Wednesday: Hay

Oct 16, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar: Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form. We added the number to the calendar, discussed the pattern and weather.  We reviewed the colors, shapes, Spanish, Sign Language and Sight words.  

Fun Facts/Brainstorming: Reviewed what we learned about sheep. Today the children told me everything they know about Hay.  Fun facts: Hay is grass, legumes or other herbaceous plants that have been cut, dried and stored for use as animal food, particularly for grazing livestock such as cattle, horses, goats, and sheep.   Hay is fed when or where there is not enough pasture or rangeland.  Once hay is cut, dried and raked into windows, it is usually gathered into bales or bundles, then hauled to a central location for storage. Hay must be fully dried when baled and kept dry in storage.  If hay is baled while too moist or becomes wet while in storage, there is a significant risk of spontaneous combustion.  

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discuss: How much hay do you think a horse can eat?  We looked at the Discover Games Sheet.   The horses  have numbers on them. the children had to tell us the number and count out the matching number bales of hay.  We did this several times so all the children could participate.

Language and Literacy: Discuss: If you had a horse, what would you name it?  The children practiced galloping around the room.  They then tiptoed around the room.  We looked at the participation story, “Harry the Horse and the Big Pile of Hay.”  The children predicted what they thought the story would be about.  We read the story and discussed.  We then read the story again and the children tiptoed and galloped with the story.  

Science: Discuss: What has seeds?  The children took a walk to find things in nature that grew from seeds.  We brought the items in with us to explore them.  We also looked at a squash from the garden and an apple. We opened the apple and squash and pulled all the seeds out.  We then counted all the seeds in each.  Discussed which one had more and less.

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discuss: What is red on a farm? What is brown? We placed the color wands on opposite sides of the room.  The children then went on a color hunt to find something with brown or red on it.  The children then placed the object they found next to the matching wand.

Tumble Bus Day:  See the form by the front door to see the activity they did today.

Show and Tell:  The children were to bring in an item that grows from a seed. They each came up one at a time to tell about their items and discuss how they grow.

Afternoon Centers: Center 1:Outside Play  Center 2: Horse Blanket- The children will learn how to weave the paper to make a horse blanket.  Center 3:  Construction Paper Apple Art-  The children tore pieces of red construction paper to glue on the apple pattern.  They used green for the leaf and yellow for the stem.  


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