Tuesday: Hut

Jan 22, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form. Lily put the number on the calendar and discussed the weather.  She reviewed the shapes, colors, and Sign Language words.

Brainstorm/Fun Facts: The children reviewed what they learned about Martin Luther King, Jr.  Today the children told me everything they know about a Hut.  They did not know what a hut was until we discussed it. What materials were used to build your house?  Many huts in the African grasslands are built with mud.  Fun Facts: Huts are made out of ice, stone, grass, palm leaves, branches and mud. A hut is a small single-story building, serving as a poor, rough, or temporary house or shelter.  Huts keep out the cold and can shield families from nocturnal animals.  

Creative Development:   Discussed:  How many people  live in your home?  A family can be one person or many people.  Huts are used mostly for sleeping and not for everyday living.   Discussed:  what is needed to form mud.   We looked at the mud hut art they will be doing in afternoon centers.  

Science:  Discussed:  What might you use for the roof of a mud hut? We had 3 containers of colored water: yellow, blue and red.  We discussed what would happen if we mixed two colors together.  The children chose the two colors they wanted to mix and guessed what color they thought it would make.  They discovered that red and yellow makes orange and blue and yellow makes green.  We discussed things in nature that are green.  

Mathematics and Reasoning ;  Discussed:  At your home, what does your family do together inside?  Outside?  In the grassland villages, the weather is warm and most of the family time is spent outside.  Many families play, cook and eat outside.  We used our homemade hut and paper people to do several math problems.  Examples:  I put one person inside the hut and counted how many are outside the hut.  How many are all together?  I put two people behind the hut and two people  in front of the hut.  How many people are outside of the hut? We did several other math problems.

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:What happens if mud gets too dry?  Too wet?  I had the children all touch and feel the dry sand.  We discussed it.  I then added water to the sand and the children told me how it changed and how it felt different.  I added more water and we felt and discussed how it changed again.  

Show and Tell:  Each child brought in a green item.  They came up one at a time to tell about their green items.

Afternoon Centers:   Center 1: Community Helper toys   Center 2:   Mud Hut Art-The children will paint a souffle cup with sandy brown paint.  They will then cut out little people that can live in their huts.

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