Tuesday: Bus

Nov 27, 2012   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed calendar in English and Spanish. Gretchen put the number on the calendar and discussed the weather.  She found the day of the week in Spanish.  She reviewed all the colors, shapes, Sign Language and Spanish words.  

Brainstorm/Fun Facts:  We reviewed what we learned about trains yesterday.  The children told me everything they know about Buses today.  Fun Facts: Buses emit the least carbon dioxide per passenger mile when compared to other vehicles.  They are on average 6 times more energy and fuel-efficient than single occupancy automobiles.  There are 3 times as many bus stations nationwide as there are airports and intercity rail terminals.  More than 2, 000 new buses are manufactured each year.  Bus travel is among the safest forms of surface transportation.  

Creative Development:  Discussed:  What color bus have you seen?  We looked at the bus they will be making in afternoon centers.

Languge and Literacy: Discussed:  What parts of a bus can move?  We looked at the Poetry Poster and read it to the kids.  It was the “Wheels on the Bus”.  We then sang the song “The Wheels on the Bus”.  

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed:  How many people do you think can fit on a bus?  We went to the 6 page on their Little Journals.  We counted the trains on the page in English and Spanish.  We then discussed how we could draw a bus and put 6 people on the bus.  I showed the children how to write the numeral 6.

Social Studies:   Discussed:  Where do buses go?  We had a piece of paper for each place we discussed that a bus could go or things we would see on our bus ride and drew that picture on one piece of paper.  We pretended to be on the bus and I held the picture up when we passed that object or place.  

Show and tell:  Each child brought in 6 items.  They came up one at a time to count out their 6 items.  Each child also told us what 6 was in Spanish.  I had to get some items for a few children that didn’t bring anything to count because they were sad.  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:  Outside play/ Community Helper toys  Center 2:  My Little Journal-  The children will go to the page with 6 and draw a bus.  They will then use an ink pad to dip their thumbs and make 6 thumbprints in the windows of the bus for people. They can then put eyes and mouth on the prints.    Center 3:  Bus Art-The children will take a paper bag and paint it the color they want their bus to be.  They will then let that dry and cut out the windows and doors of the bus.  They will attach souffle cups (wheels) with brass fasteners to the sides of the bag and then stuff the bag with paper.  They will tape the end of the bag shut and add the windows and doors.  They will try to leave one side of the door unglued so that they can open and shut it.  

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