Wednesday: Tremendous Trees

Feb 27, 2012   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

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

Brainstorm/Fun Facts: The children told me what they know about trees.  In California, there are some very old and very big trees.  The Sequoias are so big that it takes 10 people to hold hands to reach around the trunk of the smallest Sequoia tree. Fun Facts:  A tree is a perennial woody plant of considerable size, usually over twenty feet high, and growing with a single trunk the lower part of which is usually un-branched.  Trees help prevent erosion, provide building materials and food from their fruits and nuts.  Trees keep our air supply fresh by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen.  The world’s tallest tree is a coast redwood in California, measuring more than 360 ft.  The average size tree can provide enough wood to make 170,000 pencils.

Global Citizenship:  Discussed:  How tall are you?  The redwood trees in California stand about 367 feet tall.  This is as tall as a skyscraper with about 37 floors.  I measured each child to see how tall they were.  We looked at the World Map and found the green continent.  Discussed that this is the United States of America.  Brogan came up and showed us where we live.  We looked at our flag and placed it on the United States of America.

Logic:  Discussed:  Which world wonder would you like to visit?  We looked at the Charting Choices Poster and the children each came up one at a time to put a sticker on where they want to go. We then compared the places and discussed more and less. 

Social Skills:  Discussed:  How does a tree feel?  We took a walk outside and felt the different trees.  We then did a tree rubbing with each child. 

Show and Tell:   Each child was to bring in a picture of a Tree or a Toy Tree.  We looked at the differences in their Tree’s that they brought.

Tumble Bus Day: See form at the front door to see the activities this week.

Afternoon Centers: Center 1:  Wooden Blocks Center 2: Tree Art-  They will use their tree rubbing and add the items that they collected to the picture. Center 3:  Cutting Stones-  The children will cut the stone paper and glue it to their wall. 

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