Tuesday: Igloo

Dec 6, 2011   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar: Discussed calendar in English and Spanish.   Mallory put the number on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  We reviewed our Spanish and Sign Language.

Brainstorm/Fun Facts:  Discussed:  What do you know about igloos?  Explained that igloos are shelters built out of ice and snow.  Fun Facts:  Igloos, or snow houses, are remarkable structures built by many cultures living in particularly cold and snowy areas.  Igloos were usually temporary winter shelters built by Inuit hunters for their families while on a hunting trip.  Igloos are actually made from a spiral of ice blocks, not rows of ice blocks. 

Numbers:Discussed:   What do you think an igloo is used for?   Explained that although people lived in them previously, now they are primarily used as shelter when hunting or hiking in the extreme cold.  We looked at the counting card and discussed the number 7.  We counted to 7 in English and Spanish. The children stomped their feet 7 times.  We counted the 7 ice blocks on the counting card.  I picked two children to come count out 7 red and 7 white foam shapes and then build a building with each. 

Visual Art:  Discussed:  How do you think ice blocks can keep you warm?  Explained that the blocks of ice and snow used to build an igloo block the cold winds.  The air inside the igloo warms up with body heat.  Igloos are helpful shelters.  We looked at the afternoon crafts.

Listening:   Discussed:  What kinds of things do you think might be found in the arctic tundra?  We looked at the book “Arctic Tundra”.  I discussed the concepts of print: front cover, back cover, author, illustrator, title page.  We  read and discussed the book in detail.

Emergent Reading:  Discussed: how do you think an igloo helps when someone is hunting? Explained that the igloo keeps people warm, and allows them to see out without being seen.  We looked at the Hands-on Letter Ii and the number 7.  We discussed the two of them and discussed which one is a number and which one is a letter. 

Show and Tell:  Each child brought in 7 items.  They came up one at a time and counted out their 7 items.

Afternoon Centers: Center 1: Build an Igloo-  They will cut out squares to glue onto an igloo pattern.  They then can add snowflakes and draw on their igloo.  Center 2:  Bowling Pins and Waffle blocks 

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