Thursday: Easter Lesson

Apr 24, 2014   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

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

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  We reviewed what they learned about a woodpecker.  Today we discussed Easter.  Discussed:  Does your family celebrate Easter?  What is y our favorite part?  Explained that different families might celebrate the same holidays in different ways.  We discussed facts about why we celebrate Easter and that it is a religious holiday.

Creative Development: Discussed: What does Easter mean for your family? I showed the children the Easter basket they would be making in afternoon centers.  

Physical Development: Discussed: Do you think an egg can roll?  Why or why not?  I showed the children how the egg can roll.  We brainstormed why the children think the egg doesn’t roll straight.  The children pretended to be an egg and rolled on the floor. They then practiced rolling fast and slow.

Physical Development: Discussed: How do you like your eggs prepared? Explained that the decorated eggs some people make at Easter are real and are hard-boiled.  This means they are cooked with their shells on and can be eaten once the shell is removed. We discussed the types of eggs the children liked to eat; hard-boiled, fried eggs, scrambled eggs, egg salad, etc.

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed: What do you do with the eggs you find at Easter? Many Easter traditions have formed around eggs.  We laid out eggs and I had the children count them.  One child got to roll the dice and count the dots on top.  I had that child pick up the same number of eggs and place them in the basket.  After that, the child hopped that same number of times.  We did this until each child had a turn.

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Outside play Center 2: Bunny Basket- Each child got a basket to paint, and then they put on the eyes and nose. We gave them one plastic egg to put in their basket with a surprise inside. 


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