Monday: Kite

Feb 18, 2015   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  Comments Off on Monday: Kite

Calendar:   Discussed the date in English and Spanish.  Lily is the new calendar girl for this week. She put the numbers on the calendar, discussed the weather and found the day of the week in Spanish.  She read all the Sight words, Spanish words, numbers and did all the Sign language words.  

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the kids learned about Valentine’s day.  Discussed: When is a good time to fly a kite?  The children told me what they know about kites.  Fun facts:  The smallest kite in the world which actually flies is 5mm high.  The largest number of kites flown on a single line is 11,284,this record is held by a Japanese kite maker. The longest kite in the world is 3394 feet. The fastest recorded speed of a kite is over 120 mph. Kite flying was banned in China during the Cultural Revolution, anyone found flying a kite was sent to jail for up to three years and their kites destroyed.  There are 78 rules in kite flying in Thailand.  Kite flying was banned in Japan in 1760  because too many people preferred to fly kites than work.  

Language and Literacy:  Discussed: What materials are used to make a kite?  Many kites are made with sticks, fabric and string. The sticks hold the fabric in its shape.  We looked at the Letter K card and discussed the sound it makes.  We discussed words that begin with the letter k.

Physical Development: Discussed: How high can you jump? Invited children to explore stacking and jumping over pillows. Explained that the highest kite ever flown reached 14,509 feet in the sky.  The children learned 6 new Spanish words.  We then had the cards high and they would jump to touch one of them and name the Spanish word. New Spanish words:  Kangaroo-“canguro”; Queen-“reina”; Grapes-“uvas”; Quilt-“colcha”; Globe-“terraqueo”; Kite-“Cometa”

Science:  Discussed:  What else can float in the air like a kite? Give each child a scarf or tissue and invited him to throw it in the air and catch it. The children gathered various small objects of different weights.  They made predictions on which items would stay in the air the longest.  We experimented with each item and counted the seconds it takes for it to hit the ground then we put the items in order from longest to shortest float time.

Language and Literacy: Discussed:  What can you find at a market? Invited children to look through picture books to find an object Ms. Felicia named. How many examples can they find?  We looked at the I can Read books they will be working on in afternoon centers.  We read the book together. The children practiced writing the capital and lowercase Kk on the wipe off board.

Show and Tell:  Each child brought an item that started with the letter Kk. They came up one at a time to show the item that they brought and discuss it. 

Afternoon Centers:   Center 1-  I Can Read Book- The children read the book and found the item named on each page and taped a flap over it.  Center 2- My Little Journal-The children went to the K page.  They practiced writing the capital and lowercase Kk.  The children then wrote K’s all over the top of the page. They drew a shape around the Ks and turned them into a kite with a tail. 

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