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Wednesday: Which babies use Camouflage?

Jan 22, 2014   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form. Maggie put the number on the calendar, discussed the pattern and weather and also found the day of the week in Spanish.  She reviewed the colors, shapes and Sight words.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the children learned about going to a doctor.  The children told me what they know about baby animals camouflaging themselves.  Fun facts:  Chameleons only change color when in imminent danger their everyday skin color, a light khaki, keeps them hidden from enemies during those not-so-dangerous times.   Leopards have black spots that make them hidden in the night so rabbits, young buffalo, and monkeys don’t stand a chance when a hidden leopard makes a surprise attack.  A polar bear’s all white fur keeps it hidden in the snow and everything is covered in that fur except the nose and the foot pads.  If you’re a fish I would take a second look at that big rock because it could be a snapping turtle.  Their shells help them blind it really well with their environment.

Language and Literacy: Discussed: Where have you seen spots?  We looked at the title of the Participation story and predicted what the story would be about, “How the Fawn Got Her Spots”.  We discussed the story while we read and asked questions for comprehension. What did Wakan Tanka give to the Mountain Lion? ( sharp claws) What did he give the Grizzly Bear? (Strength)  The wolf?  (sharp teeth)  The beaver?  (flat tail and webbed feet to swim under the water)  Porcupine? (Sharp quills) Birds? (feathers to fly away from anyone trying to hurt them) Rabbit and Deer? (Speed) Why was the Mother Deer worried? (her baby fawn had wobbly legs and couldn’t get away from something trying to hurt it)  Why did Wakan Tanka paint dots on the fawn? ( so it could blend in with the environment if it stayed very still)  What animal would you like to be in the story?

Science: Discussed: What colors are you wearing?  Explained that camouflage is when something looks like its surroundings, and so it is difficult to find.  I had the children find something in the room that was the same color as their clothing and stand next to it.  Discussed if it helped hide them.  We then found items the same color as the grass and as the sky.  

Social and Emotional Development: Discussed: What animals do you know that are brown?  We looked at the foam shapes and discussed how we could sort them.  We sorted them by color, then by size and then we sorted them by color and size.

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discussed:Why do you think a fawn would need to hide?  The children came up one at a time to find a puzzle piece and fit it with another.  We discussed the picture that they put together.  We then did the back of the puzzle and discussed that second picture.

Physical Development: Discussed: What in nature is green?  We looked at their green journal page .  Discussed that they would be drawing an animal that could hide in the green grass.

Show and Tell:  The children all wore green socks.  We looked at everyone’s green socks.

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Little People Center 2: My Little Journal-The children will draw an animal that could hide in green surroundings, for example, a snake, bird or lizard.  The children then cut green paper and made fringes to look like grass.  They taped it on their animal to help camouflage it.  Center 3:  Puzzle-  The children cut out their pieces to their puzzle. They worked on putting it back together.

 

Tuesday: What happens at a Doctor’s visit?

Jan 22, 2014   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.   Maggie put the number on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  She reviewed our colors, shapes, Sight words, Spanish and Sign Language words. 

Fun Facts/Brainstorming: Reviewed what the children learned about animals carrying their babies in their arms.  Today the children discussed what happens at a doctor’s visit. Fun facts:  At a checkup with the doctor the nurse might start off with calling your name, then she will take your height and weight.  They take your blood pressure with a cuff, which shows how  hard your heart is pumping through your body.  They will use a thermometer to take your temperature. If it is higher, it means that you have a fever and your body is working to fight off an infection.  They might check your hearing or eyesight. All these numbers and measurements will go into the medical chart on your doctor’s computer to keep track of how you’re progressing.

Creative Development: Discussed: What tools does a doctor use?  We looked at the Medical bags the children will be putting together in afternoon centers.

Language and Literacy: Discussed: How do you feel when you visit the doctor?  We learned the sign language for “baby”  Place the right hand over the left hand (both palms up) and use a left and right motion (as if comforting a crying baby). We sang a song and used the sign for “baby” when we came to that word in the song.

