I missed my Monday readers last week because of the snow day, but we were happily reunited yesterday. Last Thursday, I sent home From Cocoa Bean to Chocolate, another non-fiction book. We talked about how chocolate is made and examined the steps from cocoa pod to finished product. I may have advised the children that it wouldn’t be outside reason to say that eating chocolate was part of their homework. Trying the product helps you appreciate the process, right? We will be tasting some chocolate when we return from break to take our appreciation even further. In the meantime, they brought home a sheet of questions about the book to do as homework.
Thank you so much for helping your kids with their homework. Please try to make sure homework is completed in pencil (it makes it easier to read, and easier to correct mistakes).
This week, we spent our class time playing What’s Gnu? Some kids were familiar with this game and even had it at home, but most were not. The game requires players to make three-letter words — each player starts with a number of cards that each have two blank letter slots and one letter filled in. The players then use the slider to reveal two more letters and determine if those letters can be used on any of their cards to make a word. The game was challenging for most of the kids. The kids are just beginning to write words on their own, and constructing words with letters out of order was more difficult than they thought it would be.
There is no homework over winter break. Enjoy yourselves and your time together!