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Wednesday: What Makes Me Scared?

Sep 11, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.  Thomas put the number on the calendar and discussed the weather.  He reviewed the color, shape and Sign Language words.  

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the children learned about what makes them happy.  Today  the children told us what makes them feel scared?  

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed: What does your face look like when you are scared?  We placed the Matching Cards  face down on the floor and mixed them up.  We had each child come up one at a time  and choose a card.  They then mimicked the facial expression on the card. They used words to describe the emotion.  The children then had to find the matching picture.

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  Who helps you when you feel scared?  We looked at the Participation Story and discussed the title.  The children predicted what they thought the story would be about.  We read the story and followed the suggestions so that the children were involved in this story.  We then had discussion questions to check for comprehension.

Science: Discussed:  Would you be scared to drink dirty water?  We discussed the look of the clean, clear drinking water. We then had one child put the flower in the water.  Explained that all living things, like plants and flowers, need clean water to grow.  We added drops of food coloring to the other cup and discussed the look of that water.  We then placed the other flower in the dyed water.  Dirty water is scary because it can make you sick if you drink it.  We encouraged the children to watch the flowers throughout the day and see what changes occur.

Physical Development: What scares you?  We looked at the Scared Silly cutting sheet.  They will work on this in afternoon centers.

Show and Tell:  The children were to all bring something that they are scared of.  They came up one at a time  to show us their picture or item. They told us why they were scared of that object.

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Outside Play Center 2: Discovery Cutting Sheet- The children cut out their cards.  They then drew a picture of what he (or someone else) does to make himself feel better when he is scared.  They fringe cut the hair on the Scared Silly head.  They then made a pocket to hold the cards to remind him/her not to be scared.  Center 3:  Peek-a-Boo Surprise Art- The children finished this project.  They added eyes and a straw to the bunny head.  They then added grass to their cups that they painted.  They put the straw in the hole in the cup to play peek-a-boo. 

 

Tuesday: What Makes Me Happy?

Sep 10, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.  Thomas put the number on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  He reviewed the Sign language word “more”, color “green” and shape “circle”.  

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the children learned about grandparents.  Today the children told us what makes them feel happy.  

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed:  What makes you laugh?  We looked at the foam shapes and the children told me the shape.  We discussed how we could use them to make us laugh.    We used the Shape Design Mat  and each child came up one at a time to pick the correct size of circle and match it on the Design Mat patterns.  We looked at the pictures on the Design mat that the circles made and discussed the ones that made us laugh.  

Social and Emotiona Development:  Discussed:  What activities make you feel happy?  We looked at the My Little Journals and discussed what we would be doing in afternoon centers.  I traced Thomas’s hand and then colored it green.  We then made a happy face on the hand.  

Creative Development: Discussed:  How do you know if someone is happy or sad?  We looked at children in the room and discussed what they were feeling.  Maggie was sad because Carter was taking her toy.  Stephenye was laughing because she was playing with Harper.  The children then showed me the different expressions on their faces: happy, sad, mad, surprised.  We looked at the Mirror Art they will be doing in afternoon centers.

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  What makes you happy at school?  Home?  Outside? We learned some new Spanish words today.  We looked at the pictures and practiced saying the new words.  We played a game with them to practice them.  Words:  Boy-nino (nee-nyo); Grandma-abuela (ah-boo-ay-la); school-escuela (es-co-ay-la); dog-perro (per’-ro)

Show and Tell:  Each child brought in an item that makes them Happy.  They came up one at a time and told us about their item and then told us why it makes them happy.  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Outside Play  Center 2: My Little Journal- the children traced one of their hands on the green page.  They then colored their hand green and made a happy face on it.    Center 3: Mirror of Feelings Art-  The children made a mirror using the mirror pattern.  They used glitter to decorate their mirror.  They then looked in the mirror to make the same feelings face that they had on the cards. 

 

Monday: Grandma & Grandpa

Sep 9, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form. Thomas is the new calendar and meteorologist boy for this week.  He added the numbers on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  We reviewed the circle and color green.  

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what we learned about Dad.  Today the children told me what they call their grandparents? We discussed what grandparents are and looked at pictures of grandparents.  

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  Do your grandparents have any pets?  We looked at the I Can Write sheet and discussed the animals on there that could be pets.  I showed the children how to trace the lines to go to the connecting object.  We then practiced writing our Capital and Lowercase Mm.  The children came up one at a time to practice writing the Mm on the lined paper.  They will work on this in afternoon centers. 

