Monday: Music in the Rainforest

Nov 24, 2014   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  Comments Off on Monday: Music in the Rainforest

Calendar:   Discussed the date in English and Spanish. Lily is the new calendar girl for this week!  She found the numbers to put onto the calendar, discussed the pattern and the weather. She found the day of the week in Spanish.  Lily reviewed our days of the week, months of the year, Spanish and Sign language words.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Discussed:  What types of music do people enjoy in the rainforest?  Reviewed what the children learned about dragonflies.  We practiced making music with the number 13.  The children would clap, stomp, pat and more 13 times.  They also found the number 13 on the  Calendar.  

Language and Literacy:  Discussed: How can you use your body to make music? Make sounds with feet,  hands and mouth. The children explored ways to make different sounds.  The children stood quietly and listened as I gave two-step directions for making music with their bodies.  (For example, Stomp your feet then slap the floor.) The children then took turns giving two suggestions.   We looked at their My Little Journal’s and discussed the number 13. The children practiced writing the number 13 on the wipe-off board.

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed: What animal sounds can you make?    We had puzzle pieces on the floor and the children worked together to put the puzzle together.  They discussed the picture that it made.  All the children then sat in a circle and we blind folded one child in the middle.  One of the children sitting in the circle would make an animal noise holding the puzzle piece. The blindfolded child would walk to where the noise was coming from to get the puzzle piece.  Each child had a turn at being blindfolded and find the person holding the puzzle piece.

Creative Development:  Discussed: What sound can the weather make? Set out a bowl of rice and other small objects that may or may not fit through a tube. Experiment pouring rice and other objects through the tubes. Observe as children test their ideas.   The children will make their own Rain Stick in afternoon centers.

Social Studies:  Discussed: What types of instruments do your friends and family members play? Set out a large tub of water. Invite children to explore the water and experiment with different ways to make water sounds. 

Afternoon Centers:   Center 1-  Books and Lincoln Logs  Center 2-Rain stick art- The children colored the tube.  They then glued on the plugs for the end and filled it with rice.     Center 3-  My Little Journal- The children practiced writing the number 13.  They drew a drum on the page.  They added 13 circles on the drum then tapped each circle once and counted to 13.   

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