Friday: Freezing and Melting

Dec 5, 2014   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  Comments Off on Friday: Freezing and Melting

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.  He then counted to 20 in English and Spanish.  He helped review our Spanish,  Sign language and Sight words.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the children learned about igloos.  Discussed:  What can melt? What can freeze?   Fun Facts:  Freezing is the change that occurs when a liquid changes into a solid as the temperature decreases. Melting is the opposite change, from a solid to a liquid as the temperature increases. When a solid turns into a liquid it is called melting.  The melting point of water is 0 degrees C.  We used the unused calendar pieces and the children worked together to make ABC patterns.  We also did AB and ABB patterns.  

Language and Literacy:  Discussed: Why do you think ice is important? Discussed how glaciers provide habitats for many animals and store fresh, clean water.  Hide the bingo chips around the room. Invite children to explore the room and hunt for treasure coins ( chips). To play the game:  A child places any three cards face down on his/her game board in the empty space.  I had the child breathe warm air on the three cards to “melt” the treasures then turn them over one card at a time. If the card matches the letter it is next to, the child wins a chip.  We counted how many chips the child won per round.

Creative Development:  Discussed: What do you know that is cold? Can you think of something even colder (for example, yogurt and ice cream)? Explained that even when you feel cold, a strong wind can make you feel even colder. Invited children to experiment blowing on different body parts. Explored sitting in front of a fan. How does the blowing wind feel? How does it feel to blow on a hand that is wet?  We learned the sign for “Cold”- With arms at your sides make fist without thumbs up.  Shake fists as if shivering.   We practiced this sign and sang the song replacing the word, “cold” with the Sign.

Creative Development: Discussed:  How might you move in the snow? How might a bear or other animal move in the snow? Set out the pattern guide and invite children to demonstrate how they would move like the different objects and animals.  We used the pattern guide to make a pattern with items.  The children practiced repeating the pattern.  They then helped make new patterns.  They made up movements to match the picture to make a pattern with their body.

Science: Discussed: What do you think would happen if you sat on a bag of ice? Set out a damp towel, a dry towel and a zipper bag of ice. Invite children to  explore the different textures and temperatures of the object. Do the objects feel different on different parts of their bodies?  We then passed around the zipper bag of ice.  We then had the child sit on it or hold it and count to 14 to see if they could hold it or sit on it the whole time. 

Afternoon Centers:   Center 1-  Puzzles and Books  

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