Friday: Carrot

Mar 24, 2012   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar: Discussed calendar in English and Spanish.  Ben added the number to the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish. He reviewed all our Spanish and Sign Language words. 

Brainstorm/Fun Facts: The children told Miss Corrie everything they know about carrots.  Carrots are a root vegetable. Fun Facts:  Carrots were one of the earliest vegetables grown by man.  They are related to parsley.  In the past their leaves were used to decorate the hats of royalty.  Doctors say that they improve vision, especially at night because of our very high level of vitamin A (carotene). 

Emergent Writing:  Discussed:  How big do you think a carrot is?  Carrots can be very small, like the size of your pinkie, or they can be very large like your arm.  We reviewed the color orange and how we made carrots on our Journal page this week during afternoon centers.

Shapes:   Discussed:  How could we cook carrots?  Carrots can be eaten raw, sliced and baked, boiled in a soup or grated to make carrot cake.  We put the pieces of the puzzle in a bowl.  Invited one child to come up and gently stir then remove one piece of the puzzle and place it in a cake pan.  We continued this until all pieces are in the pan and we worked together to assemble the puzzle.  We discussed the picture on the puzzle.

Gross Motor:  Discussed:  What have you pulled from the ground? We were unable to go outside and practice pulling weeds and grass due to the rain.  Movement:  The children stood very tall with their hands to their sides.  Then they were to bend their knees slightly and pretend to be a carrot under ground.  The children jumped up and reached their hands to the sky and pretended to be a carrot that was pulled from the ground.  We then sang a song to the tune of “Happy and You Know It”.. “If it’s a carrot and you know it, pull it up.” (repeat) “…..then if you will see the color orange. If it’s a carrot and you know it pull it up.”

Visual Art:   Discussed:  What color is a carrot?  Many carrots are orange but there are also red, yellow and purple carrots.  We looked at our Carrot Color Craft that we made the other day in afternoon centers.

Show and Tell:  The children each brought Birthday cards for Max and Rudy.  We discussed how the boys have the same birthday because they are twins.  Each child got to come up and sit on Miss Corrie’s lap and read their birthday cards. It was also PJ day today so we looked at all their pajama’s.

Afternoon Centers: Center 1:  Lego’s 

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