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Friday: Extinction

Feb 5, 2015   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  Comments Off on Friday: Extinction

Calendar: Discussed the date in English and Spanish. Harper put the number on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish. We reviewed our Spanish, Sign language, numbers and Sight words.

Language and Literacy: Discussed: What would happen if there was no more sunlight on Earth? Invited children to walk around and pretend to be their favorite dinosaur. Shut the lights off and observed how this changed how they played. Discussed what extinct means.  Explained that some scientists thought  that volcano eruptions blocked out the sunlight and caused conditions too harsh for dinosaurs to survive.  We read the Bilingual book in English and Spanish and discussed.

Physical Development: Discussed: How do we know that dinosaurs actually existed? Set out play dough and invited children to make hand or finger prints and mold it into any shape desired.  We made fossil bread.  The children used cookie cutters to cut out shapes in the bread.  We buttered it and added garlic salt and put in the oven to toast it.  They got to eat their yummy shapes.

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discussed: What else could have killed the dinosaurs? Explained that there are many ideas about why dinosaurs are now extinct but no one knows for sure. Set out the Counting Manipulatives and the game cards. We took turns rolling the dice and adding or taking away that many dinosaurs to see what was left.  We did this until all the dinosaurs were extinct.

Language and Literacy: Discussed: What would you do if you had a dinosaur as a pet? Gave each child a stuffed animal and invited them to pretend to take care of it as their pet. What role do children take with their dinosaurs? Do they interact with one another? We read the Participation story and the children helped with the story.  Discussed the story after we read.

Afternoon Centers: Center 1- Books and Music/ play-dough