Monday: Hearing (ears)

Sep 12, 2011   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar: Discussed calendar in English and Spanish. Mallory is the new calendar and weather girl for this week.  She put up the numbers on the calendar and discussed the weather.  She told us the color and shape: pink, circle.  We reviewed the days of the week and months of the year in English and Spanish. We used the 100’s chart and counted to 20 in English and Spanish. Reviewed our Sign Language word: “touch”.

Songs:  Sang morning gathering songs, days of the week and months of the year.

Brainstorm/Fun Facts:  Reviewed what they learned about eyes on Friday.  Today they told me what they know about ears and hearing.  Discussed:  What amazing things can you do with your ears?  Explained that we use our ears to hear things. Can you wiggle your ears? They saw Miss Kim wiggle her ears.  Fun Facts:  Your ears help you hear sounds but did you also know that they help you keep your balance?  Your eardrum is smaller and thinner than the nail on your pinky finger.  When you go up to high elevations the change in pressure can cause your ears to pop.  Dolphins have the best sense of hearing among animals. They can hear 14 times better than humans.

Emergent Reading:  Discussed:  What parts of your body do you have that come in pairs (two)? We discussed what pairs are. We talked about all the body parts that come in pairs such as ears, eyes, knees, legs, etc.. We looked at the matching cards and the children told me what the picture was.  I then placed all the cards face down and each child took turns turning over two cards to see if they could find a match. We played “memory” until all kids had a turn and all matches were found.

Fine Motor: Discussed:  What objects can help you hear better?  Explained that there are hearing devices (hearing aids, cochlear implants, etc) that can help someone hear.  People also use megaphones, microphones and speakers to make the volume louder.  Looked at a Megaphone that they will be making in afternoon centers.

Listening:Discussed:  Why is it important to listen?  Explained that the more that you hear, the more you are able to understand.  I read the title of the participation story, “Beatriz, Bananas and the Very Tall Hat”.  Each child had a picture to the story.  When I read the story, as I read one of the words that matched the picture they would hold it up if they had that picture.  After I read the story, they had to answer questions to see if they comprehended it.  Questions:  Why did Beatriz make a hat? (so you could see her over the weeds)  Why was she making more hats? (Because her friends wanted them)  How many did she make? (10) Why did she get tired walking to the Market? (she had no breakfast and was hungry)  What did she eat after she took a nap? (Banana)  What happened to her hats while she was asleep?  (The monkey’s took them)  How did she get them back?  (The monkey’s copied her movements and threw them down when she threw her hat down)  What do you eat for breakfast?  What do you do when you get angry?

Physical Science:Discussed:  What noises can you recognize without seeing them? Discussed inside and outside sounds.  We had 6 containers; three containers were filled with Lima beans, rice and sunflower seeds.  The other three containers were filled with the matching item.  We shook each container to see if they sounded the same or different.  The children then had to find the matching container that sounded the same.  They had a difficult time with this. 

Afternoon Centers: Center 1: Outside Play Center 2:  Megaphone craft-The children will use scissors to snip the edge of the megaphone.They will decorate it with pieces of scrap paper and crayons.  They will then roll the megaphone and tape it together. 

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