Thursday: The Great Pyramid

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 words.  We also reviewed our Sight words.

Brainstorm/Fun Facts: The children told me what they know about pyramids.  The Great Pyramids of Egypt are in Africa.  They are a world wonder.  They were built with limestone blocks.  Fun Facts:  There are about 90 pyramids in Egypt.  Pyramids were built as tombs for Egyptian kings and queens and it was considered an exclusive privilege to have a Pyramid tomb. It was built entirely of limestone, reportedly contains around thirteen million stones and took an estimated 14000 people to construct it over a period of 200 years.

Shapes:  Discussed:  What has parts?  We looked around the room and found objects that we could take apart.  We then worked together to put the puzzle together. 

Gross Motor:   Discussed:  What vehicles would you need to take to get to the Great Pyramid?  We had a bucket of water and discussed what would happen if a car is in water.  We used toy cars to experiment.  The children then pretended to be airplanes and fly to the Great Pyramids.

Visual Art:   Discussed:  What do you know about camels?  The Great Pyramids are in the desert. People ride camels in the desert.  We pretended to ride a Camel around the room, by riding the Horse.  I showed the children the camel that the children will be making in afternoon centers.

Dramatic Play:   Discussed:  What can you build with cups?  The children all got some cups and tried building tall pyramids with them.

Afternoon Centers: Center 1:Variety of Toys  Center 2:  Camel Puppet-  The children will make a face on the camel.  Add the fabric for the camels back and sand on the body of the camel.  They will place a craft stick on it when it is complete.

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