Friday:Owl

Dec 6, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.  Abby put the number on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  She reviewed our pattern for this month.  Abby reviewed our colors, shapes, Spanish and Sight words.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what they learned about mice.  Today the children told us everything they know about Owls.  Fun facts:  The color of owl’s feathers helps them blend into their environment (camouflage).  Barn owls can be recognized by their heart shaped face.  Owls are active at night (nocturnal).  A group of owls is called a parliament.  Most owls hunt insects, small mammals and other birds.  Some owl species hunt fish.  Owls have powerful talons (claws) which help them catch and kill prey.

Creative Development: Discussed: How does an owl like you? How is it different? Explained that owls have two eyes and one mouth, just like us; but unlike us, owls have feathers.  The children raised their hands if they liked Owls.  We looked at their Owl Puppets that they did in afternoon centers yesterday.  We discussed each one.

Language and Literacy: Discussed: How would you describe snow?  We learned the sign for “snow” just in time for today because it snowed a lot last night.  Snow Sign Language-Raise hands and flutter fingers. Lower hands while swaying them side to side.  We did a song to the tune of “Row Your Boat.”  When we sang the word “snow” the children used the Sign for it.  

Physical Development: Discussed: What kind of tracks have you seen outside?  Owls are nocturnal, which means they sleep during the day and are awake in the nighttime.  They sometimes search for tracks in the snow to watch for small animals to eat.  We then put our coats on and took a walk outside to find tracks in the snow.  The kids couldn’t find any animal tracks but they saw their tracks that they made.  We then looked at their I Can Write project sheets and discussed how they followed the tracks with a pencil.  Discussed each child’s tracing.

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed: What do you see outside your home in the winter? What do you see inside? Explained that in the woods in the winter you might see animals, trees or snow.  We laid the matching cards on the floor face down and sat in a circle.  The children took turns turning over 2 cards.  They had to tell us what the picture was and if we could find it inside or outside.  We then discussed if it was a match or not.  They kept the matches.  We played until we found all the matches.

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Thomas the Train pop up tent, 2 tunnels and Legos  

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