In language we read a sweet book called The Kissing Hand. The story is about a little racoon who doesn't want to go to school because he is worried he will miss his Mommy too much. The Mommy racoon gives him a great idea---she kisses his little hand and tells him to press it softly against his cheek to remember her while he is at school. The little racoon loves his Mommy's idea and decides to kiss her too. He is able to happily join his friends at school. Your kids loved this book and definitely missed you all. They also made some kissing hand art of their own and shared their feelings about the first day of school.
In math, we learned how to work with one of our math resources, the pattern blocks. The students loved matching shapes together on the mats and felt proud when they completed their designs. Here are a few pictures of their time exploring with pattern blocks.
We had lots of fun on the playground and singing songs together. I look forward to the year ahead!