Science: Discussed: How can you  make a muscle?  Discussed how we can keep healthy muscles and make them grow strong.  Looked at the green wand.  Discussed how it means “go”.  I had 3 children stand at the gate at a time and I had them do a certain exercise.  When I waved the green wand they would go and then when I put it down they would stop.  We did this until all the children had a turn,.

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discussed: What can you use to measure how tall you are?  Each child came up one at a time and we measured them with a measuring tape to see how tall they were and compared them to each other.  We looked at the Story Sequence cards and described the pictures in each one.  The children then had to put them in order.  They were pictures of humans and their growth into adult hood.  They had to start as babies, grow to kids and then to adults.

Physical Development:  Discussed:  What can you do to stay healthy?  We looked at the letter G and discussed words that begin with that letter.  I showed the children how to write the capital and lowercase letter G.  They came up one at a time to practice writing the capital and lowercase Gg on the wipe off boards and in a journal.  The children will draw a picture of a doctor on that page in afternoon centers and we discussed that we need to Go to a doctor to stay healthy.

Show and Tell: Bring a Green Item.  Each child came up one at a time to show the item that they brought and tell us why they brought it.

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Lincoln Logs  Center 2: Vet Bag Art-  The children put together their own doctor bag and decorated it.  They then added Band-aids, gauze and other items.  Center 3:  My Little Journal- The children went to the G page.  They practiced writing the letter.  They then drew a doctor on the top of the page to remind them to go to the doctor to stay healthy.  Center 4: I Can Write Sheet- The children practiced writing their capital and lowercase Gg on this page.

 

Monday: Which babies are Carried in the Arms?

Jan 22, 2014   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.  Maggie is the new calendar and meteorologist for this week.  She put the numbers on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  She reviewed our pattern.  Maggie then reviewed our colors, shapes, Spanish, Sign language and Sight words.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the children learned about animals carrying their babies on their chest.  Today the children discussed which babies are carried in the arms.  Discussed what the children carry in their arms.  Fun facts:  Female chimpanzees carefully nurture their young and they do so by carrying them in their arms until their about six months old.  Humans are in their mother’s stomachs for nine months and when they come out they still need to feel close to their mothers, so they hold them in their arms.  A mother bird holds it’s baby in its wing which are like their arms to keep it safe.  A unique thing about giant panda babies is that there is no other mammal mother who has babies that are so small compared to her size.  

Language and Literacy: Discussed: Who held you when you were a baby?  We looked at the post cards that the children will do in afternoon centers.

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discussed: How are baby bunnies and baby beavers alike?   We had 2 treasure chests with clues on them.  As we read a clue we discussed all the things it could be and narrowed down the objects with each clue we read.  When the last clue was read, I picked one child to come up and pick the key that they thought would unlock the treasure chest.  Treasure Chest 1:  My name begins with a B.  I like to chew trees.  I can swim.  What am I?  (Beaver)  Treasure Chest 2:  My name begins with a B.  I like to chew carrots.  I can hop.  What am I?  (Bunny)

Social Studies: Discussed: Where in the world do you think baby beavers live?  Beavers can be found in North America, Europe and Asia.  We found these places on the World Map. Explained that beavers like to make their homes (lodges) near freshwater lakes and forests.  We used the Lincoln Logs and the children worked together to build a beavers lodge.

Physical Development: Discussed: What would you feed a beaver?  Beavers are herbivores. They eat tress and bark.  Explained that beavers pack mud with their tails to help hold their lodges together.  We discussed what we needed to do before we handled food.  We washed our hands.  The children each got pretzel rods, pretzel sticks and some peanut butter on their plates.  They had to build a beaver lodge by sticking the pretzels together  with the peanut butter.  They then ate their lodges.

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1 : Coloring Center 2: Postcard- The children drew animals or humans holding babies in their arms.  They then wrote about what they drew.  

 

Friday:Which Babies are Carried on a Chest?

Jan 22, 2014   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.  We  put the number on the calendar, discussed the pattern, weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  We reviewed our colors, shapes, Spanish, Sign Language and Sight words. 

