Monday: A Day at the Pond

Mar 31, 2014   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form.  Maggie Boling is the calendar girl for this week since our calendar boy is out for the week.  She put the number on the calendar, discussed the weather, and found the day of the week in Spanish with help from the children.  We reviewed our colors, shapes, sight words, Spanish, and Sign Language words.  We discussed today’s pattern and discussed that tomorrow is a new month!

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  We reviewed what the children learned about Fish.  Today we discussed  ” A day at the Pond”, and what they would do if they were at the pond.  Fun Facts:  A pond is a huge hole that is full of water.  A pond is home to many animals, such as frogs, fish and birds.  Many people go fishing at a pond.  You can have picnics at the pond.  It is a place to relax and enjoy the outdoor environment.  

Physical Development: Discussed: What is your favorite thing that might be found at a pond?  Each child told me what their favorite animal/ thing was on the theme poster.  After each child discussed their items, we discussed what it would eat.  We looked at the recipe card and talked about how to make an edible pond in a cup. Afterwards,  their pond snack was brought out. The pond snack contained grapes to resemble turtles and jello to resemble the water. It was topped with gold fish and we had a pretzel “fishing pole” which was covered with cream cheese!  It was a delicious treat and the children loved it!

Language and Literacy: Discussed: What is your favorite memory from exploring the pond?  I showed the children the center they would be doing that afternoon.  They will be drawing their favorite memory at a pond and writing a few words describing it.  They will be signing their name and we will be putting their pages together to make a classroom book!

Social and Emotional Development: Discussed: What would you take on a picnic at the pond?   I showed the children the “little learning cards” and we discussed the  concepts of the cards together. They will be getting their own set of  cards to take home.  

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discussed: What would you do if you caught a fish? Some people keep fish to eat, and some people let them go back in the water. That is called “catch and release.”  Each  child got to toss the brain and box card  and then catch it. If they didn’t catch the  box then they had to follow the suggestion that was on the box.  We continued this until each child had a turn.

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Out side play. Center 2: Each child got a blank paper and was encouraged to draw their favorite memory  on the page. We will be putting the pages together to make a book.  

 

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