
Acorns Math: This week we learned about weight and capacity. We used our knowledge to determine which vessel held more or less coffee beans; this was tricky because the taller vessel didn’t necessarily hold the most coffee beans. We read: