Thursday: Deep Holes

Feb 17, 2012   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar: Discussed calendar in English and Spanish. Samuel added the number to the calendar, he discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  He reviewed the Spanish and Sign language words. 

Brainstorm/Fun Facts: We reveiwed what they learned about kites.  The children discussed what they know about holes.  People make some holes and others are made by nature. Fun Facts:  In general any hole more than 4 to 5 times its Diameter, is considered a deep hole.  In man’s search for mineral wealth, many enormous holes have been dug.  In addition, nature occasionally produces some astounding holes.  The Great Blue Hole is an underwater sinkhole of the coast of Belize.  The hole is 1,000 feet across and 400 feet deep. It was formed as a limestone cave during the last iceage.  The Kimberley Diamond Mine (also known as the Big Hole) holds the title of being the largest hand-dug hole in the world

Speaking:  Discussed:  What is the most interesting place in nature around you?  Why is it interesting?  Special places in our world are called world wonders.  We read the book, “I Wonder about Our World”.  The children told me the places in the book that they thought were the most interesting.

Physical Science:  Discussed:  How can you use a ball to make a hole?  We discussed what a crater is.  We had a tub filled with sand.  We used a ball to drop into the sand and see that it made an indent in the sand “hole”.  We then tried to make the hole bigger by throwing the ball in the sand.  We measured with a ruler the two different hole depths.  Each child got to throw the ball into the sand to see if they could make a bigger hole.  We measured all their holes.

Visual Art:   Discussed:  Why do you think the Grand Canyon has different colors in the walls?  The different colors show the different layers of earth.  Water from the river cut into the earth and created the canyon.  I showed the children how to paint glue onto the paper into different layers. I then added different colors of sand to make layers of the earth.

Show and Tell:  Each child was to bring a pink item from home.  They came up one at a time to tell us about their item.

Visual Art:  Discussed:  What would you use to make a hole if you were a bird? Some birds can use their beak to make a hole.  We looked at the red and pink bird and recalled the color.  We had two bird houses one red and one pink . The children matched up the bird with the bird house. 

Afternoon Centers: Center 1: Wooden Car track and Village  Center 2: Layers of Sand Art-  The children will paint glue onto their paper.  They will use a funnel for the sand to seap through and do different colors of sand layer designs.

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