Friday: Fish

May 27, 2011   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  No Comments

Calendar: Discussed calendar in English and Spanish.  Ava put the number on the calendar, found the day of the week in Spanish and discussed the weather.

Brainstorm/Fun Facts:  The children told what they know about fish today.  Fun Facts:  Some fish live for a few weeks and some can live over 50 years.  Fish can be found in almost every type of underwater habitat.  There are over 25,000 different types, or species,  of  fish  in the world.  A fish is a vertebrate, an animal with backbone, which has adapted to life in the water.  Discussed:  What do you think you might find swimming in the pond?

Emergent Reading:  Discussed:  Have you ever gone fishing? What did you catch?  The children looked at each Phonic Tag and said what the objects were.  We put the tags in a box and mixed them up.  The children came up one at a time and pretended to go fishing with their arms and “catch” a tag in the bucket.  They had to tell what they caught and tell us what letter that item starts with. 

Patterns:  Discussed:  How much water do you think a fish needs to live?  Did you know that some fish only grow as large as their environment allows.  The same fish would grow larger if it lived in a larger pond or lake.  All fish need enough water to cover them and give them room to move.  We had different sizes of bowls that we put the same amount of water in.  We filled a measuring cup with water and dumped it in each bowl.  We placed a sponge “fish” in each bowl and saw how the water levels differ in each bowl.  The children discussed why the same amount of water is in each bowl, but it looks like less in the bigger bowl.  We then counted how many measuring cups it takes to make the water level the same in each bowl.  Discussed which bowl took the most water?

Visual Art:  Discussed:  What color fish would you want to be?  Fish can be found in many colors, but most also have silvery looking scales that seem to shine in the light.  Miss Corrie placed a blue blanket on the floor and pretended it was a pond.   Each child had a fish with their name on it that we placed in the pond.  We counted all the fish in the pond.  We did the transition rhyme and used a child’s name and invited that child to come up and catch his fish with his name on it.  Each child had a turn to catch their fish in the pond.   

Physical Science:  Discussed:  What tools, other than a fishing pole, do you think people use to catch fish?  Did you kn0ow that some fish are caught using nets?  We had a plastic bin filled with water.  We added items that would float to the water.  Each child got to come up one at a time and use the fish net to try to catch the items floating in the water. 

Show and Tell:  The children each brought in a toy fish or book with a fish in it.  They each came up one at a time and discussed their fish item.   They told us why they brought it, what color it was, what shape and size it was, etc…

Afternoon Centers: Center 1:Lego’s

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