During our unit of inquiry into how we move, Lea started a personal inquiry project on how to improve her cartwheels. Since then, she has been working every day on getting her legs higher in the air and keeping her arms straight. Her hard work has paid off and Lea's cartwheels are now looking like an expert's! Well done Lea! You are very committed.
As a class, we read stories about the numbers one through 10. Through the stories we learned about symbols that represent the numbers and how to form the numbers. Lea loved these stories and wanted the review work to be included in her portfolio. She selected this piece because: "We got to draw what matched the numbers and we practiced the numbers. I did a good job of the number seven."
Lea has been working on identifying the numbers before and after a given number and forming numbers correctly in writing. Today she worked independently to fill in the missing numbers in sequences. This is an example of Lea's best work because she concentrated well, used the number line to support her thinking, and corrected some of her number reversals.
Lea worked with a small group to retell the Rapunzel story in two different ways. She thinks this is an example of her best work because: "I liked being Rapunzel and I did a good job of acting." Ms. Alison agreed that these activities are examples of Lea's best work because she supported her group in remembering details about the story as they rehearsed their dramatic performance.