Friday: Work Together

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

Calendar:  Discussed calendar in English and Spanish.  Samuel put the number on the calendar and discussed the weather.  He found the day of the week in Spanish.  We reviewed our colors, shape, Spanish words and Sign language words.  We sang our morning songs.

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed:  What do you do if someone asks for help?  Who helps you?  We looked at the I Can Count project.  We discussed the number 1 and 2 on the cards.  I had the children count out 1 child to put with the one and count out 2 kid picture cards to put with the 2.   Each child came up and took turns matching the correct number children to the correct card.  We then learned that if we added 1 + 2 that would equal 3. We did this math on the wipe off board and used the picture cards to help us figure out the answer.  

Language and Literacy:  How can having someone help make a task go faster?  When people work together, it makes less work for each person.  I had the children hide their eyes so that they couldn’t see where I hid the K and the picture of the Key.  I had them pay attention to the K arrow that I had and where it was pointing as where to go to try to find the K with the Key picture.  The children worked together to find the K and Key picture.  They had fun doing this.  We did it several times to give other children the opportunity to find the pictures.  We reviewed how to form the letter Kk and went through the dictionary to discuss all the words that begin with K.  

Creative Development:  Discussed:  How can you include everyone’s ideas when you work together?  Discussed the importance of making room for people physically and creatively when working together.  We looked at the pictures they made with their hand print and foot print.  We discussed how they could turn those prints into animals or a garden.  The children will make room for all their other artwork on that paper.  

Science: Discussed:  How could something be easier if you do it with a friend?  We had a stamper in a bag and each child came up one at a time to feel it without looking.  After everyone had a chance to feel it, they guessed what they thought it was.  Kade guessed it correctly which helped everyone else get the right answer. The children then each came up one at a time to stamp on a piece of paper and then as soon as they made some stamp prints they ran around the room till each child had a turn to stamp.  We discussed how we worked together to stamp on the paper.  

Social Emotional Development:   Discussed:  How many thumbprints do you think it would take to cover a letter K the size of the hands-on letter? We counted how many of Miss Kim’s thumbprints would fill up the Capital K.  

Show and Tell:  Each child brought an item in that begins with the Letter K.  They came up one at a time to show their item and tell why they brought it.  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:  Outside play/ Blocks

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