Tuesday: Smell (Nose)

Sep 13, 2011   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar: Discussed calendar in English and Spanish. Mallory put the number on the calendar and discussed the weather.  Reviewed the days of the week and months of the year in English and Spanish.  Discussed how many days are in a week and how many months are in a year. 

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

Brainstorm/Fun Facts:  Reviewed what they learned yesterday about hearing (ears).  Today the children told us what they know about Smell (nose).  Discussed: What amazing things can you do with your nose?  Fun Facts:  As you breathe in, air enters through your nostrils which contain tiny little hairs that filter all kinds of things trying to enter your nose, even bugs!  Dogs have 1 million smell cells per nostril and their smell cells are 100 times larger than humans!  If your nose is at its best, you can tell the difference between 4000-10,000 smells! As you get older, your sense of smell gets worse. Children are more likely to have better senses of smell than their parents or grandparents.

Emergent Reading:Discussed:  What is your favorite smell? We had three sight words to learn: is, a, it.  I wrote each one at a time on  the wipe off board and discussed the letters and sounds.  We then worked on writing the words in the sentence.  They had a very difficult time with this.  After we learned the words, each child had to read each of the words.  We then looked at the “I can Read” book and each child came up one at a time to find one of the sight words. 

Patterns: Discussed:  Why do you think some things or animals smell bad?  Explained that bad smells can announce danger. For example, spoiled food or animals make bad smells to scare away predators.  We worked on patterns: skunk, flower, skunk, flower. We then made the patterns harder. 

Emergent Reading:  Discussed:  What do you like about flowers?  If you pick a flower, always ask first. If you pick a flower in someone’s yard without asking, it is stealing.  We looked at the letter Aa.  We talked about the sounds it makes and all the words that start with A.  We also used the dictionary to help us.

Show and Tell:  The children brought in items that start w/A.  They each came up one at a time to show their item and discuss it.  

Social Skills:Discussed:  What do you think it means to be polite?  Ben was able to answer this question.  Explained that polite means to think of others and how your actions will make them feel. Discussed how some people are polite in different scenarios.

Afternoon Centers: Center 1: Outside PlayCenter 2: I Can Read journals-  They will go through the book and underline their sight words: a, it.  They will circle the sight word: is.  Center 3:  Lace it up Craft- The children will use materials to paint a shoe pattern.  Once the paint dries they will practice lacing their shoe pattern.

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