Thursday: States of Water

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

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

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what we learned about a rainbow.  Today we talked about what water looks like when it is frozen (solid)? Liquid? Gas?  We reviewed the science lesson yesterday when we took an ice cube and used a blow dryer to heat it up and watch what happened.  Fun facts:  Clouds, snow, and rain are all made up of some form of water.  A cloud is comprised of tiny water droplets and/or ice crystals, a snowflake is an aggregate of many ice crystals, and rain is liquid water.  Water is known to exist in three different states; as a solid, liquid or gas.  Water usually makes up 55% to 78% of the human body.  

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  How does water in a lake change during a year? We looked at the postcards that we did yesterday to discuss our lakes that we were to make.  We discussed what we could see at a lake during certain times of year. 

Physical Development: Physical Development- How can an umbrella help you in the sun? In the rain? We talked about the letter U and the sound it makes.  We then discussed words that begin with that letter.  We taught them how to make the capital and lowercase letter.  We had each child come up one at a time to practice making the capital and lowercase U on the wipe off board. We looked at their journals where they practiced yesterday making the letter Uu.  

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed:  When do you see steam? Ice? We looked at the Pattern Guide and had them identify the states of water (liquid, solid, or gas).  We had the children repeat the pattern and then see if they could continue it without our help using the picture cards:  liquid (water glass), solid (ice cubes), gas (pot w/steam), liquid (water glass), solid (ice cubes), gas…etc.  We then moved the pictures around to make a different patterns. Each child came up to continue the pattern.

Show and Tell:  Each child brought in an item that begins with the letter U.  They came up one at a time to discuss the item they brought. 

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Outside play & Garden play Center 2: Glass of Art-The children blew bubbles in a bowl of watery paint.  They then pressed the paper glass to the bubbles to make prints.   Center 3:  Toothbrush Art- the children will use a toothbrush to paint with.   Center 4: Learning cards- The children will cut apart their learning cards.


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