Tuesday: Snowman

Dec 2, 2014   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  Comments Off on Tuesday: Snowman

Calendar:   Discussed the date in English and Spanish. Austin put the number on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish. We reviewed our Spanish, Sign language and Sight words.  

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what we learned about snowflakes.  Discussed:  How do you know if a snowman is living or not living? How do we make a snowman.  Fun facts:  The first snowman ever documented was from 1380.  The world’s tallest snow woman was built in 2008 in Bethel, Maine.  Named “Olympia” in honor of the U.S. Senator representing Maine, she weighed 13 million pounds.  She was 122 feet 1 inch tall, with skis for eyelashes, tires for buttons, and arms of entire pine trees.  Joke:  What does snowman eat for dinner?  An ice-“berg”er!  hahahaha

Language and Literacy:  Discussed: Why do you think snowballs get bigger when you roll them? Invited children to pretend the pillows are giant snowballs and explore rolling them around the room.  Concepts: Letters in Your Name-  I had each child come up one at a time to find the first letter in their names on the Alphabet Strip.  They then got their Show and Tell items and showed us what they brought that started with the same letter as their name.  A lot of children did not bring their show and tell!!  We discussed other things that began with the same letter as their name as well!!

Mathematics and Reasoning:  Discussed: What size snowman would you want to build? Look around the room and stand next to something of a similar desired size. Set out all of the snowman cards and invite children to make their own snowman combinations. Challenge children to sort the cards by similar features.  I then gave a child a picture of a snowman and they had to make a matching snowman with the matching parts.

Creative Development:  Discussed: What do you think you would need to build a snowman? Set out the circles and invited children to experiment with rolling, stacking, or balancing them on various surfaces.  We looked at the Snowman art they will be doing in afternoon centers.

Science: Discussed: What should you wear when it is cold outside?

Afternoon Centers:   Center 1-  Legos  Center 2-  The children used circles to create their own snowman. They used tissue paper and glitter to decorate their snowman. We also took shaving cream mixed with glue to paint over their snowman. 

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