Friday: Food

Jan 25, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form. Lily was not here today so we did the calendar together.  We found the day of the week in Spanish, discussed the weather and added the number to the calendar.  We discussed the pattern.  We reviewed the colors and shapes.

Brainstorm/Fun Facts:  Reviewed what we learned about music.  The children told me everything they know about food.  Discussed: What type of food grows in the grasslands?  Fun facts:  The main food groups are fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins and dairy.  You have to eat food to have energy. African food:  Fish is typically cooked together with beef, chicken or goat.  During times  when meat is scarce, Africans will eat root vegetables like yams or sweet potatoes with eggs.  Watermelon is one of the most widely eaten fruits in Africa.  Slow cooking is a customary method of preparing African food.  Ingredients are placed in a pot and slowly heated over a fire.  Wheat, oats, barley, corn and sun flowers are foods grown in the grasslands.

Social Studies:  Discussed:  What is a food chain? Explained that a food chain is the story of who eats whom.  In the African Savanna the food chain begins with grass and trees.  The zebras, antelopes and giraffes eat the grass.  Then, the cheetah, lions and snakes eat the zebras.  Whatever meat the cheetah leaves behind, the termites, hyenas and ants enjoy eating.  We looked at our Bilingual Books.  The children helped me read the book again today in English and in Spanish.  We discussed animals that are herbivores (eat plants) and carnivores (eat meat).

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  How do foods like grains, fruits and vegetables grow?  These foods begin as a seed and need water and sun to grow.  We looked at the cover of the Storytelling book “Growing a Feast”.  The children predicted what they thought the story would be about.  I passed out the storytelling pieces to each child.  Some children had yams, some had wheat and others had corn.  I read the story and the children participated by doing what the story asked if they had that item.  After the story, I asked questions  to review and retell the story.  Questions:  What food was grown on the farm? (yams, wheat and corn).  Where does your food come from?  (grocery store)  Have you ever grown a garden?  (at Miss Kim’s)  What was in our garden?  What does a farm or garden need to grow?  

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed:  What is your favorite food? Does it grow from a seed?  We looked at their Journals that they worked on yesterday.  We discussed the number 10.  We counted the 10 flowers and drums.  We clapped 10 times.  We found our 10 fingers and toes.  

Social Emotional Development:  Discussed:  What kind of food begins with the /s/ sound?  We looked at the S and discussed all the foods we could think of that begin with the /s/ sound.

Show and Tell:  The children brought in 10 items.  They came up one at a time to count out their items.  Thomas and Lucas brought in 10 pieces of candy that they shared with the children.

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:  Wooden Blocks

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