Monday: Rainy Day Fun

Apr 30, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.  Kade is the new calendar and meteorologist for this week.  He put the numbers on the calendar, discussed the weather, reviewed the pattern and found the day of the week in Spanish.  He reviewed our colors, shapes, Spanish and Sign Language words.  

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Discussed everything the children know about when it rains.  

Science:  Discussed:  What can you use when it is raining to help you stay dry? Explained that an umbrella is made to keep the rain off of whatever is under it.  We discussed the rain cycle.  

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  What do you do when it starts raining and you are outside? Where can you take shelter from the rain?  Explained that many things such as grass, trees, flowers, animals and plants need the rain.  Sometimes we do not like to get wet. I read a poem and we discussed.  

Creative Development: Discussed:  Where do you think the rain comes from?  We learned how to use the eyedropper and drip drops of water onto their Umbrella pattern.  I showed the children how to mix paint with water to make it runny.  

Physical Development: Discussed:  What do you see on the ground after it rains? Explained that after it rains, puddles sometimes form on the ground.  I had several big puddles placed around the room.  I had one child stand at each puddle and then asked them to follow my instructions.  “Jump OVER the puddle.”  “Jump IN  the puddle.”  “Roll over the puddle.” “Run AROUND the puddle”   etc.

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed:  How fast can you count raindrops? Explained that although you could never count all the drops of rain that fall, you can try to count the drops you hear.  I tapped on the drum and the children had to listen and tell me how many “raindrops” they heard.  We did this several times.  I then dropped the pom-poms onto the drum and we listened to that sound.  I passed out a cloud to every child and then passed them each 4 pom-poms.  I tapped on the drum and the children had to count how many times it was.  They then added that many pom-poms to their cloud.  We did this several times.  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1: Outside Play Center 2: Rainy Day Art- The children used watered down paint to suck up in an eyedropper.     They then made it rain different colors onto the umbrella pattern.   


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