Fun Facts/Brainstorming: Reviewed what the children learned about animals that carry their babies in a pouch.  Today the children discussed animals that carry their babies on their chest. Fun facts:  When born, a ring-tailed lemur baby weighs less than 100 g (3 oz.).  The newborn is carried on its mother’s chest for 1-2 weeks and then is carried on her back.  Baby Manatees mothers hold them on their chest to keep them warm and it’s easier to move to warmer water because the water temperature is constantly changing.  Sometimes a mother otter wraps her pup in kelp so it doesn’t float away while she is diving.  Most of the time young pups are seen resting on their mother’s chest or belly.  The mother koala can close the pouch on her stomach with a muscle that acts like a drawstring and it’s to keep the baby safe.

Creative Development: Discussed: What kind of body parts do you have that are similar to a manatee?   We looked at the puppet that they made yesterday in afternoon center.  

Language and Literacy: Discussed: What do you eat that can be found in the ocean?  At first, a baby manatee drinks its mother’s milk, but starts to eat sea plants as it grows.  We looked at the title on the Reabus Reader, “Silly Millie Manatee”.  The children predicted what the story was about by the title.  We then read the Reabus Reader together.  After reading, the children answered questions about the story.  Questions:  Why didn’t Millie want to catch a fish? (She didn’t like to eat fish)  What does the Otter suggest Millie eat that is green?  (a turtle but Millie doesn’t like that)  What does Millie like to eat?  (She likes algae and plants)

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed: How could water be  dangerous for babies?  Boats can be dangerous for many sea animals. Since manatees like to hang out in shallow water, sometimes boats that move too fast collide with them.  We practiced making patterns with the picture cards.  Pattern one:  boat, fish, manatee, manatee.

Science:  Discussed: What do you like best about your home?  Rules help to keep animal homes protected and safe for the babies and families.  Had the children discuss things that make them feel safe in their homes.  Explained that animals cannot survive  without our help to protect them and their homes.  We chose a toy animal.  Discussed:  What can you do to help take care of its home?  What rules might be important to protect the animal?  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Large Cardboard Blocks 

 

Thursday: Which Babies are Carried in a Pouch?

Jan 22, 2014   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  Comments Off on Thursday: Which Babies are Carried in a Pouch?

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.  Keira put the number on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  We reviewed our colors, shapes, Spanish, Sign language, and Sight words.

Brainstorming/Fun Facts:  Reviewed what we learned about babies that are carried on the backs of animals.  Today the children told me what they know about babies carried in a pouch.  Discussed what the children had that has pockets and things they could carry.  Fun facts:  Kangaroos have their young go in and out their pouch for safety.  The baby kanga can play and jump but sleeps and stays in the pouch for protection.  Wombat pouches face backwards, with the opening located towards hind end, so that dirt doesn’t get inside when burrowing.  When a joey is born, it will crawl into the pouch and attach itself to a teat.  The teat will then expand in the baby’s mouth, locking the joey in place.  Sugar gliders spend 5-6 weeks in their mother’s pouch after they are born.  An opossum is pregnant for about 13 days, then the young stay in their pouch for 2 1/2 months.  

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  What can you keep in a pocket?  We looked at the Hands-On letter G.  Discussed the letter and words that begin with that letter,  The children wore an apron to hide things that start with the letter G in the pockets.  The children took turns doing this.

Social and Emotional Development:  Discussed:  How can you be gentle? We looked at the Friendship Nest Egg.  The children played, “Duckling, Duckling, Gosling” (Duck, Duck, Goose).  They had to practice tapping gently on the heads of their friends as they played the game.  We then hung up the new Gosling Egg on the Friendship Poster. 

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  Why does a joey hide in the mommy’s pouch?  A baby joey is very tiny when it is born.  It must drink milk every day and stays in the mommy’s pouch for 9 months before it is strong enough to leave it.   We learned some new sight words: “what, run, jump”.  We then read the I Can Read book and the children read the sight words that they knew.  The children then came up one at a time and circled a sight word on each page.  

