Wednesday: Cheese

Oct 24, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

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

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the children learned about milk.  Today the children told me everything they know about cheese.  They told me how they thought cheese was made.  Fun Facts:  Remains of cheese have been found in Egyptian tombs over 4000 years old.  Cheddar is the best-selling cheese in the United States.  It takes around 10 liters of milk to make 1 kilogram of hard cheese.  The United States is the top producer of cheese in the world.  Pizza Hut uses about 140 million kilograms of cheese per year.  A farm in Sweden makes moose cheese.  Greece has the highest cheese consumption in the world.

Creative Development:  Discussed: What animals do you think like cheese?  We discussed how mice like to eat cheese.  I hid cheese triangles around the room and had the children close their eyes when I did this.  I had them go find one piece of cheese to eat.   We then looked at the afternoon center craft they will be doing.

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discussed: What is your favorite cheese? What shape is it?  Cheese can be made into many shapes: circles, triangles, squares, or cylinders.  We looked at the Design Mat.  The children used the foam shape triangles of different sizes to fill in the blanks on the mat and complete the picture.

Creative Development:  Discussed: How do you think cheese smells? Do like the taste?  We got to try 9 different types of cheese. The children had to smell each type of cheese discuss what they smell and then eat the cheese. They would tell me if they liked it or not.  Some pieces they kept wanting more of.  We tried Swiss, Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Colby Jack, Apple Smoked Gouda Cheese, Muenster, Farmers, Garlic & Dill White Cheddar, and Fontina cheese.   Stepheyne, Harper and Maggie ate a lot of cheese with us.  We looked at the Little Theater skit.  Discussed the title and predicted what we thought it would be about.  I then picked children to play the different parts in  skit.  I would say the line and they would repeat it.  They loved acting this story out.  We then asked questions after doing the skit to check for comprehension.

Language and Literacy:  Discussed: On what type of food do you like to put cheese?   We looked at pictures of different foods and discussed if we would put cheese on it or not.  I then showed the children how to draw a piece of cheese on white paper with a white crayon.  The children couldn’t see the cheese though.  I then painted over my drawing with watercolor paint and we watched the cheese appear.

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

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Outside play/Large Cardboard Blocks Center 2: Changing Milk Art- The children made a drawing of a piece of cheese using white crayon on white paper.  They then painted over their drawing with watercolor paint and watched it appear. Center 3:  The children were given yarn, pompom, and cheese cutout. They used these collage pieces to make a mouse eating     the cheese.  They glued the pompom on as the body, the yarn was the tail and added a face from other pieces.  


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