Thursday: Which Babies Get Help from Their Dads?

Jan 14, 2014   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.   Lily put the number on the calendar.  Maggie discussed the weather and we reviewed the patterns.  We found the day of the week in Spanish.  The children reviewed the colors, shapes, Spanish, Sign Language and Sight words.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the children learned about babies growing in eggs.  Male penguins take care of their eggs while the female hunts for food.  The Red Fox provides his young with food every 6 hours.  The male seahorse was made to take care of their young.  The Barking frog stays near the nest of eggs until they are hatched, and also wet them down when needed.  The Jacana (a bird) is the one who makes the nest for their young.  

Social Studies: Discussed: What does it mean to be gentle? Discussed how the kids would carry an egg.  We had an egg that the children showed me how to carry.  Samuel dropped the egg and it splattered every where.  We discussed how that was not gentle and what happened when we dropped it.  The children also tried squeezing the egg with their hands to see if it would break but it did not.  Even Ms. Kim tried but it would not break.  When Mr. Rodney squeezed the egg, it busted everywhere!  He is stronger than Ms. Kim.  We discussed how we could be gentle with our friends as well.  

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed: How does your dad hold you?  Seahorse dads have a pouch that holds eggs until they are ready to hatch into seahorse babies.  Seahorse dads keep the eggs safe.  We looked at the Hands-on 5.  The children counted out 5 foam shapes as the seahorse eggs.  We practiced counting to 5 in English and Spanish.  

Language and Literacy: Discussed: What does your dad do to keep you warm?  Some dads hold eggs or babies close to keep them warm. People also wrap their babies in blankets or quilts and hold them close.  We discussed the letter Q.  The children  told me all the words they could think of that start with the letter Q.  We looked in the dictionary to find more Q words.  

Social and Physical Development: Discussed: What does your dad help you learn?  We looked at the octagon and discussed the number of sides.  We talked about how the sides are laid out around the shape.  We looked at the My Little Journals and discussed how they would place the strips of paper on the page to make an octagon. 

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1: Legos and Playdough Center 2: My Little Journal- The children took strips of paper to make an Octagon on the journal page.  Center 3:  Panda Puppet-The children made a panda face using all the parts and gluing them onto a paper plate.


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