Mathematics and Reasoning;  Discussed:  How far can you jump?  Did you know a kangaroo’s average jump is about 25 feet?  We measured 25 feet.  We looked at the Hands-on number 5 and 1.  The children told me how to make the number 15 with those numbers.  We counted to 15 in English and Spanish. We had the children stand at a line and jump as far as they could.  Placed a foam shape where they landed.  We continued jumping until 15 foam shapes were on the floor. Discussed which foam shape was the farthest.

Physical Development:  Discussed:  What can you do quickly?  We looked at the letter Q and discussed how to form the letter.  The children came up one at a time to practice writing the letter Qq. We discussed Q is for quick.  Discussed how they could do things quickly.

Show and Tell: Each child brought in 15 items and 1 needed to start with the letter G.  They came up one at a time to count out the 15 items.  Discussed if they needed more or less.  The child then found the item that started with the letter G and discussed it. 

Afternoon Centers:   Center 1Legos  Center 2:  My Little Journal- They went to the Q page and practiced writing the capital and lowercase Qq.  They then drew a large Q on the page in yellow marker.  They traced that Q, trying to go as quickly as possible.  Center 3: I Can Read Book- The children colored the pages.  They found the sight words and circled them.  Center 4:  The children punched out the Manatee parts.  They made a paper bag puppet Manatee.  

 

Wednesday: Which Babies are Carried by Back?

Jan 15, 2014   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form. Keira put the number on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  She reviewed our pattern on the calendar.  We reviewed the colors, shapes, Sign language and Sight words.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the children learned about animals carrying their babies in their mouths.  Today the children learned which animals carry their babies on their backs.  Discussed:  What can you carry on your back?  Fun facts:  Monkey parents carry their young, the male monkey usually carries them on their back.  Mother anteaters carry their young on their backs to protect them.  Koala bears carry their cubs on their backs while they climb trees, until the baby is big enough to climb on their own.  Baby Lemurs ride on their parents back.  The male black swan carries the baby swan on his back while swimming to keep them safe until they can swim on their own.

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed:What animals carry their children or objects on their back?  I had each child come up one at a time and get down on their hands and knees.  I placed a Matching card on their back and they crawled with that on their back.

Physical Development: Discussed: What you hang from? Some monkeys have prehensile tails that can grasp objects, while other monkeys tails are nonprehensile and can’t grasp objects.  

Creative Development: Discussed: How do you know if something is on your back?  I had a child come get on their hands and knees.  I placed an art supply from their craft on their back.  I place one wiggly eye.  I asked the child if they felt it.  I then placed a paper bag and other parts.  We discussed if they could feel each one.  They could not feel it because they are light.  I put some heavy objects on their backs and discussed if they could feel them.  They noticed that they could feel the heavier objects but not the lighter objects.  We looked at the Monkey Backpack Art they will be doing in afternoon centers.  

Language and Literacy:Discussed: On which animal’s back would you like to ride? Why?  We looked at the title of the Participation Story, “The Monkey and the Tortoise.”   The children predicted what the story was about by the title.  We used the story pieces while we read the story to act it out.  We discussed the story while we read.  After reading the story, the children answered questions to check for comprehension.  Questions:  What did the monkey and tortoise find in the river? (banana tree)  Which part of the tree did the monkey take?  (the top part with the leaves and bananas)  Which part of the tree did the tortoise get?  ( the bottom part, trunk and roots since he is slow)  What happened to the tree that the monkey had? (It died) What happened to the part of the tree that Tortoise had? ( it grew into a beautiful banana tree).  How did the animals help each other?  The tortoise couldn’t climb the tree to get the bananas.   The monkey helped the tortoise get the bananas by climbing the tree and they shared all the bananas)

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Wooden Blocks Center 2: Monkey Backpack Art-The children traced their hands and feet onto paper and then cut them out.  They cut out 5 long strips of paper to make arms, legs and a tail.   We helped them tape all the parts to the bag.  They decorated the monkey face and glued on wiggly eyes.  They then practiced carrying their monkey on their back.  

 

Tuesday: Which Babies are Carried by Mouth?

Jan 14, 2014   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.  Keira put the number on the calendar, found the day of the week in Spanish and discussed the pattern.  She also changed the dial on the weather chart to match the weather.  Keira reviewed the colors, shapes, Spanish and Sign Language words.  

