Monday: Penguin

Dec 15, 2014   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  Comments Off on Monday: Penguin

Calendar:   Discussed the date in English and Spanish.  Bo is the new calendar and weather boy for the week.  He put the number on the calendar, discussed the weather, found the day of the week in Spanish and told us the pattern on the calendar.  Bo reviewed all our sight words, Spanish words, Sign language and counted to 20 in English and Spanish.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Discussed:  Penguins are flightless birds. While other birds have wings for flying, penguins have adapted flippers to help them swim in the water. Most penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere. No penguins live at the North Pole. Penguins eat a range of fish and other sealife that they catch underwater. Penguins can drink sea water. Emperor penguins can stay underwater for around 20 minutes at a time. 

Science:  Discussed: How do your parents take care of you? How do you think penguin parents take care of their babies? After a mother penguin lays eggs, she passes it to the father penguin to protect it. Invited children to experiment carrying the pompom between their feet like a papa penguin.

Social Studies: Discussed: What do you like to eat? Do you think a penguin would like to eat that? Penguins eat fish, krill, and other forms of seafood from the ocean. We looked at the story sequence cards. The children told me what was happening in each card.  They then had to put the cards in order. They had a difficult time with these cards.

Language and Literacy:  Discussed: How does a penguin look like a bird? How does it look like a fish? Penguins are birds but cannot fly. Their wings are like flippers and are used for swimming and diving in the ocean. Invited the children to pretend the blocks are rocks and explored stacking, rolling, and building with them.  We discussed the letter P and all the words that begin with this letter.  

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discussed:  How does your mother’s voice sound different than your father’s (or other family members)? Baby penguins find family members in a large crowd because they know their voices. Invited children to explore talking in different types of voices (low like a grandpa, high like a baby). 

Show and Tell:  Each child was to bring an item that began with the letter “P”.  They came up one at a time to show their item and discuss the sound that it starts with.

Afternoon Centers:   Center 1-  Lincoln Logs  Center 2- Papa Penguin Art- The children will paint cups black.  They will then add the other parts to the cup to make it look like a penguin.  They will glue the pom pom on to represent an egg.  

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