Monday: Which babies are Carried in the Arms?

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

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.  Maggie is the new calendar and meteorologist for this week.  She put the numbers on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  She reviewed our pattern.  Maggie then reviewed our colors, shapes, Spanish, Sign language and Sight words.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the children learned about animals carrying their babies on their chest.  Today the children discussed which babies are carried in the arms.  Discussed what the children carry in their arms.  Fun facts:  Female chimpanzees carefully nurture their young and they do so by carrying them in their arms until their about six months old.  Humans are in their mother’s stomachs for nine months and when they come out they still need to feel close to their mothers, so they hold them in their arms.  A mother bird holds it’s baby in its wing which are like their arms to keep it safe.  A unique thing about giant panda babies is that there is no other mammal mother who has babies that are so small compared to her size.  

Language and Literacy: Discussed: Who held you when you were a baby?  We looked at the post cards that the children will do in afternoon centers.

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discussed: How are baby bunnies and baby beavers alike?   We had 2 treasure chests with clues on them.  As we read a clue we discussed all the things it could be and narrowed down the objects with each clue we read.  When the last clue was read, I picked one child to come up and pick the key that they thought would unlock the treasure chest.  Treasure Chest 1:  My name begins with a B.  I like to chew trees.  I can swim.  What am I?  (Beaver)  Treasure Chest 2:  My name begins with a B.  I like to chew carrots.  I can hop.  What am I?  (Bunny)

Social Studies: Discussed: Where in the world do you think baby beavers live?  Beavers can be found in North America, Europe and Asia.  We found these places on the World Map. Explained that beavers like to make their homes (lodges) near freshwater lakes and forests.  We used the Lincoln Logs and the children worked together to build a beavers lodge.

Physical Development: Discussed: What would you feed a beaver?  Beavers are herbivores. They eat tress and bark.  Explained that beavers pack mud with their tails to help hold their lodges together.  We discussed what we needed to do before we handled food.  We washed our hands.  The children each got pretzel rods, pretzel sticks and some peanut butter on their plates.  They had to build a beaver lodge by sticking the pretzels together  with the peanut butter.  They then ate their lodges.

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1 : Coloring Center 2: Postcard- The children drew animals or humans holding babies in their arms.  They then wrote about what they drew.  


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