Tuesday: Egg

Jan 17, 2012   //   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.  We reviewed our Spanish and Sign Language words.

Brainstorm/Fun Facts:  The children reviewed what we learned yesterday about Martin Luther King, Jr.  They then discussed what they know about a dinosaur egg.  Fun Facts:  Dinosaurs hatched from eggs.  The eggs were round our elongated and had hard, brittle shells.  Some dinosaurs cared for their eggs, others simply laid them and then abandoned them.  Some dinosaur eggs were 1 foot long and could weigh 15.5 pounds.  We looked at a ruler to find that size.  The smallest dinosaur eggs are about 1 inch across; they are from Mussaurus.

Visual Art:  Discussed:  How do you think a dinosaur egg might have looked?  We looked at an egg pattern that the kids will decorate and draw a dinosaur inside. 

Speaking:  Discussed:  What kind of baby dinosaur would you like to be?  We learned the Sign for “baby”.  Baby- place the right hand over the left, palms up and sway, as if comforting a baby.  Each child practiced this sign.  We then sang a song with the word Baby in it and they had to use the Sign for Baby while we sang.

Visual Art:  Discussed:  How do you think a mom can tell which eggs are hers?  I placed three eggs on the floor and we looked at the Green bird.  I then had the children hide their eyes and hid the green bird under one of the eggs.  I picked a child to come up and find the green bird. We did this until each child had a turn to find the bird.

Speaking:   Discussed:  How do you think the dinosaurs came out of the eggs?  Some of the dinosaurs had a special egg tooth, like many birds do, to help crack the shell.  We looked at one story sequence card and we told a story about what we saw.  I then showed two more cards and the children continued the story.  We then looked at the cards backwards and told a different story.

Show and Tell:   Each child brought in a green item to show us.  They came up one at a time and discussed their item and why they brought it.

Afternoon Centers: Center 1: Hatching Egg Art-  The children decorated one egg pattern any way they desired.  They then took the second egg pattern and drew a dinosaur of their choice on it.  We connected the two eggs together by using a brass fastener. They could then make the egg hatch.  Center 2: Wooden Car tracks and village free play

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