Friday: Victoria Falls

Feb 20, 2015   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  Comments Off on Friday: Victoria Falls

Calendar:   Discussed the date in English and Spanish.   Lily put the number on the calendar, discussed the pattern and found the day of the week in Spanish.  She read all our sight words.  I jumped around on the number line to try to mess her up and she was able to read almost all the numbers mixed up.  She then read the numbers in Spanish.  Lily reviewed our Sign language and Spanish words also.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the kids learned about Matterhorn.  Discussed: What goes down a waterfall? Fun facts: The width of Victoria Falls in the wet season is about over a mile wide. The water depth and the base of the falls is 229 feet. The European explorer Dr. David Livingstone called the falls after Queen Victoria in England when he visited there in 1855. Tourists visit Victoria Falls in the dry season between May and October. Tourists can bungee jump from a bridge crossing the river downstream of the falls.  Victoria Falls are located on the Zambezi River in Africa.  The Zambezi river is the largest river in Africa.

Creative Development:  Discussed: How does water flow? We looked at the Waterfall wands they made yesterday which we hung from the ceiling.

Science: Discussed: What is dangerous about a waterfall? Discussed how we could build a waterfall out of  blankets.

Science:  Discussed:  What does it look like if you look through water? Fill up a glass of water and pass it around. Invited the children to look at various things through the water. They had fun looking through the water. 

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discussed:  Who lives near a waterfall? Explain that there are waterfalls on all 7 continents of the world. We played a memory game with the Matching cards. The children sat in a circle and took turns picking two cards.  They said what the pictures were and if it was a match. We played until all matching pairs were found.

Afternoon Centers:   Center 1-  Passport-  The children will take the Victoria Falls sticker and add to a new page in their passport.  They then drew a picture of the Falls on the page. 

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