Tuesday: Phone

Sep 25, 2012   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

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

Creative Development:  Discussed:  Who do you like to call on the phone?  Why do you think each family has a different phone number?  We looked at the phone that they will be making in afternoon centers.  

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed:  How is talking on the phone different from writing a letter?  Similar?  I used my cell phone and called the house phone to talk to Miss Kayla.  The kids thought that was funny.  I told her I needed some eggs!  We discussed how I could tell her something quickly on the phone faster than writing her a letter.  When you mail a letter it takes a couple days to get the mail to them.  We looked at the pattern guide and invited them to pat their legs as they say “letter” and clap their hands as they say “phone”.  We did a pattern with clapping and patting our legs saying “letter” and “phone”.  We then made a pattern with the boy and girl picture one was holding a letter and the other a phone.  The children helped me do the repeating pattern of  phone, letter, phone, letter, etc.  They continued it using the picture cards.  We then changed the pattern to phone, phone, letter, phone, phone, letter and also letter, letter, phone, letter, letter, phone.  The children helped to continue all the patterns.

Physical Development: Discussed:  What is an emergency?  Who should you call in an emergency?  9-1-1 is an emergency number if you need the police, firefighter  or ambulance.  I held a baby doll and we pretended to be babysitting.  We discussed different scenarios (acting them out with the baby) and decided together if each one is an emergency or not.  Each child practiced dialing 9-1-1 on a fake telephone.  All the children then stood up and held up 5 fingers.  We did the rhyme together “Five Little Monkey’s Jumping on the bed”.  The children all acted it out by jumping and falling down.  I then named a child to call the doctor and they said “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”

Science:   Discussed:  How do you think a phone works?  We discussed how when I called Miss Kayla on the cellphone it rang in the house.  We discussed the phone lines outside and technology.  We discussed vibration and made noise with our mouth to make our throats vibrate.  We then held onto a string and felt it vibrate when I flicked it.  Discussed how sound travels like a wave you cannot see.  We made waves on the string.  We used two paper cups and put a string in the bottom of them to make a phone.  I had one child at a time come put the one cup on their ear while I talked in the other cup, making sure the string was tight,  and they felt the vibration.  The children also felt the vibration on the string when I talked.  

Show and Tell:  The children each brought in a play phone.  They came up one at a time to show us their phone and tell us what we can use it for.  We also practiced dialing 9-1-1 on their play phones.  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:  Outside play/ Legos Center 2:  Phone Art-  The children will paint a phone pattern and glue the number keys on it.  They will then color and staple their phone books.  

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