Nov 19, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.  Samuel wasn’t here today so we did calendar together.  The children told me the pattern, found the number, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  We reviewed our colors, shapes, Spanish, Sign Language and Sight words.  

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what we learned about waiters/waitresses.  Today the children told me everything they know about a banker.  Have you been to a bank?  Fun facts:  A banker is an officer or owner of a bank or group of banks.  Bankers wear suits that are black or navy colored.  Money looks different in different countries. 

Creative Development: Discussed: What do you like to order at a restaurant?  We looked at the order cards and discussed the food items on the plate. I placed a plate on the tray on the floor.  I had one child come up and gave them an order card to use.  They had to find the matching food that was on the order card.  They then had to place it on the plate and tray exactly the way they saw it placed on the order card.  Each child got a turn to pick an order card and make the matching plate.  

Physical Development: Discussed: What is your favorite cereal?  Whole grains help us digest food and give us energy.   These grains can be found in bread, rice, crackers, cereal and pasta.  Yum!  We discussed two side dishes: rice and bread.  Discussed that these are grains.  I told the children to pretend that I was making them dinner and they will have a choice of having rice or bread as their side.  The children that wanted Bread stood by the rocking chair.  The children that wanted rice as their side item stood by the gate.  We then counted to see how many chose bread and how many chose rice.  We discussed more and less.

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed: How do you help after dinner?  Explained that some waiters and waitresses have to help clear the tables and wash dishes in their jobs.  I had dishes scattered on our pretend table.  The picked one child to be the waitress/waiter and they came up and gathered a couple dishes and put them onto the tray.  They put them in the bowl full of soapy water and got to wash the dishes.  They then rinsed the dishes with clean water and set them on the towel to dry.  Each child had a turn to pick some dishes, put them on their tray and and wash them.  They loved washing the dishes.

Science:  Discussed: What is your favorite fruit? We looked at their journal pages and discussed the fruit that is orange. 

Language and Literacy: Discussed:Where do you keep money? We looked at the letter V and discussed its sound.  Vault begins with V.  We discussed what a Vault is.  We went through the dictionary to find more V words.  A bank has a vault with a big lock on it.  Money and valuables are stored in the vault.  

Social Studies: Discussed: Where do you save your coins?  We discussed the number 13.  We then looked in their journals and I put 13 coins on the page.  We took my big piggy bank and the children helped count out 13 coins. They then came up one at a time putting the coins back into the bank.  

Mathematical Reasoning: How do you get money? Bankers help keep your money safe until you decide to take it out of the bank.  They keep track of how much money you have in the bank.  We looked at bank books that they would get in afternoon centers where they could keep track of the money they have.  

Social Studies: How do you keep track of money you have?  We used dollars to pretend that we put them in the bank and had that amount in the bank. Example: Thomas wanted to buy a toy so he had to take so many dollars out of the bank and discuss what money was left in the bank.

Mathematical Reasoning: Where do you keep your money?  Explained that some big safes, called vaults, use special locks that open with numbers instead of a key.  We attached a dial on a shoe box and put money in it.  The children read all the number cards 1-15.  I had each child come up one at a time and pick 3 number cards on the floor.  They had to tell me the numbers and then turn the dial on the box to the matching numbers they picked.  This would unlock the safe and they could get their money out.  

Show and Tell:   The children were to all bring a V item.  They came up one at a time to show us their item and discuss why they brought it!  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1: Little People/Outside play Center 2: My Little Journal- The children went to the page with 13 on it.  The dipped their finger in paint and made 13 coins on the page.  The then practiced writing the number 13.   Center 3:  Bank Book-The children will practice their cutting skills by cutting out the money.  They worked with Miss Ashlie on pretending to put money in their account by writing in their bank books.   Center 4: Music Note Art-The children used a straw to blow paint around the music note.  We will be discussing Musicians on Friday.


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