Thursday: Plumber

Nov 15, 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 pattern and weather. He found the day of the week in Spanish.  Thomas reviewed the colors, shapes, Spanish, Sign Language and Sight words.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  The children reviewed what they learned about Garbage Collectors.  Today the children told us what they know about Plumbers.  They did not know what a plumber was so we had to discuss this.  Fun facts:  A plumber is a trades-person who specializes in installing and maintaining stems used for potable (drinking) water, sewage, and drainage in plumbing systems. Years of training and/or experience are needed to become a skilled plumber; some jurisdictions also require that plumber to be licensed.  Plumbers use pliers, pipe wrenches, screw drivers, basin wrenches and other tools.  

Creative Development: Discussed: What would you do if the toilet was plugged?  A plumber helps find out why toilets, sinks and other pipes are plugged then tries to fix them.  Explained that when a toilet is working properly, the water swirls around the toilet clockwise.  

Language and Literacy: Discussed: What tools would you keep in a tool box?  Explained that a plumber needs to carry many tools to a job so he can fix many problems.  Plumbers often use toolboxes to carry the tools.  We looked at the postcards they will be making in afternoon centers.

Physical Development: Discussed: How do you keep food from going down the drain? Discussed what would happen if you put the potatoes in the sink. We then mixed Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs in a bowl.  We washed and cut the potatoes into slices.  I dipped the potato in olive oil and then dipped in the cheese mixture and put on a pan to bake in oven for lunch.  These were called Crispy Potatoes.

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed: Where have you seen pipes? We looked at their journal pages to discuss what they would be doing in afternoon centers.

Science:  Discussed: Have you used any tools?   We had 2 Treasure chest with clues on them.  Miss Shana read the clues one at a time and the children tried to guess what was in the chest.  We read all 3 clues and tried to narrow the choices down by the clues given.  We picked one child to come up and pick the key they thought would open the chest.  If the chest opened then they correctly guessed what was in the chest.  Treasure Chest 1:  You can find me in a toolbox.  I am used to fix things.  You pound on me.  What am I? (Hammer).  Treasure Chest 2:  You can find me in a toolbox.  I am used to fix things.  You twist and turn me.  What am I?  (Wrench)

Show and Tell:  The children were to bring in a tool for a tool box.  They came up one at a time to show their item, discuss the uses and why it goes in a tool box.  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Outside play Center 2: Post card-The children will draw tools to put in their toolbox and then write about those tools.    Center 3:  My Little Journal- The children will go to the star page and then draw a star. They will then use pieces of straws to make a star.


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