Social and Emotional Development:  Discussed:  What foods do you like to eat with your grandma and grandpa?  We learned the sign for “more”. More-  hold thumb and fingers together, palms facing in.  Move hands together and apart.  We practiced using the sing when we asked for more of things.  At lunch the children were to ask for, “more food” by using the sign.  

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed:  What do you see at your grandparent’s home that is circular?  We looked at the foam shapes and recalled the shapes name.  The children told me what they think of that is circular.  We then acted out the rhyme together: ” These are Grandma’s glasses, This is grandpa’s hat.  This is the way they fold their arms.  Just like that!’

Social Studies:  Discussed:  What do your grandparents look like?  We looked at our domino cards and discussed the different family members.  I laid them all face up on the floor and picked one card to start with. Invited a child to find a domino with an illustration that matches one side of the one that was laid down.  We took turns with each child adding to our Dominoes making a path.  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Outside play Center 2: I Can Write sheet-  The children will trace the lines.  They will then practice making their capital and lowercase letter Mm.    Center 3:  Peek-a-boo Art- The children will start this project today by painting the cups. We then have to let them dry. 

 

Friday: Dad

Sep 6, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.  Gretchen put up the number on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  Reviewed the color and shape.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what we learned about Mom.  Today the children told us what they like to do with dad.  They also tried to tell us what their dad’s name is?  We had a couple children that didn’t know their dad’s name .  Samuel said that his daddy’s name is “Honey!”  Bo said that daddy’s name is “Daddy!”

Creative Development:  Discussed:  What clothes do you wear that your dad also wears?  We looked at the Dad Art that they created in afternoon centers yesterday. 

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  What books do you read with your dad?  Discussed:  What books do you read with your dad?  We looked at the Book of the Month and discussed the concepts of print: front cover, back cover, title, title page, author, illustrator.  We read the book, “My Dad the Tuk Tuk Driver”.  We discussed the story while we read.  The children answered questions after the story to check for comprehension.  

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed:  What do you do to help your dad?  The children had a pile of rocks.  We pretended they were apple seeds.  I placed the apple counting cards face down on the floor.  One child at a time came up to pick a card and count the apples on the card. They then counted out the matching number of rocks.  We then discussed what the total rocks and apples were by counting them all together.  

Science:  Discussed:  What is your favorite type of weather for playing outside? We had the weather sticks on the floor picture side down.  We invited a child to come up and pick a weather stick.  They named the type of weather on it and discussed something they could do outside in that weather with their dad.  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Outside Play

 

Thursday: Mom

Sep 5, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.  Gretchen put the number on the calendar and discussed the weather.  She found the day of the week in Spanish and reviewed the color and shape.  

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the children learned about Brothers and Sisters.  Today the children discussed how their mom shows love.  

Mathematics and Reasoning:   Discussed:  What part of your body looks like your mom’s? We looked at the Hands-on Number 1 and the children identified that number.  We then counted to one in English and Spanish.  We discussed how our features often resemble a relative’s.  We then counted all the body parts that we have ONE of.   We then found the body parts we have 2 of.   

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  What letter sound do you hear at the beginning of the word “mom?”  What other words do you know that begin with the /m/ sound?   We discussed words that begin with the letter M.  I then wrote “mom” on the wipe off board and we discussed where the m’s are in that word.  I showed the children how to write the letter Mm on the wipe off board. Each child came up one at a time to practice writing the capital and lowercase M.   

Physical Development: Discussed:  What is your favorite food that your mom makes?  We talked about foods that begin with the letter M.  We then went through the dictionary to find more words that began with the M.

Social and Emotional Development:  Discussed:  How do you help your mom around your house?  I then took newspaper and wadded lots of pieces up and threw them all over the floor. We discussed how sometimes we all make messes.  We discussed the mess Miss Kim made.  The children told me how we could clean up the mess.  They all were little helpers and helped clean the paper up and take it to the recycle bin. 

Show and Tell:  Each child brought in 1 item.  They came up one at a time to show their item and count it.  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Outside play Center 2: My Little Journal- The children will go to the M page and practice writing their capital and lowercase Mm.  They will then draw a big M leave a space and little m on the top of the page.  They will paint their fist on the pinky side and stamp that in between the two M’s.  We will discuss how this spells Mom.    Center 3:  Dress up Daddy Art-  The children will be making their dads. They will decorate the different parts and then glue them together to dress Dad.  

 

Tuesday: Brothers & Sisters

Sep 4, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.  Gretchen put the number on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  She reviewed the color Green and Circle shape.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the children learned yesterday about family trees.  Today the children discussed brothers and sisters and how they are different or alike.

