Friday: Mother’s Day

May 8, 2015   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  Comments Off on Friday: Mother’s Day

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

Fun Facts/Brainstorming:  Reviewed what the children learned about worms.   Discussed:  What do you know about Mother’s Day?  Shared that Mothers day is a day many people set aside to honor mothers.  It is celebrated on the second Sunday in May in the United States.  Fun facts:  Mother’s Day originated in the United States in the early 1900’s.  Although there are older tradiitons that celebrate similar holidays, they are not considered to be the orignins of Mother’s Day.  Mother’s Day is meant to honor mothers and their influence in society, maternal bonds and motherhood itself.  In the United States and Canada it is celebrated on the second Sunday in May, but in other parts of the world it is sometimes celebrated in March, as well as in other months.

Creative Development: Discussed:  What would you give your mother to show her that you appreciate her?  Invited the children to explore the flowers that were spread on the floor.  Do they sort or match them?  How else do they play with them?  Invited the children to pick 4 or 5 favorite flowers from the pile and decide how he will use them to make a picture for his/her mother.  We folded paper flower pots in half and glued the back half onto the background paper.   Then we dipped their hands in paint with the bottom of the palm touching the top of the pot. ( so the “stems” are sticking our the top of the flower pot.  We then attached the flowers they picked our to the top of the finger prints.  

Mathematics and Reasoning: Discussed:   How are they similar to their mothers?  We then played a matching game.  How would they match them?  Which babies and mothers go together?  We placed the cards face down on the floor and the children each chose two cards to see if they matched, if not they tried again.  Ask the children to describe how the items are each card are similar or different. 

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:  What do you do if your mother tells you to do something?  It is important to obey parents.  When they ask you to do something, always try to do what is asked.  Had the children to find a partner and explore giving each other directions and following them.  Had the children to come back together and pretend you are the mother.  Gave the children direction about how to move, using the words “Mother Says” before each direction.  For example:  Mother says, “Put one hand above your head, Mother says, “Turm around then touch the ground or Mother says, “Touch your nose and hope on one foot and turn around.

Language and Literacy:  Discussed:   What words can you think of that start with the letter M and remind you of your mom?  Invited the children to explore the photos and listen for the sound of the first letters.  Which photos do they recognize?  Do they connect letters and sounds?  Helped each child to write the word MOM very big on his paper.  Encouraged them to choose two words that being with the letter M that make him think of his/her mother.  Helped them write each word under a large letter M.

Mr. Rodney’s Birthday!! The children all got to celebrate with him and eat cake.

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