Tuesday: Footprints

Jan 25, 2012   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar: Discussed calendar in English and Spanish. Finn added the number to the calendar, told us the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.

Brainstorm/Fun Facts: We discussed what they would do if they found a dinosaur footprint?   Fun Facts:  If the average Tyrannosaurus Rex walked two or three miles per day, it would have left behind thousands of footprints.  Newly formed footprints, on the other hand, can only hope to be preserved when they’re left alone– by the elements and by other dinosaurs–and given a chance to harden.  The necessary condition for dinosaur footprints to survive 100 million years is that the impression has to be made in soft clay, and then baked dry by the sun.

Visual Art:  Discussed:  What do you think your feet would look like if you were a dinosaur?  We took our plastic monster feet and the children practiced walking on them and pretending they were a dinosaur.  We showed them the paper feet that they will be making in afternoon centers.

Emergent Writing:  Discussed:  What details do you think you would see in your footprint? We found the page with 10 on it in our Little Journals.  Discussed how to make the number 10. We even counted to 10.  The children took turns coming up to practice writing the number 10 on the wipe off board.

Afternoon Centers: Center 1: Wooden Blocks free play.  Center 2: Dino Feet Art-  The children colored on their dino feet pattern.  They made toes on the feet and added a strap so that they could walk with them.  Center 3:  My Little Journal-  The children practiced writing the number 10.  They then drew two big circles to represent feet and they had to make 10 toes total on the two feet. 

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