Friday:When were You Born?

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.  She 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 the children learned about which male animals take care of their young.  Today the children told me all they knew about when they were born.  We discussed the month and the weather of that month that they were born.  Fun facts:  On the date that you were born, family and friends celebrate your birthday, usually with a party.  You are born after 9 months in your mother’s stomach.  Pandas are born after 3 to 5 months in their mother’s womb.  When a panda is born they weigh an avg. 3 ounces.  The average baby weighs 7 pounds 5 oz.  We held a 10 pound bag of sugar to compare that to a new born baby.  We also held 3 ounces of salt for the weight of a panda.

Creative Development: Discussed:How does your family celebrate birthdays?  We looked at the Panda Puppets that they made yesterday in afternoon centers.

Language and Literacy:Discussed: What stories have you heard about the day you were born?   We looked at the book, “Baby Animals Learn and Play”.  Discussed the concepts of print: front cover, back cover, title page, title, author and illustrator.  The school age children took turns reading the pages of the book.  We discussed while we read.

Science: Discussed: What is your favorite type of weather?  Baby pandas love to play in the rain.  Pandas are mostly found living in the rain forests of China where there is a lot of rain.  We discussed all the different types of weather that we could have.

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discussed: How heavy do you  think a baby panda is? We passed the 10 pound sugar bag and 3 ounce salt shaker around.  The children discussed how the one was like a human baby and the other was like a newborn Panda.  Explained that even though pandas grow up to be much heavier and bigger than humans, they start out much smaller.

Show and Tell:  The children were to all bring in an item that begins with the letter Q. They each came up one at a time to discuss their item and why they brought it.

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1: Bowling Pins and Large Cardboard Building blocks 

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