Monday: Seed

Oct 1, 2012   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed calendar in English and Spanish. Abby is the new calendar and meteorologist for this week.  She wasn’t feeling well this morning so we did calendar together. Discussed the new month of October.  We put the number on the calendar and discussed the weather.  We read the days of the week and months of the year.  The children reviewed the shape, colors, Spanish and Sign language words. We sang our morning songs.

Brainstorm/Fun Facts:  We discussed what we know about seeds?  We looked at pictures of different seeds and also real seeds.  The children compared them.

Creative Development: Discussed:  What do you think a tree seed looks like?  Tree seeds come in many shapes and sizes. I asked children to bring in seeds that they find at their houses from outdoors or from fruits that they eat, so we can look at those.  We compared pine-cone seeds, acorns, cherry pits and apple seeds. We looked at the craft they will be making in afternoon centers.

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed:  Which shapes have four sides?  We looked at the Shape Mat on the wall to discuss all the shapes with 4 sides.  I held up the Mystery Envelope and each child tried to guess the shape in the Envelope.  I told them that the shape has 4 sides and 4 corners.  After the children guessed, I gave them another clue that 2 of the sides are long and 2 are short.  I also told them that many doors and windows are shaped like that shape.  That is when Kade and Thomas knew it was a Rectangle in the Envelope.  We made a rectangle out of the seeds that we had.  

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  In what ways do seeds look differently?  We looked at pictures of seeds and real seeds and discussed the differences in them.  I wrote a child’s full name on the wipe off board and if they recognized their name they stood up and  read it to us.  We are having difficulties recognizing our full names.  

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed:  How many seeds do you think there are inside an apple?  We cut open 4 apples to count the seeds in each one and noticed that there were a different number of seeds in each apple.  I then had each child come up one at a time and count seeds to match the number on the Apple Counting Project Mat.

Show and Tell:   Each child brought in a rectangular item.  They came up one at a time and showed their item and discussed how it was rectangular.  They told me where the long and short sides were.

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:  Outside play  Center 2:  Name tags-  The children will practice writing their first name on the name tag. Center 3: Apple Seed Art- The children will paint two leave shapes from the paper plate green. They will use the rest of the plate as the core of their apple. They will paint the apple core red and try to leave the middle white.  They will then glue on a number of seeds to match their age.  Center 4: Apple Counting Seed project- The children will practice counting out seeds to match the numbers on the mat.  

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