Tuesday: Lemon

Oct 9, 2012   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed calendar in English and Spanish. Thomas put the number on the calendar and discussed the weather.  He found the day of the week in Spanish.  Thomas told us all the colors, shapes, Spanish and Sign language words.  We all counted to 20 in English and Spanish.  We sang our morning songs.

Brainstorm/Fun Facts:  We reviewed what we learned about Apples.  Today the children told me everything they know about Lemons.  Fun Facts: Lemons are  good for soar throats.  Lemons are useful for even small things apart from the big things such as fighting cancer, and strengthening the blood vessels.  A quick rub of a lemon in the armpits helps to combat the unpleasant smell.  Lemons are the single largest best source of Vitamin C.  It has been found that a single lemon contains as much as 40mg of Vitamin C.    It has been found that a cup of black tea everyday with lemon added to it reduces certain types of skin cancer.  

Science: Discussed:  What colors can you find in a lemon? We looked at a lemon and discussed the colors.  Miss Bridgette collected leaves and flowers for us from outside.  I showed the children the colors and we laid them on a piece of paper.  I put a piece of fabric over the plants and used a rubber mallet to pound.  The children discovered that the color came off the plant and went onto the fabric.  They each will get to do this in afternoon centers.  

Mathematcis and Reasoning; Discussed:  How are lemons and oranges similar?  How are they different?  We cut open an orange and lemon and looked at all the similarities and differences.  We discussed the rind, the seeds and the fruit.  The kids got to taste each piece of citrus fruit: orange, grapefruit, lemon and lime. It was funny watching their faces pucker.  We looked at the Monthly poster and counted the lemons we saw.  I then had the numbers 1 through 5 written on a piece of paper in a basket. One child at a time came and drew a number.  They had to tell what the number was and count that many lemons or oranges on the poster. 

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  If you were a pig, what fruit would you want to eat?  We looked at the I Can Read book and wrote the sight words on the board to discuss each one.  Sight words:  I , have, a, little, big .  We read the story together because the children practiced reading the sight words.  I had each child come up and point to the “I have” in each sentence and we underlined them and counted how many we had.  

Physical Development:   Discussed:  What could you make with lemons?  Lemons can be used to make pies, cakes, muffins and lemonade.  We looked at the 3 page in their little journals.  Discussed how the children will draw 3 lemons and color them.  They will then use a grater to grate some of the lemon zest and glue onto their paper.  

Show  and Tell:  The children all wore yellow today and we looked at all the yellow they were wearing.  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1: Outside play  Center 2: Pounding colors-  The children will be placing leaves and flowers under a piece of cloth and using the rubber mallet to pound the colors onto the cloth.   Center 3:  I can Read book-  The children will find the words “I have” and underline them.  They will also write their names on the books. They can cut out their sight words to work with at home.  Center 4:  My Little Journal-  The children will go to the 3 page and draw 3 lemons and color them.  They will then grate the lemon rind to glue onto their lemons.  

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