Wednesday: Owl

Dec 12, 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.  Samuel told us the colors, shapes and Sign Language words.  We practiced singing our Christmas songs.  

Brainstorm/Fun Facts:  We reviewed what we learned about Ice.  The children told me what they know about Owls today.  Owls are nocturnal, which means they are awake at night.  Fun Facts:  Owls are known for their distinct call.  Owls appear as wise and noble characters in many children’s stories.  There are about 205 species of owls.  Owls’ eyes are fixed in their sockets.  

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  How does the song of an owl and cat sound differently?  We then looked at new sight words:  look, at, the, he.  I had to discuss how to get their mouth ready for the first letter sound before they just guessed the word.  They had to make their tongue get in its spot or their mouth get in its spot before trying to say the word.  We discussed the word family “at”.  We read the, I Can Read book together.  I had the children read all the sight words that we learned.  After reading the story, I had the children come up one at a time and read a sight word and underline it.  We also practiced writing our Capital and lowercase V. 

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discussed:  What do you think an owl looks like?  We looked at three different sized Owls.  The children had to work together to put them in order from Biggest to smallest.  They then worked together to put them in order from smallest to biggest. We discussed how many of each size that we had.  

Science:   Discussed:  What does a high pitch sound like?  How about a low pitch?  Which do you think is the sound an owl makes?  We had 2 small glasses and 2 big glasses with water in them at different levels. I tapped on the glass with a pencil and we found the glasses that had a high pitch and a low pitch.  

Physical Development:  Discussed:  What helps an owl fly?  Parts of an owl:  big eyes with great vision, feathers to help fly, and claws to grab things.  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:  Outside Play/ Practice Christmas songs/ Center 2:  I Can Read book-  Underline their sight words: Look, at, the, he  Center 3:  I Can Write project-  They will practice tracing lines and making their capital and lowercase V. 

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