The afternoon class's homework folders didn't get passed out, so they will get them tomorrow.
Today we started work in centers with a new concept of comparative subtraction. That is, comparing two sets of numbers and finding the difference between them. This is slightly different than the subtraction we generally think of where we have one set and just take some away. You can help your child work with this by having them play with any number of small objects. Ask them to split the objects into two groups, then line the two groups up side by side. Now compare the two and see how many more/less one group had than the other. Have them say aloud "The difference between five and eight is three." Verbalizing it while moving the objects and seeing it visually will help them internalize the concept.
I will be attending a conference tomorrow, so Patty will be the substitute.