Monday: Milky Way

Apr 23, 2012   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed calendar in English and Spanish. Max is the new calendar and meteorologist boy for this week.  He discussed the weather, found the numbers for the calendar and found the day of the week in Spanish.  He discussed the pattern on the calendar.  Max reviewed all the Spanish and Sign Language words.  

Brainstorm/Fun Facts:  We reviewed what they learned about Friday with Miss Corrie.  They learned about Pluto on Friday.  Pluto was once considered a planet, but in 1996 sceintists determined that Pluto was too small to be classified as a planet.  It was then classified as a “dwarf planet.”  Today the children tried to tell me everything they know about the Milky Way but the children didn’t know what that was.  The Milky Way is the name for the galaxy (a collection of stars) in which our Solar System is located.  Fun Facts:  We live in one of the arms of a large spiral galaxy called the Milky Way.  The Sun and its planets (including Earth) live in this quiet part of the galaxy, about half way out from the center.  The Milky Way is shaped like a huge whirlpool that rotates once every 200 million years.  It is made up of at least 100 billion starts, as well as dust and gas.  

Global Citizenship:  Discussed:  What do you think is part of the Milky Way?  The Milky Way is made up of more than a hundred billion stars and includes the planets and sun.  Earth is a very small part of the Milky Way.  We looked at the World Map and found where we live.  We then recalled where Russia is on the map.  Explained that many people live all over the Earth.  Explained that we share our planet with many people, but we also share our moon, stars, planets and all that we can see. Discussed:  Did you know that the first dog in space, Laika, was from Russia?  Did you know Russia is well known for world famous ballet dancers?  Ben demonstrated how to be a ballet dancer.  

Social Skills:  Discussed:  Is there milk in the Milky Way?  When you look at the Milky Way from Earth it seems to form a whitish-milky circle in the sky.  It is not real milk.  We looked at the Milky Way design that they will make with white paint in afternoon centers.

Logic:  Discussed:  If you traveled in space, what souvenir would you want to bring home?  We looked at the Charting Choices Poster and named each item on it.  There was a  star, moon rock and alien.  They got to come up one at a time and place a white dot sticker in the column that they wanted to bring home with them as a souvenir: star, moon rock or alien.  We discussed more and less. 

Speaking:    Discussed:  What would you want to ride through the Milky Way?  We all played the Folder game.  Each child picked a different color of marker and got to spin the spinner. They had to move their colored marker to that shape on the path from Earth to the Moon.  We played until each child got to reach the moon. 

Numbers and Sight Words:  We reviewed all our sight words.  We then looked at the number line chart and counted to 50.  We then counted to 20 in Spanish.  We discussed the pattern of numbers that we saw on the chart.  We learned how to count by 5’s and 10’s.  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1: Outside Play Center 2:  Milky Way Design-  The children will use white paint to make a design on the dark paper.  They will then glue the picture frame onto the paper.  

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