Wednesday: Meteorologist

Dec 1, 2011   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar: Discussed calendar in English and Spanish.  Gretchen added the number to the calendar, found the day of the week in Spanish and discussed the weather.

Brainstorm/Fun Facts:  The children told me what a Meteorologist is.  They were not sure what it was.  Explained that a meteorologist is a person who observes, studies, and delivers weather information and its effects on the Earth.  Fun Facts:  Meteorologist is a person with specialized education, using scientific principles to explain, understand, observe or forecast the earth’s atmospheric phenomena and/or how the atmosphere effects the earth and life on the planet.

Emergent Writing:  Discussed:  What is your favorite type of weather?  Why?

Social Skills:  Discussed:  How do you think a meteorologist can help you know what weather is headed your way?  Explained that sometimes meteorologists use a map to follow the path of the moving weather. 

Emergent Writing:  Who would you like to tell about the weather?  We discussed the postcards that they will be writing to a family member to tell them about the weather.

Music:  Discussed:  Why did/do some Native American tribes perform a rain dance?  Explained that both men and women danced a ceremonial rain dance to ask for rain in the summer for their dry crops.  They wore feathers and turquoise to represent wind and rain.  The children danced around pretending to do a rain dance.

Show and Tell: We looked at Averee’s Birthday cards even though she was in school.

Tumble Bus Day:See activity sheet by front door.

Afternoon Centers: Center 1: Wooden car track and city  Center 2: Postcards-  The children drew a weather picture and then wrote about the weather to a family member.  Center 3: Snowman Art-We made a mixture of 50/50 shaving cream and glue!  They glued the snowballs together to make a snowman.  They then painted their snowman with the shaving cream and glue mixture.  They will add tissue paper to make the eyes, mouth and buttons. 

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