Tuesday: What happens at a Doctor’s visit?

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 put the number on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  She reviewed our colors, shapes, Sight words, Spanish and Sign Language words. 

Fun Facts/Brainstorming: Reviewed what the children learned about animals carrying their babies in their arms.  Today the children discussed what happens at a doctor’s visit. Fun facts:  At a checkup with the doctor the nurse might start off with calling your name, then she will take your height and weight.  They take your blood pressure with a cuff, which shows how  hard your heart is pumping through your body.  They will use a thermometer to take your temperature. If it is higher, it means that you have a fever and your body is working to fight off an infection.  They might check your hearing or eyesight. All these numbers and measurements will go into the medical chart on your doctor’s computer to keep track of how you’re progressing.

Creative Development: Discussed: What tools does a doctor use?  We looked at the Medical bags the children will be putting together in afternoon centers.

Language and Literacy: Discussed: How do you feel when you visit the doctor?  We learned the sign language for “baby”  Place the right hand over the left hand (both palms up) and use a left and right motion (as if comforting a crying baby). We sang a song and used the sign for “baby” when we came to that word in the song.

Science: Discussed: How can you  make a muscle?  Discussed how we can keep healthy muscles and make them grow strong.  Looked at the green wand.  Discussed how it means “go”.  I had 3 children stand at the gate at a time and I had them do a certain exercise.  When I waved the green wand they would go and then when I put it down they would stop.  We did this until all the children had a turn,.

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discussed: What can you use to measure how tall you are?  Each child came up one at a time and we measured them with a measuring tape to see how tall they were and compared them to each other.  We looked at the Story Sequence cards and described the pictures in each one.  The children then had to put them in order.  They were pictures of humans and their growth into adult hood.  They had to start as babies, grow to kids and then to adults.

Physical Development:  Discussed:  What can you do to stay healthy?  We looked at the letter G and discussed words that begin with that letter.  I showed the children how to write the capital and lowercase letter G.  They came up one at a time to practice writing the capital and lowercase Gg on the wipe off boards and in a journal.  The children will draw a picture of a doctor on that page in afternoon centers and we discussed that we need to Go to a doctor to stay healthy.

Show and Tell: Bring a Green Item.  Each child came up one at a time to show the item that they brought and tell us why they brought it.

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Lincoln Logs  Center 2: Vet Bag Art-  The children put together their own doctor bag and decorated it.  They then added Band-aids, gauze and other items.  Center 3:  My Little Journal- The children went to the G page.  They practiced writing the letter.  They then drew a doctor on the top of the page to remind them to go to the doctor to stay healthy.  Center 4: I Can Write Sheet- The children practiced writing their capital and lowercase Gg on this page.


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