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the children learned about adoption.  Today the children told what they know about certain animals carrying their babies in their mouth. Discussed:  What do you put in your mouth?   Fun facts:  Alligators carry their young by mouth.  The mother lion and cats will carry her cubs also in her mouth.  Male frogs carry baby frogs in their mouth 19 at a time.

Creative Development: Discussed: How big is your mouth? We looked at the Fishy Cup art and discussed how they will make it this afternoon.  The children predicted how many packing peanuts they could put inside the cup for the Fishy art.  We then put the peanuts in the cup and discussed if their predictions were correct.

Language and Literacy: Discussed: What could you carry in your mouth?  We learned some new Spanish words.  Chick-“pollito”; Lamb-“cordero”; puppy-“perrito”; bunny- “conejito”.  

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discussed: Where would you hide your babies if you were a fish?  When a parent fish needs to eat, it hides its babies in algae, sea grass or coral as it collects food.   We looked at their journal pages and showed them how to make the fish hide using 5 pieces of sea grass.

Physical Development: Discussed: How can you move your body like a fish? Encouraged the children to try moving different parts of their bodies like a fish’s mouth.  Invited them to open and close hands, arms and legs.  Encouraged them to lift their heads up and down and pretend their  neck is a fish mouth.  Each child then found a small object to tuck under their chins.  They practiced racing with the objects without dropping them.  They tried to keep their objects safely under their chins while they ran.

Show and Tell:   The children all wore brown today. They stood up one at a time showing what they had on that was brown.  We then discussed how many had brown and how many did not.  Discussed more and less.

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Bowling Pins and Waffle Blocks  Center 2: Fishy Cup Art-The children took the cup and painted it like a fish.  They added eyes, fins and tails.    Center 3:  My Little Journal- They went to the page with number 5.  They cut out 5 pieces of sea grass out of green paper.  They then used paint to make 5 thumbprint fish on the paper.  They hid the fish behind the sea grass pieces. 

 

Monday: What is Adoption?

Jan 14, 2014   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.  Keira is the new calendar girl for this week.  She put the number on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  She reviewed the colors, shapes, Spanish, Sign Language and Sight words.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the children learned about when they were born.  Today the children told us what they know about adoption.  Fun facts:  The definition of adoption is to take into one’s family through legal means, and raise child/animal like your own.  In the wild if a mother rejects her baby they have a chance to be “adopted” by another mother or father.  In Thailand a mother tiger adopted baby pigs and let them nurse from her.  A four year old dog “adopted” a 2 month old tiger after she was rejected by her mother.  People can be adopted into a family as well, there are 125,000 adoptions every year. 

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discussed: If you adopt a baby animal for your family,which would you choose?  We looked at the playing cards and discussed each child’s favorite animal.  We played bingo with the cards.

Language and Literacy: Discussed: How can you help take care of baby animals adopted into your family?  We looked at the World Map and found the green continent which is Canada.  Discussed how it is above the United States where they live.  People all over the world adopt puppies for a variety of reasons.  In Canada, some people take care of their puppies and raise them to be sled dogs.  The children had a box and pretended to be a sled dog and pull it around the room.  They took turns doing this.  Discussed things the dogs would need to be well cared for in a cold climate, such as food, water, shelter and love.

Science: Discussed: What is your favorite treat to eat? We had the children come up one at a time to feel what was inside the bag.  They couldn’t tell anyone what they thought it was until all children had a turn to feel.  The children had to say a word or two describing the feel or smell of the item. After each child had a turn to feel and smell it, we showed the children what it was. They are dog treats.  Explained that some people give treats to their pets for various reasons.  

Social and Emotional Development: Discussed: How can you show love to a puppy or other adopted baby?  When you adopt any baby, you make a promise to take care of it.  It is a part of your family.  The children learned the sign for “water”.  Form your right hand into the letter “W”.  Touch your mouth with your index finger then pull away.  The children practiced the “water” sign.  

Show and Tell:  The children each brought in 5 items they came up one at a time to count out their items and discuss.  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1: Legos 

 

Friday:When were You Born?

