Thursday: Rock

May 17, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.  Gretchen put the number on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish. She reviewed our colors, shapes, Spanish and Sign language words.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what we learned about ducks.  Today the children told us everything they know about rocks.  Fun facts:  Rocks and stones are naturally occurring solids made up of minerals.  The Earth’s crust is made up of a rock.  Rocks have been used by humans for millions of years, from early tools and weapons through to various construction materials.  Molten rock below the earth’s surfaces is called magma.  The earth’s surface is made up of massive slabs of rock known as plates.  Most rocks are hard but not all of them.  Rocks come in all different sizes and their weights are all different.  

Physical Development:  Discussed:  Where do you walk that has rocks?  We looked at their I Can Write Project sheets and reviewed the letter Dd. The children came up one at a time to practice writing their capital and lowercase Dd on the wipe off board.  

Social Studies:  Discussed:  What do you know about fossils?  We looked at the World Map and found South America.  We then touched the bottom of South America where Argentina is.  We looked at Argentina’s flag and discussed.  

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  What happens when you throw a rock in the water?  We had lots of rocks and sorted them by size.  We placed small rocks on the lowercase Hands-on letter d and large rocks on the uppercase letter D.  The children then took turns “dropping” the rocks into the water to watch them splash and discussed what they saw.  We Dropped for the letter D. 

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed:  Where have you seen a lot of rocks?  We looked at the number 19 on the wipe off board.  We discussed the two numbers that made 19.  We counted out 19 rocks.  We looked at our Journal page and counted the 19 ducks.  I had the children come up one at a time to practice writing the number 19.  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Outside play Center 2: My Little Journal-  The children went to the 19 page and practiced writing the number 19.  They then dipped their fingertips into paint and made 19 prints on the page to represent rocks.   


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