Thursday: St. Basil’s Cathedral

Feb 27, 2015   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  Comments Off on Thursday: St. Basil’s Cathedral

Calendar:   Discussed the date in English and Spanish. Austin put the number on the calendar and found the day of the week in Spanish.  We reviewed the numbers, Sight words, Spanish and Sign language.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the kids learned about Machu Picchu.  Discussed:  What do you think is inside the St. Basil’s Cathedral?  We looked at the pictures of it.  St. Basil’s Cathedral is in Red Square in Moscow, Russia.  The cathedral once held regular masses, but it is now a museum that displays many works of art and ancient artifacts.  St. Basil’s Cathedral was built by Ivan the Terrible. It was given the nickname ” St. Basil’s” after the “holy fool” Basil the Blessed. The design of St. Basil’s Cathedral comprises of nine individual chapels. Each chapel with an onion shaped dome. Tsar Fyodor Ivanovich added the ninth chapel in 1588. It was added on the eastern side to the house the grave of St. Basil’s.

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:Which World Wonder do you like best? Why? Set out Daily Topic Poster from the past weeks and invited each child to look at them and sit next to his favorite.  The children reviewed what they learned about all the different places this month.  They will draw a picture and write about it in afternoon centers on their postcard.

Physical Development: Discussed: What can be dangerous about cooking in the kitchen? Place the tomatoes in zipper bags and invite children to explore squeezing and crushing them until they make a paste.  Discussed how we can make Tomato Basil Soup.

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  Where on the map would you like to travel? Why? We used the Storytelling Pieces to tell a story about what we learned this month. 

Physical Development: Discussed:  What color is your house?  St. Basil’s Cathedral was originally built with only red and white bricks. The vibrant colors that you see today are the result of remodeling and repainting over the years.  The children cut out the cathedral pieces to glue onto a black piece of paper and make a collage.  

Afternoon Centers:   Center 1-  Post Card-The children drew a picture about what they learned and told us about their picture.  Center 2- My Little Journal-The children went to the 16 page to draw the Leaning Tower of Pisa.  They then put 16 fingerprints on the building to look like windows.  They practiced writing the number 16.  Center 3-  Cathedral Collage- The children cut apart the Cathedral pieces and made a collage of them on the black paper. 

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