Monday: Small Pets (Combined lesson with Tuesday)

Oct 6, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

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

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what we learned about fish.  Today the children told us what a small pet is.  They told me what they thought the smallest pet was.  Discussed some fun facts about small pets.

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discuss: How small is the smallest step you can take? How big is your biggest step?  We had the Body Box and each child came up one at a time to roll the cube.  The children did what the cube asked when it landed on that side.  Examples, Make a one with your body; Find something yellow in the room; etc..

Physical Development:  Discuss: What food would you feed a mouse?  Explained that many small animals eat bits of food, but a mouse that is loose will get into many different items.  We made a fish bowl snack for everyone to enjoy.  The children discussed how we have to wash our hands before we mess with food.  We put blueberry cream cheese on a rice cake and added goldfish to swim in the cream cheese.  This was our fishbowl.  The children loved eating this fish bowl.  It was so yummy!!

Social and Emotional Development:  Discuss: What kind of home would you make for a hamster? Explained that hamsters (and other rodents) enjoy running through tunnels and being active.  We discussed how they could build tunnels with the toys in the room.

Language and Literacy:  Discuss: What does (would) your family do with a pet?  We discussed how they would draw a picture of their family and a real or imaginary pet in afternoon centers.  

Social Studies:  Discuss: How many different pets can you think of ? We reviewed all our Little Learning cards.  Reviewed all our colors, shapes, letters, and numbers from the month.

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1: Outside play Center 2: Keeping Memories writing:  The children drew a picture of their family and made a pet or imaginary pet on the paper.   Center 3: Little Learning Cards- The children cut apart their cards and colored them. 

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