Thursday: St. Patrick’s Day!

Mar 17, 2011   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar: Discussed calendar  in English and Spanish. Mallory was the calendar and weather girl for this week.  She found the day of the week in Spanish, added the number to the calendar and discussed the weather.  She reviewed her colors in English, Spanish and Sign Language:  green, red, yellow, brown, orange, black, white, pink, purple.  She told us the words in Sign language and Spanish:  eat, snow, thank you, please, more, friend, bug, milk, smile, up, love, all done.

Songs: The children listened to Celtic song while I taught them a “traditional” Irish dance.

Brainstorm/Fun Facts: Discussed: What is your favorite color? I explained that many people wear green on St. Patrick’s Day because it is the color of a shamrock. I showed the children a video of the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin. We sang this rhyme and had all of the children participate in  it: “Two little shamrocks, lying in the grass. Along came Samuel rolling extra fast. He landed near the shamrock, oh my! He picked the big one and waved goodbye.”

Display Art: Miss Corrie decorated a green box with paint and glitter. The children were asked to find something in the room that was green and if possible put that object in the green box.

Book Worm: I explained to the children that most clovers, or shamrocks, have three-leaves, but occasionally there can be some with four. It is considered luck if you find a four-leaf clover. Miss Corrie made a four leaf clover out of green paper. We mixed the four-leaf clover in with a bunch of three leaf clovers. The children took turns trying to find the four leaf clover. When they found the four-leaf clover they told the class something lucky that happened to them.

Social Skills: Discussed: Why do you think people wear shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day? I explained to the children that wearing green actually referred to a time when people pinned a shamrock to their hats to show support for the organization they believed in or belonged to (Originally it was used to support the Christian idea of Trinity and celebrated as bringing Christianity to Ireland). We played a game where everyone laid on their stomachs with their eyes closed  and pretended to be asleep while one person went around tapping the children on the back and saying “shamrock.” They then put a little paper shamrock on the back of one child. When everyone woke up they tired to figure out who had the shamrock on their back.

Chit Chat: Discussed: What colors do you see in a rainbow? I explained the children the old legend that told the tale of finding gold and treasures  at the end of the rainbow.

Afternoon Centers: Center 1: Lacings! Center 2: The children painted a rainbow and glued gold coins to the ends.

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