Wednesday: Touch (Skin/Fingers)

Sep 14, 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.  We reviewed the days of the week and months of the year. We counted to 20 in English and Spanish.  Mallory reviewed the shape, color, letter and sign language:  circle, pink, p, and touch in Sign. 

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

Brainstorm/Fun Facts:  Reviewed what they learned about smell(nose).  Today they told me what they know about Touch (Skin/Fingers).  Discussed:  What is your favorite thing to touch?  Fun Facts:  Shivering is a way your body has of trying to get warmer.  The nerve endings in your skin can tell you if something is hot or cold. There are about 100 touch receptors in each of your fingertips.  Rattlesnakes use their skin to feel the body heat of other animals. 

Numbers:  Discussed: What do you have two of on your body? What do you wish you had two of on your body?  Looked at the Hands-on number 2 and discussed it.  We counted out two objects.  We counted to two in English and Spanish.  We found two foam shapes and added them to the Counting card.

Gross Motor:  Discussed:  What do you think texture means? They did not know this word.  Explained that texture is the way something feels on its surface. Some textures include smooth, bumpy, rough, soft, hard, etc.  What kind of textures do you think  you could find outside?  We then took a walk outside and each child told me a texture that they found.

Emergent Reading:   Discussed:  How do your fingers know what they are feeling? Explained that when you touch something, your skin has tiny nerves. These nerves are like little wires that bring the touch message to your brain.  This is how you know if something is hot, cold, rough or soft.  We looked at the hands-on letter Aa and discussed the capital and lowercase ones.  They practiced writing the letters in the air.  We discussed words that begin with A.  They learned how to form the capital and lowercase letter A.  Each child practiced writing the capital and lowercase letter A on the wipe off board. 

Visual Art:  Discussed:  What different textures might be used in art?  We explored different art materials and discussed the various textures.  We had a little rice in different baggies.  We decided to add food coloring to each bag to change the color of the rice.  They liked watching the Rice change colors.

Show and Tell:  Each child brought 2 items to show.  The children came up one at a time and had to tell us about their items and count them.

Tumble Bus Day

Afternoon Centers: Center 1: Outside play Center 2: My Little Journals-  They will practice writing the capital and lowercase Aa.  They will then make a capital A with glue and sprinkle sand on it.  Center 3:   Texture Hanger-  The children will trace their hands and cut them out.  They will glue their hand print on a piece of paper and decorate it with the colored rice.

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