Jan 14, 2014   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form. Lily put the number on the calendar.  She discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  We reviewed our colors, shapes, Spanish, Sign language and Sight words.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the children learned about which male animals take care of their young.  Today the children told me all they knew about when they were born.  We discussed the month and the weather of that month that they were born.  Fun facts:  On the date that you were born, family and friends celebrate your birthday, usually with a party.  You are born after 9 months in your mother’s stomach.  Pandas are born after 3 to 5 months in their mother’s womb.  When a panda is born they weigh an avg. 3 ounces.  The average baby weighs 7 pounds 5 oz.  We held a 10 pound bag of sugar to compare that to a new born baby.  We also held 3 ounces of salt for the weight of a panda.

Creative Development: Discussed:How does your family celebrate birthdays?  We looked at the Panda Puppets that they made yesterday in afternoon centers.

Language and Literacy:Discussed: What stories have you heard about the day you were born?   We looked at the book, “Baby Animals Learn and Play”.  Discussed the concepts of print: front cover, back cover, title page, title, author and illustrator.  The school age children took turns reading the pages of the book.  We discussed while we read.

Science: Discussed: What is your favorite type of weather?  Baby pandas love to play in the rain.  Pandas are mostly found living in the rain forests of China where there is a lot of rain.  We discussed all the different types of weather that we could have.

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discussed: How heavy do you  think a baby panda is? We passed the 10 pound sugar bag and 3 ounce salt shaker around.  The children discussed how the one was like a human baby and the other was like a newborn Panda.  Explained that even though pandas grow up to be much heavier and bigger than humans, they start out much smaller.

Show and Tell:  The children were to all bring in an item that begins with the letter Q. They each came up one at a time to discuss their item and why they brought it.

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1: Bowling Pins and Large Cardboard Building blocks 

Thursday: Which Babies Get Help from Their Dads?

Jan 14, 2014   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.   Lily put the number on the calendar.  Maggie discussed the weather and we reviewed the patterns.  We found the day of the week in Spanish.  The children reviewed the colors, shapes, Spanish, Sign Language and Sight words.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the children learned about babies growing in eggs.  Male penguins take care of their eggs while the female hunts for food.  The Red Fox provides his young with food every 6 hours.  The male seahorse was made to take care of their young.  The Barking frog stays near the nest of eggs until they are hatched, and also wet them down when needed.  The Jacana (a bird) is the one who makes the nest for their young.  

Social Studies: Discussed: What does it mean to be gentle? Discussed how the kids would carry an egg.  We had an egg that the children showed me how to carry.  Samuel dropped the egg and it splattered every where.  We discussed how that was not gentle and what happened when we dropped it.  The children also tried squeezing the egg with their hands to see if it would break but it did not.  Even Ms. Kim tried but it would not break.  When Mr. Rodney squeezed the egg, it busted everywhere!  He is stronger than Ms. Kim.  We discussed how we could be gentle with our friends as well.  

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed: How does your dad hold you?  Seahorse dads have a pouch that holds eggs until they are ready to hatch into seahorse babies.  Seahorse dads keep the eggs safe.  We looked at the Hands-on 5.  The children counted out 5 foam shapes as the seahorse eggs.  We practiced counting to 5 in English and Spanish.  

Language and Literacy: Discussed: What does your dad do to keep you warm?  Some dads hold eggs or babies close to keep them warm. People also wrap their babies in blankets or quilts and hold them close.  We discussed the letter Q.  The children  told me all the words they could think of that start with the letter Q.  We looked in the dictionary to find more Q words.  

Social and Physical Development: Discussed: What does your dad help you learn?  We looked at the octagon and discussed the number of sides.  We talked about how the sides are laid out around the shape.  We looked at the My Little Journals and discussed how they would place the strips of paper on the page to make an octagon. 

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1: Legos and Playdough Center 2: My Little Journal- The children took strips of paper to make an Octagon on the journal page.  Center 3:  Panda Puppet-The children made a panda face using all the parts and gluing them onto a paper plate.

 

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