Monday: Pigs

Oct 7, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.  Lily is the new calendar and meteorologist for this week.  She didn’t want to put the numbers on the calendar so we did that for her.  She did find the day of the week in Spanish and discussed the weather.  We reviewed the pattern on the calendar.  Lily reviewed the colors, shapes, Spanish, Sign Language and sight words.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the children learned about seeds on Friday.  Today the children told us everything they know about pigs!  They told us where they have seen pigs before.  Fun facts:  A pig’s snout is an important tool for finding food in the ground and sensing the world around them.  Like humans, pigs are omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and other animals.  Pigs are intelligent animals.  They have excellent sense of smell.  There are around 2 billion pigs in the world.  Humans farm pigs for meat such as pork, bacon and ham.  Some people like to keep pigs as pets.  Wild pigs (boars) are often hunted in the wild.  In some areas of the world, wild boars are the main source of food for tigers.  

 Physical Development: Discussed: What kind of trails do you like to follow? We looked at the I Can Write sheet and discussed the trails on sheet. We showed the children how to follow the trail with their pencil very carefully!  We talked about not falling off the trail or the alligator would eat us,  

Social and Emotional Development: Discussed: What thing do animals do that people shouldn’t? Explained that animals do not have manners, but people should.  We learned the sign for “Thank you”.  Thank you-Put your open hand near your lips.  Move your hand out and down in the direction of the person you are thanking.  Each child practiced doing this sign.  We then passed a child an eraser and that child would need to sign “Thank you”.  Each child passed it to another child and that child would tell them ” Thank you” by signing it.

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discussed: What goes with a pig?  We had pairs of cards and placed on on the floor face up.   We held the matching pair.  The child came up and would draw from our hands.  They then had to decide which card went with it. These were harder for the children to decide what went with that card,   Examples; “pig” went with the “pig pen”;” horse” went with “horse shoe”; “seeds” went with the “garden”; “tomato can” went with the “tomato plant”; “cow” went with the “milk”.  When the child picked the card and found the pair they told us why they thought that went with each other.  This was a little more difficult for them to do.

Science:   Discussed:  What do you think a pig eats?  We had several items from nature in a bag.  The children came up one at a time to feel what was in the bag without looking.  They described how it felt; soft, hard, bumpy, etc.  After everyone had a chance to feel the items, they guessed what they thought it was.  We pulled the items out and discussed if the pig would eat it or not.  

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  What body parts do pigs have?  Explained that pigs have small thin tails that seem to be curly.  We looked at the letter Cc. We showed the children how to write this letter.  The children came up one at a time to practice making a capital and lowercase C on the board.  They then also practiced making the letters on the I Can Write sheet and in the Journals.

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Outside play/Legos Center 2: My Little Journal- The children will practice making capital and lowercase C’s.  They will then make curly tails all over the page and notice the C in the curly tail.    Center 3:  I Can Write sheet-The children will trace the paths between the set of illustrations.  They will then practice writing the Capital and Lowercase C. 


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