Friday: Cloud

Nov 11, 2011   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar: Discussed calendar in English and Spanish. We added the number to the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  We reviewed our Spanish and Sign Language words.

Brainstorm/Fun Facts:  Reviewed what they learned about wind.  The children told me something that they know about clouds.  Discussed that clouds are sometimes found on the ground, too.  It is called fog.  Fun Facts:  Clouds are made up of many millions of minuscule water droplets which are formed when moist warm air rises up into the sky and is then cooled down.  It takes somewhere between a few minutes and 1 hour for a cloud to be created.  If the cloud is very cold it means that it is made up of ice crystals.

Visual Art:  Discussed:  What do the clouds tell us about the weather?  Explained that the direction and speed of a moving cloud tells us about the wind.  The shape of a cloud can also tell us if rain is nearby.  We looked at the weather boards that they made in afternoon centers and made the weather match the outside weather.

Environmental Science:  Discussed:  What shapes have you seen in the clouds?  We went outside and looked at the clouds.  The children told me what shapes or objects they could see the clouds making.  We then went inside and each took a plate of cool whip.  The children used their fingers to make different shapes in the cool whip “cloud”.  We then ate our cloud.

Numbers:  Discussed:  What do you think it would feel like if you could walk on a cloud?   We looked at the hands on number 6.  We counted to 6 in Spanish and English.  I then had 6 clouds with the numbers 1-6 written on them.  I had each child come up and put them in order from 1-6.  We then counted out 6 foam shapes and added them to the 6 Counting Card.  We also practiced writing the number 6 one at a time on the wipe off board.

Emergent Reading:  Discussed:  What do you think the letter U looks like?  We looked at the hands-on letter U and discussed how to make it and that it reminds us of a smiley face.   I showed the children how to make the letter U on the wipe off board.  Each child came up one at a time and practiced making the capital and lowercase letter Uu.  We looked at our Journals and discussed how to make a sad face and smiley face with a U mouth. 

Show and Tell:  Each child brought in 6 items and two birthday cards; one for Miss Kim and one for Maggie.  The children came up one at a time to count out the 6 items that they brought.  Maggie sat on Miss Kim’s lap and we read our birthday cards together.  They were so sweet, Thank you!

Afternoon Centers: Center 1: Outside Play  Center 2: My Little Journal-  They practiced writing the capital and lowercase Uu.  They then made a happy face and sad face with a “U” mouth.  

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