Reading is to the mind
what exercise is to the body.
We know that our bodies need exercise to stay strong, healthy and flexible. Our minds need to be exercised too and reading helps with this. When we read stories or look up information in books, we are using our brains which helps keep them active and switched on!
We've been learning some maths games to play with partners. They are helping us practise basic maths facts and they're also fun! Some we play with counters and dice and some we need playing cards for.
Our Daily 5 sessions are going really well! We have our Read to Self stamina up to sixteen minutes, which is great for only our third day. Mrs G is so impressed and pleased with us! We are working very hard at remembering all the things we need to do, such as:
- Being quiet so everyone can concentrate
- Getting started straight away
- Eyes on the book
- Staying in one spot
- Reading the whole time
- Real reading, not fake reading
We are great at staying focused and not letting interruptions from visitors to the classroom distract us. We just keep on reading!
Next week, as part of our health programme, we start Monday Munchies. We get to try a healthy food, like a fruit or a vegetable each week. Today, we created fruit and vegetable faces to decorate the covers of our scrap books.
Love from The Smarties and Mrs G