Tuesday: Volcano

Jan 29, 2015   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  Comments Off on Tuesday: Volcano

Calendar:   Discussed the date in English and Spanish.  Harper put the number on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  She told us our numbers in English and Spanish. Harper helped us read our sight words, days of the week, months of the year and Sign Language words.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what they learned about dinosaur feet.  Discussed:  What do you think is inside a volcano?  What do you know about volcanoes?  Fun facts:  Volcanoes are openings in the Earth’s surface.  When they are active they can let ash, gas and hot magma escape in sometimes violent and spectacular eruptions.  Volcanoes are usually located where tectonic plates meet.  Hot liquid rock under the Earth’s surface is known as magma, it is called lava after it comes out of a volcano.  The biggest known volcano in our solar system is actually on Mars.  One of Jupiter’s moons is covered in volcanoes.

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  What sounds do you think a volcano would make?  We looked at the letter Vv and discussed the sound it makes and words that begin with that letter.  The children then practiced writing the Capital and lowercase V on the wipe-off board.

Science: Discussed:  What do you know that has bubbles?  We did an experiment and the children had to predict what they thought might happen.  We first added oil to water and they discovered that they don’t mix together.  We added drops of food coloring and watched the water turn blue and the oil separate out.  We then added an antacid to watch the water bubble but the oil sat still.  We also added vinegar and baking soda to watch the bottle Erupt like a Volcano and it went around the oil.

Science:  Discussed:  How do you think dinosaurs played where they lived?  We looked at the Dinosaur Diorama that the children will be making in afternoon centers.

Creative Development: Discussed: Why do you think volcanoes are dangerous?  Hot liquid rock under the Earth’s surface, known as magma, is called lava after it comes out of a volcano.  We looked at the World Map and found Australia. Explained that there are many volcanoes on this island.  We then put the country flag near Australia.  

Show and Tell: The children all brought in an item that begins with the letter V.  They came up one at  a time to show their items and discuss.  

Afternoon Centers:   Center 1-  Lacing Cards and Builder block links   Center 2- My Little Journal-The children went to the V page and practiced writing the capital and lowercase letter.  They then drew a giant V on the page and turned it into an erupting volcano.  Center 3- Dinosaur Diorama-  The children used the supplies to make their own erupting Volcano Diorama. 

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