Tuesday: Dancer

Dec 2, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form. Lucas 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 the children learned about actors.   Today the children told me everything they know about dancers.  Fun facts:  Dancers use movement, gesture and body language to portray a character, story, situation or abstract concept to an audience.  Many professional dancers have been dancing since they were two years old, and have taken many dance classes to improve their technique, strength, and skill.  Dancers work in a variety of genres including classical ballet, modern stage dance, contemporary dance, street dance and African and Asian dance.  

Science: Discussed: What would you like to write about? What stories would you tell?  We discussed what a Bilingual Book is.  We then read the book together in English and in Spanish.  The children practice reading it several times.  We discussed the book.

Language and Literacy: Discussed: what part of your feet do you like to dance with? Dancers use different parts of their feet as they perform. Ballet dancers learn to dance on their tippy toes.  The children practiced walking on their tip toes.  We then had 3 lines taped on the floor.  the children had to walk down and back on the line on their tiptoes.  We looked at the the Journal page that they would be doing in afternoon centers.

Mathematics and  Reasoning: Discussed:How high can you jump?  Explained that dancers jump often when they are performing.  They practice making their muscles stronger so they can jump even higher.  I placed the 3 different sizes of the shoe pattern on the floor.  I had one child at a time go get one of the shoes.  I had to tell them which shoe to pick up.  For example, get the largest or biggest shoe; pick up the medium size shoe;  or pick up the small/baby shoe.  They then had to jump all the way back to me with the shoe.  After every child had a turn at going to get a shoe and jumping to me, we put the shoes in biggest to smallest order and smallest to biggest order.

Social and Emotional Development: Discussed: How do you dance differently than others? We reviewed what it meant to be respectful.  The children discussed ways they can be respectful of the ways their friends make art, dance or sing.  Explained that the creative arts are forms of expression, which means that people use different ways to express how they feel in the form of their art (dance, music, writing and art).  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Wooden Blocks Center 2: Bilingual book- The children had to put the pages in order.  They then colored their book and drew a picture of what they would buy to put in their toolbox. Center 3:  My Little Journal-The children will go to the back page.The children had to draw a line from the tool on the top of the page to the tool that goes with it on the bottom of the page.   


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