Tuesday: Tractor

Oct 8, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form. Lily put the number on the calendar, discussed the pattern and weather.  She found the day of the week in Spanish.  We reviewed the colors, shapes, Spanish, Sight words, and Sign Language words.  

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the kids learned about pigs.  Today the children told us everything they know about tractors.  Why do you think tractors have big wheels?  Fun Facts:  In other countries, the word “tractor” usually means “farm tractor”. The first powered farm tractors were steam engines on wheels.  The first successful built tractor was built in 1902.  There are lots of injuries related to tractors.  The most common use of the term “tractor” is for the vehicles used on farms.

Creative Development:  Discussed: How are tractor wheels similar to bicycle wheels? How are they different?  We looked at the Tractor Art they will be doing in afternoon centers.

Physical Development:  Discussed: What kind of farm work would you like to do?  We looked at a flashlight.  We turned it on and off.  We then removed the batteries and turned it on. The children told me what happened.  Explained that sometimes things are taken apart and then need to be put back together again. We put the batteries back in and the light still didn’t work.  We discussed why that might be because the batteries were put in wrong.  The children then helped us put together a puzzle.  They came up one at a time to fit a piece to the puzzle. Once the puzzle was together we discussed the picture.

Language and Literacy:  Discussed: What have you seen on a farm?  We looked at the Photo Cards and discussed them.  They learned how to say those words in Spanish.  We had a race to see who could say it in Spanish the fastest. We practiced them several times.  Barn-granero–“gran-e-ro”;  Cow- vacca–“va-ca”;  Pig-cerdo–“ser-doh”; Tractor-tractor–“trac-tor”.

Mathematics and Reasoning?  Discussed: What has wheels on it?  We had two circles on paper that we painted. The children told us which one was the biggest and which one was the smallest.  We then used those circles to turn into something with wheels.  The children will make their own in afternoon centers.

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Outside play  Center 2: Moving Tractor Art-the children will paint the tractor pattern green.  They will then tear tissue paper and glue that to the tractor.  They will add the wheels on with brass fasteners and then tape it to a Popsicle stick.  Center 3:  Wheels Art-  The children will use a circular item to stamp two circles with paint.  One big circle and one small circle.  They will then turn it into something with wheels.


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