Monday: Eagle

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

Calendar:  Discussed the date in English and Spanish and wrote it in number form. Samuel is the new calendar boy for this week. He was not here today so Miss Kim did the calendar. She 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.  We discussed the pattern.  

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  We reviewed what they learned about Easter.  The children told us what they got to do over Easter and things that they got.  Today we discussed Eagles and how big their nests are.  Eagles build the largest nests known of all birds (some as big as 10 feet wide and tall).  We used a measuring tape to see how big that is.  The children told us things they know about Eagles.  Fun Facts: Bald Eagles are found in North America.  The Great Seal of the U.S.  features a Bald Eagle. There are over 60 different species of the eagle. Bald Eagles aren’t actually bald.  Female eagles are larger than males.  Bald eagles live to be around 20 years old.  Their nests can weigh up to a ton!  They were added to the endangered species list in 1967 and its numbers have improved.

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed: What can you see from very far away?  The eagle is able to see small objects from over a mile and a half away.  This helps it find food. It then uses its soaring and diving skills to catch it.  We looked at the Eagle Eye Poster  and played ISpy. The children loved this! Each child will get an I spy sheet to take home.

Language and Literacy: Discussed: Why do you think nests are important for keeping eggs safe?  We discussed the letter “E” and what words begin with “E”.  We looked in the dictionary to find more E words.  This letter was harder for the children to say the sound of the short e.

Creative Development: Discussed: What is sharp on your body?  We continued to talk about the letter “E”. I showed them how to write the letter the right way and the wrong way as well.  Each child got to come up and practice the letter “Ee” on the white board.  The children got the opportunity to practice writing their letter “Ee” in their My Little Journal that afternoon.  This letter was a little more difficult to write for some of the children.

Science:  Discussed: What do you think it means for a bird to be endangered?  Eagles almost disappeared, they were once endangered. This means they  were in danger of not being around anymore (extinct). We discussed what could make an animal sick. Some examples are drinking water poisoned by pollution, lack of food, and being hunted.  We discussed ways to keep animals safe and how we can help clean up the places where animals live.  Each child will get an Endangered Animal Badge and get to decorate it this afternoon.  

Show and Tell:  Each child brought in an E item.  They came up one at a time to show their item and discuss why they brought it.

Afternoon Centers:  Center 1:Outside play Center 2: My Little Journal: Went to the “E” page and practiced writing the capital and lowercase Ee. The children were then to write the Capital letter E on the top of the page to represent an eagle’s talons.  They then drew something in the E to show the eagle had caught it.  Center 3:  Animal Badge- They got to decorate a badge with crayons or markers.


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