## The Food Project

This week we welcomed a local cookbook author, Linette Wright. She currently holds the title of "People's Choice Winner for Best Chili" in The Waters neighborhood. She taught us how she, her friends, and co-workers compiled their recipes into their very own cookbook. She gave us each a copy to keep along with our very own measuring cups! Thank you to Ms. Linette for taking time to visit us!

## Recipe Book

Mrs. Cobb, "Tell me about your favorite recipes that you might want to share."

Ava, "I want to share a recipe for macaroni and cheese!"

Amy Kate, "I love salad, but the green kind."

Ryan, "I like to make cheeseburgers."

Dexter, "I think spaghetti with meatballs."

## Author Study

This week we enjoyed reading many books written by Gene Zion. These books include:

Harry the Dirty Dog, No Roses for Harry, Harry by the Sea, and Harry and the Lady Next door. The children love to compare the different stories, talk about their favorites, and make up their own endings of these humorous tales. We used these stories to work on an important standard: "children will be able to compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories (K.RL.9)."

## Learners Teaching Learners

One of the core commitments of the Pike Road Way is that learners should be teaching other learners. Thank you to our second grade community and Mrs. Housley for inviting some of our learners to read some of their favorite books to your community. What a treat to Maddy to visit her cousin's room!

## Math Centers

We are continuing to work on our math standards:

* Understanding addition as putting together and subtraction as taking apart. Representing addition and subtraction with objects. (CC.K.OA.)

* Identify and describe shapes, two-dimensional and three- dimensional.(CC.K.G.3)

I've attached a great link for a short video to help with identifying three-dimensional shapes.

3D Shapes I Know (solid shapes song- including sphere, cylinder, cube, cone, and pyramid)