Friday:Which Babies are Carried on a Chest?

Jan 22, 2014   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.  We  put the number on the calendar, discussed the pattern, 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 animals that carry their babies in a pouch.  Today the children discussed animals that carry their babies on their chest. Fun facts:  When born, a ring-tailed lemur baby weighs less than 100 g (3 oz.).  The newborn is carried on its mother’s chest for 1-2 weeks and then is carried on her back.  Baby Manatees mothers hold them on their chest to keep them warm and it’s easier to move to warmer water because the water temperature is constantly changing.  Sometimes a mother otter wraps her pup in kelp so it doesn’t float away while she is diving.  Most of the time young pups are seen resting on their mother’s chest or belly.  The mother koala can close the pouch on her stomach with a muscle that acts like a drawstring and it’s to keep the baby safe.

Creative Development: Discussed: What kind of body parts do you have that are similar to a manatee?   We looked at the puppet that they made yesterday in afternoon center.  

Language and Literacy: Discussed: What do you eat that can be found in the ocean?  At first, a baby manatee drinks its mother’s milk, but starts to eat sea plants as it grows.  We looked at the title on the Reabus Reader, “Silly Millie Manatee”.  The children predicted what the story was about by the title.  We then read the Reabus Reader together.  After reading, the children answered questions about the story.  Questions:  Why didn’t Millie want to catch a fish? (She didn’t like to eat fish)  What does the Otter suggest Millie eat that is green?  (a turtle but Millie doesn’t like that)  What does Millie like to eat?  (She likes algae and plants)

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed: How could water be  dangerous for babies?  Boats can be dangerous for many sea animals. Since manatees like to hang out in shallow water, sometimes boats that move too fast collide with them.  We practiced making patterns with the picture cards.  Pattern one:  boat, fish, manatee, manatee.

Science:  Discussed: What do you like best about your home?  Rules help to keep animal homes protected and safe for the babies and families.  Had the children discuss things that make them feel safe in their homes.  Explained that animals cannot survive  without our help to protect them and their homes.  We chose a toy animal.  Discussed:  What can you do to help take care of its home?  What rules might be important to protect the animal?  

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Large Cardboard Blocks 


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