Tuesday: Celebrating Spring

Mar 31, 2015   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  Comments Off on Tuesday: Celebrating Spring

Calendar:   Discussed the date in English and Spanish. Cooper put the number on the calendar, discussed the pattern and found the day of the week in Spanish.  We reviewed our numbers, Spanish, Sign Language and Sight words.

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the kids learned about Observatories.  Discussed:  What do you know about the season of spring?  What changes in the spring time where you live?  Fun facts: Spring is one for the four seasons. Spring is a symbol of rebirth. Spring begins on March 21 or 22. The first day of spring is called the Vernal Equinox in Latin meaning Vernal meaning Spring and Equinox meaning equal days. On the first day of spring the sunrise and sunset are 12 hours apart. During the spring the days will get longer and warmer. 

Creative Development:  Discussed: What do you do when you first wake up? Share that some animals hibernate (which is like sleeping) through the winter and wake up when spring brings warmer weather. We went through the animal cards and discussed.  Which ones do they recognize? What information do they share about them?  I had the children go to sleep like they were hibernating for the winter.  I then called out an animal from the animal cards and they had to wake up and pretend to be that animal.  We did this for each animal.  They sounded so cute snoring on the floor.

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discussed: What kinds of bugs do you see outside? Share that when the weather gets warmer many bugs begin to wake up, too. We went outside for a walk to find all the things happening that were Spring related.  What creatures can be seen? What ones do the children recognize?  Looked at the art that they will be making in afternoon centers painting finger bugs.

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  What words make you think of spring? We looked through the letter cards and discussed the sound the letter made. We then thought of a Spring word for that begins with that letter.

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discussed:  How do you think spring smells? We smelled the fresh air when we were on our outdoor walk finding things related to spring.  Discussed what we smelled.

Afternoon Centers:   Center 1-  Finger Bugs-the children dipped their fingers into paint and then made prints on the page.  They turned those prints into bugs or flowers for spring.  Center 2- The children will draw a picture of what they found on their walks that represents Spring.

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