Wednesday: Garbage Collector

Nov 13, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

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

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what we learned about  teachers.  Today the children told us everything they know about Garbage collectors.  Fun facts:  In the United States  in 2009, garbage men collected 243 million tons of trash.  That’s 4.3 pounds of  trash per person per day.  China developed methods of Composting/Recycling, and recycling bronze for later use.  Garbage isn’t  just the smelly rotting fruits, vegetables or meat that we throw away in our homes.  That’s only a small part of all the stuff we throw away.  We create more waste that we never see; for example, construction, mining, or factory waste.  

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed: What equipment do you use to help collect garbage? We worked on making patterns with the pattern strip.  The children helped continue the pattern by adding the pictures.  We then changed the pattern to make new ones.  

Creative Development: Discussed: What animals have you seen trying to get in the garbage? Explained that many small animals such as squirrels and raccoons search through the garbage to find food.  We  had one child hide in the room while the other children tried to find them.  We counted to 13 as we searched and had them pop up and yell “surprise!”.  

Science:   Discussed: Who do you know that recycles? Explained that there are mountains of trash on Earth now.  We brainstormed ways to reuse items or recycle them to make less trash.  We had trash that we made a small trash mountain out of.  We then used those items to make a trash sculpture.  They used them to decorate their trash badges.  

Physical Development:  Discussed: Where do you put your garbage can for the garbage collector to pick up? We looked at the letter Z and discussed how to write the letter.  I wrote the capital and lowercase on the board.  The children practiced writing the capital and lowercase Z on the wipe-off boards.  We looked at the Z page in the Journals.

Language and Literacy: Discussed: What kinds of things can you recycle? The children helped me read the Rebus Reader.  They predicted what they thought the story would be about by looking at the title.  We discussed as we read the story and the children answered questions at the end of the story.  

Tumble Bus Day:  Please see the form by the sign in and out book to see what activity they did today.  Mr. Mik was dressed up like a clown and had a squeaking nose.  

Show and Tell:  The children came up one at a time to count out their 2 items.  They did not need any help counting to 2.  Maggie then sat on Miss Peyton’s lap and we read all her birthday cards from yesterday.  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1: Variety of Toys Center 2: My Little Journal- The children practiced writing their capital and lowercase Z.  They then drew a large Z at the top of the page to pretend it was a road.  They drew garbage cans along the road for the garbage truck to pick up.  Center 3:  Eco Kids Badge- The children colored and used trash to decorate their badge.  We reminded them how we can reuse our trash for different things.Center 4: Trashcan Surprise Puppet-The children will color a small cup and then glue on trash pictures. They will attach the raccoon to a craft stick and make a slit in the cup so it can pop up and surprise you.


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