Friday: Butterfly Flutters

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

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.  Lucas discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish. He found the number and put it on the calendar.  They all discussed the pattern on the calendar.  Lucas reviewed our colors, shapes and Sign Language words.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the children learned about Migration.  We talked about what Butterfly Flutters was.  Flutter means quick and strange movements.  Butterflies communicate with each other by color, chemicals, sound and physical actions.   Two butterflies is a flutter (group).  We discussed groups that the children belong too.  Discussed groups such as family, friends, gender, church and other community-based groups.  

Creative Development:  Discussed:  What do you think “flutter” means?  We looked at our butterfly kites that they made in afternoon centers this week. I showed them how they flutter when we move them up and down.  We discussed how they matched if they pressed the one painted butterfly to the blank butterfly correctly.  Their butterflies are hanging from the ceiling with the bees.  

Social and Emotional Development:  Discussed:  How do you know which butterflies belong to a flutter? Explained that butterflies of the same flutter all look alike.  We had matching cards and looked at the butterflies to find two matching ones and discussed how they belonged to the same flutter.  We then played a matching game with the matching cards.  We sat in a circle and each child took a turn to turn 2 cards over.  If they did not have a match then it was the next child’s turn and if they had a match we all cheered and then let the next child have a turn.  While we played we discussed how the children needed to watch the cards and remember what was turned over so they could get a match also.  

Social Studies:  Discussed:  How can you talk without speaking?  Explained that sign language doesn’t have to be heard, only seen.  I asked them things in Sign Language and they told me what I said.  I then showed them how to do “butterfly” in Sign Language.  Butterfly- Cross both hands in front of chest, palms facing in and link thumbs.  Open and close hands, making wing-like movements.  We then sang a song and Signed the word “butterfly” in the song. 

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed: How many butterflies do you need to make a flutter?  Explained that just two butterflies can be a flutter.  We looked at our Little Journals and reviewed the number 16.  We then reviewed how they drew 2 butterflies to make a flutter.  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Coloring and Wooden Blocks 

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