Monday: Hat

Sep 20, 2011   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar: Discussed calendar in English and Spanish. Will is the new calendar and weather boy for this week.   He added the numbers to the calendar and discussed the weather.  Reviewed the days of the week and months of the year in English and Spanish.  Reviewed our sign language words, colors, shapes and letters.  Counted to  20 in English and Spanish.

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

Brainstorm/Fun Facts:  Reviewed what they learned about Socks and Shoes.  Today they learned about hats.  Discussed:  When have you worn a hat?  Fun Facts:  The straw hat was made in America in 1798 by a 12 year old girl in Rhode Island.  The Sombrero gets its name from the Spanish Word Sombre which means “shade”.  There are over 100 different types of hats such as baseball top hats, Fedora, hard hat and cowboy hat.

Shapes:Discussed:  Who do you think wears hats?  Explained that adults and children wear hats for sun protection, to stay warm or to dress up.  Community helpers wear hats as part of a uniform.  They took the game pieces and put the hats face down.  Each child took turns drawing a hat and placing it with the person that it belongs too. 

Physical Science:  Discussed:  Do you think the wind can blow hard enough to make a hat fly away?  We placed a hat on the floor.  The children each came up one at a time to try to blow the hat and see if they can move it. We then used a blow dryer to see if the hat moved.  We experimented with other hats and light items.

Dramatic Play:  Discussed:  If you could pretend with any hat, which hat would you choose to wear?  Explained that when you pretend it is a way of using a “prop” to tell a story.  They looked at the story pieces  from the story “Beatriz, Bananas and the Very Tall Hat.”  They reviewed the story and then made up their own story with the story pieces. 

Patterns: Discussed:  How do you think hats help show who is in charge?  Explained that some hats (or what’s on them) represents people with authority (someone in charge of something) such as a queen, king, police officer, etc..  Placed the crown on the child’s head and we invited anyone wearing pink to stand or we picked another color that several children were wearing.  The kids grabbed stuffed animals and discussed how to classify them into groups.  The children took turns wearing the hat and telling how they would classify the stuffed animals. 

Show and Tell:  Each child came up one at a time and showed the hats that they wore to school. 

Afternoon Centers: Center 1: Trains and Build a Blocks.  Center 2: My Little Journal -They went to the brown page and colored the bird brown.  They then drew a picture of something that was brown.  Center 3:  Discover Game Pieces-  They colored and cut out the hats on the people. 

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