Friday: Mayfly

Mar 23, 2014   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form. Keira  put the number on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  We reviewed our colors, shapes, Sight words, Spanish and Sign Language words.  She also told us the pattern on the calendar.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  We reviewed what they learned about Water Striders.  Today the children told us everything they know about Mayflies.  They did not know very much about them.  Fun Facts:  Mayfly nymphs stay in streams and rivers for up to one year. Reaching adulthood takes along time as well.  Unluckily, fully-grown adult mayflies live only an average of one day.  Mayflies are the only insects that undergo molding despite having wings already.  Mayflies are not true flies.

Creative Development: Discussed:  What is your favorite animal with a tail?  A mayfly has two or three tails.  It is an insect, so it also has three body parts (head, thorax and abdomen) and six legs.  I showed the children the Mayfly Flier Art they did Tuesday of this week. We went through each one and the child guessed which one was theirs.

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed: When have you been bothered by a bug?  I showed the children the choice poster and read out loud the choices of bugs they had.  Each child got a sticker and got to come up and place it in the row of the the bug that has bothered them the most.  We counted up each row and discussed which one had the most and the least.  

Language and Literacy:  Discussed: Where wold you keep a key?  We discussed the letter “Kk” that we practiced writing again on the wipe off board. They placed a key underneath the page in the Journal and rubbed it with a crayon  to create a rubbing. 

Physical Development: Discussed: How would you catch a bug?  I taped two pieces of fabric to each child’s back and had the kids pretend to be mayflies.  When I said “fly,mayfly, fly!” they all flew around the room.  Then I had them catch each others tails, when I said stop we saw who had the most tails.

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1: Outside Play


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