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  What do you do with your sister or brother? (If they don’t have a sibling we discussed what they would do with a friend).  We looked at the Rhyme Poster.  The children discussed the picture and told what they thought happened.  Ms. Becca read the rhyme slowly as she tapped the words in the poem.  The children marched around the room the second time we read the poem while reciting it.  They then acted out the poem, Jack and Jill.  

Creative Development: Discussed:  How do you help your sister or brother?  They recited the rhyme while looking at the afternoon center that they will be doing.  They discussed blue and yellow paint and predicted what they thought would happen when they mixed the two colors together.  We pretended Jack was blue and Jill was yellow and they were tumbling down the hill mixing the two colors together to make green. 

Science: Discussed:  How many people are in your family?  Are they older or younger than you? The children looked at the theme poster and discussed what they saw happening.  We picked the children sitting the best to come up one at a time and pick a Look and Find Glass then find that matching picture and follow the directions on it.  Look and Find Glass 1:  Grandma and Grandpa-Look and find a grandparent.  What is above the grandparent?  What do you like to do with your grandparents?  Look and Find Glass 2-Look and find a dog.  What sounds does a dog make?  What other animals are on the poster?  Look and Find Glass 3-  Look and find a dad.  What is the same color as his pants in the poster?  What do you like to do with your dad?  Look and Find Glass 4-  Look and find a cat.  What else has a tail on the poster?  What sounds do cats make?

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed:  What jobs do you and your brother or sister do at home?  They looked at the two pails and brainstormed how they could use the pails.  We then made a pile of the foam shapes and pretended it was a hill.  The children came up one at a time to sort the foam shapes by color into the pail with the matching color ribbon.  Discussed:  Which shapes fit easily in the pail?  Which shapes were too big for the pail?  How many of each color fit in each pail?  Discussed other ways that we could sort the foam shapes.

Show and Tell:  Each child brought in an item that began with the letter “M”.  They came up to show their item one at a time and discuss what they brought.  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1: Outside play  Center 2: Jack and Jill Art-  We put blue paint on the child’s one hand and told them to pretend that was Jack.  We put yellow paint on the child’s other hand and told them to pretend that was Jill.  We recited the poem, Jack and Jill, while the children moved their paint hands up the hill and then tumbled them down all over the hill.  They watched the two colors mix.  The children then colored and cut out the finger puppets so they could reenact the rhyme.    

Tuesday: Family Tree

Sep 3, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form. Gretchen is the calendar and meteorologist for this weeks lessons.  She put the 3 numbers on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the month and day in Spanish. 

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  The children told me what they know about a Family Tree?  They had a hard time with this so I drew a tree and showed them how to make it a family tree.  Each child told me; Who is in their family.  We talked about what we will be learning about this month. This month the children will be learning about themselves and family.

Creative Development: Discussed:  How many people are in your family?  We looked at the tree they will be making in afternoon centers.  We discussed the family members they will be writing on the apples to add to the tree. 

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  Where have you seen apples? We looked at the apple counting cards and counted the apples on each card.  I then placed the cards face down and called one child at a time to come up and pick a card.  They counted the apples on the card and then used the theme poster and pretend to pick apples off the tree.  They had to pick the same number of apples that were on their card.  

Social and Emotional Development:  Discussed:  What is your name?  The children had to tell me their full names.  They had a difficult time with this.  I had the children’s name tags with their full name written on them.  I put three in my hand at a time and if the children saw their name they came and picked it off the “tree”. They pretended their name was an apple.  The children had a hard time recognizing their names.  I then showed them how they will write their names on the name tags in afternoon centers.  

Physical Development: Discussed:  What is your favorite green thing?  We looked at the green color wand and the children told me the color. Explained that bug larvae sometimes find their way into an apple.  They look like wiggling worms.  I then laid the children’s name tags around the room.  I gave the wand to one child and that child had to pretend they were a wiggly worm and wiggle their way with the wand to their name tag.  We played this until each child had a chance to find their name tag.  

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed:  What in this room could fit in this box?  The children went and found small items that they thought would fit in the box.  We discussed that a new shape is in the box.  Each child took a guess on what shape was in the box.  We looked at the pictures on the box for clues to what shape was in the box. A “Circle” was in the box!  We looked around the room to find  circles.  We put the circle on the shape poster and hung the poster up.  

Wear Green Clothing Day:  Each child was to wear green today.  I had them stand up one at a time to show the green that they were wearing.  We then counted how many people had green on and how many did not.  We discussed more and less!

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Outside plaCenter 2: Name tags-  The children practiced writing their first name on the name tags.  Center 3:  My Family Tree Art-  The children will make a tree using the tree top cut out and adding it to the trunk.  They will then write the names of each family member on the apples and add them to the tree.

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