Wednesday: Shirt

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

Calendar: Discussed calendar in English and Spanish. Will put the number on the calendar and discussed the weather.  Reviewed days of the week and months of the year in English and Spanish.  Reviewed colors, shapes, letters and sign language

Songs:  Did Morning gathering song, days of the week and months of the year.

Brainstorm/Fun Facts:  Reviewed what they learned about coats.  Discussed:  What kind of shirt are you wearing?  Compare and contrast the shirts. (long sleeves, buttons, t-shirts, with collar..)  Fun Facts:  Until the 1950’s t shirts were considered to be underwear.  The first t-shirt worn was by the WWI soldiers in Europe which were made from a lightweight cotton.  Cotton has been grown for 6,000 years.  U.S. textile mills spin almost 10 million bales a year.  One bale of cotton is enough to make 1,217 men’s T-shirts. 

Visual Art:  Discussed:  What do all buttons have? Holes!  They discussed the different holes that they could have.  They had shirts and supplies in a pile and pretended to buy the supplies they need to make their own shirts. 

Emergent Reading:  Discussed:  What do you see around the room that starts with the /c/ sound?  They discussed words that begin with C and looked at the hands-on Letter C.  We also discussed how to form the letter C.

Health and Safety:   Discussed:  What kinds of vegetables have you eaten before?  Make a list with the children of the vegetables with which they are familiar.  They looked at the food group pieces and discussed.  They jumped in place if they have eaten broccoli.  Reminded them about the friendship feather “polite”.  They had to politely ask the person sitting next to them to please pass the broccoli. 

Emergent Reading:  Discussed:  What do you think might happen if you put on someone else’s shirt?  They looked at the Rebus Reader and discussed the title.  They discussed the key cards.  We passed out the key cards to a child and held it up to as that was read in the story. 

Afternoon Centers: Center 1: Dipped buttons in  paint and made prints on their shirts.  They then used the yarn to attach the buttons to the shirts.  Center 2:Placed the Hands-on C under a piece of paper.  They then used the side of a crayon to make a rubbing.  

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