Monday: Museum

Jan 30, 2012   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar: Discussed calendar in English and Spanish.  Max is the calendar and weather boy for this week.  He found the numbers for the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  He reviewed the Spanish and Sign language words.

Brainstorm/Fun Facts:  Reviewed what they learned about volcanoes.  The children told me what they know about Museums.  Museums help us learn about our past (history).  Fun Facts:  Museums are working every day in the public interest, educating and engaging our communities.  There are all kinds of museums-including aquariums, art museums, botanical gardens, children’s museums, military museums, natural history museum, nature centers, etc…

Emergent Writing:  What do you think you might find in a museum?  Most museums have paintings and photographs of items they specialize in. Some museums have the actual items or copies (replicas) of the items.  The children looked at the Storytelling Poster and shared something they learned this month about dinosaurs or other information learned.  Discussed how they will be writing this information on a postcard and sending it to a family member. 

Logic:   Discussed:  What dinosaur bones would you like to see at the museum?  We used the wooden blocks to build dinosaur skeletons.

Emergent Writing:   Discussed:  What would you want to see in a museum about dinosaurs?  The children each took a page of the class book and drew a picture about what they learned.  I wrote down what they wanted to tell you about what they learned this month.  We discussed what pictures we wanted to add to the cover of the class book.  It will be at the front door for all parents to read.

Health and Safety:  Discussed:  How do you think the museums keep bones together to display them?  Discussed h0w we had to wash our hands before we worked with food.  The children got some peanut butter and pretzel sticks on a plate to build a dinosaur skeleton of their own.  They then ate their dinosaurs.

Show and Tell:  Today was PJ day.  The children were also to bring a homemade birthday card for Will.  He sat on my lap and read all his wonderful birthday cards.  He really liked them. 

Afternoon Centers: Center 1: Lacing shapes & library books  Center 2: Postcard-  The children will draw a picture on the card to show a family member what they learned this month at daycare.  They will then ask Miss Felicia for help writing what they want to their family member.

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