Friday: Fish

Oct 21, 2011   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar: Discussed calendar in English and Spanish. Brogan put the number on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  Brogan also showed us all the sign language words:  touch, shoe, banana, eat, apple, water.

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

Brainstorm/Fun Facts:  Reviewed what they learned about Sea sponges.  The children then told me everything they know about fish.  Did you know that a group of fish is called a school?  Fun Facts:  Fish sleep with their eyes open. A baby fish is called a “fry”.  Fish have been on earth for more than 450 million years.  There are over 25,000 identified species of fish on the earth.  They can feed on anything from plankton to smaller fish/creatures or decomposing animals.  Fish can have 100 or more baby fish in a litter.

Global Citizenship:  Discussed:  What is a volcano?  Where are volcanoes?  Many islands have been created from an erupting volcano.  Some volcanoes are located underwater.  We looked at the World Map and found Galapagos Islands again.  Discussed:  There have been more than 60 volcanic eruptions in the Galapagos regions in the past 200 years.  We made a volcano using a container.  We added baking soda and the I poured in Vinegar and the kids watched the volcano erupt.  They loved this experiment.

Social Skills:  Discussed:  What colors do you think fish are?  Fish come in all different colors.  Each type of fish has a special color combination to identify it. 

Logic:  Discussed:  What kind of homes do you think are in the ocean? Explained that some creatures live in caves in the dark ocean, some in coral reefs, and others in plant-like areas.  Some ocean creatures don’t make a home, they just travel through the ocean.   We looked at the Charting Choices Poster.  We looked at the two different ocean scenes: coral and cave.  I asked the children where they would rather live if they lived in the ocean.  Would they live on the coral or in the deep ocean in a cave?  Each child came up one at a time and took the dolphin sticker and placed it in the ocean they wanted to live in.  We then compared the number of children that wanted to live in the cave verses the coral. 

Speaking:   Discussed:  What do you see on your way to school?  Each child told me things that they see on their way to daycare.  Discussed how what they see is not the same as what another child might see.  We played a board game and swam the fish to school.  They had to draw a card and tell what color of fish that was then take their game piece to the next fish that was that color.  They had to watch out because the shark or octopus that they swam by would send them back several fish.  Andrew was the first to cross the finish line.

Afternoon Centers: Center 1: Play with wooden blocks 

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