Wednesday: Which babies use Camouflage?

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 pattern and weather and also found the day of the week in Spanish.  She reviewed the colors, shapes and Sight words.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the children learned about going to a doctor.  The children told me what they know about baby animals camouflaging themselves.  Fun facts:  Chameleons only change color when in imminent danger their everyday skin color, a light khaki, keeps them hidden from enemies during those not-so-dangerous times.   Leopards have black spots that make them hidden in the night so rabbits, young buffalo, and monkeys don’t stand a chance when a hidden leopard makes a surprise attack.  A polar bear’s all white fur keeps it hidden in the snow and everything is covered in that fur except the nose and the foot pads.  If you’re a fish I would take a second look at that big rock because it could be a snapping turtle.  Their shells help them blind it really well with their environment.

Language and Literacy: Discussed: Where have you seen spots?  We looked at the title of the Participation story and predicted what the story would be about, “How the Fawn Got Her Spots”.  We discussed the story while we read and asked questions for comprehension. What did Wakan Tanka give to the Mountain Lion? ( sharp claws) What did he give the Grizzly Bear? (Strength)  The wolf?  (sharp teeth)  The beaver?  (flat tail and webbed feet to swim under the water)  Porcupine? (Sharp quills) Birds? (feathers to fly away from anyone trying to hurt them) Rabbit and Deer? (Speed) Why was the Mother Deer worried? (her baby fawn had wobbly legs and couldn’t get away from something trying to hurt it)  Why did Wakan Tanka paint dots on the fawn? ( so it could blend in with the environment if it stayed very still)  What animal would you like to be in the story?

Science: Discussed: What colors are you wearing?  Explained that camouflage is when something looks like its surroundings, and so it is difficult to find.  I had the children find something in the room that was the same color as their clothing and stand next to it.  Discussed if it helped hide them.  We then found items the same color as the grass and as the sky.  

Social and Emotional Development: Discussed: What animals do you know that are brown?  We looked at the foam shapes and discussed how we could sort them.  We sorted them by color, then by size and then we sorted them by color and size.

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discussed:Why do you think a fawn would need to hide?  The children came up one at a time to find a puzzle piece and fit it with another.  We discussed the picture that they put together.  We then did the back of the puzzle and discussed that second picture.

Physical Development: Discussed: What in nature is green?  We looked at their green journal page .  Discussed that they would be drawing an animal that could hide in the green grass.

Show and Tell:  The children all wore green socks.  We looked at everyone’s green socks.

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Little People Center 2: My Little Journal-The children will draw an animal that could hide in green surroundings, for example, a snake, bird or lizard.  The children then cut green paper and made fringes to look like grass.  They taped it on their animal to help camouflage it.  Center 3:  Puzzle-  The children cut out their pieces to their puzzle. They worked on putting it back together.


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