Book choices for today:

  • Hawaii   Martin Hintz
  • Hawaii   Emily McAuliffe
  • Welcome to the USA – Hawaii   Ann Heinrichs
  • Pop! a book about bubbles   Kimberly Bradley
  • April Bubbles Chocolate  Lee Hopkins
  • Bubble Trouble   Stephen Krensky
  • Bubble Trouble   Margaret Mohy

Geography: (first circle)

Need for lesson – North America Montessori Map, the book “Hawaii”, and a food common in Hawaii such as pineapples or coconut.

Geography 12

Let’s look at the map of North America. Who can show us where the country of the United States is? How many states are there in the united States? We live in_______? The Statue of Liberty is in which state? What about Georgia O’Keefe, which state is the museum in that is all about her and her paintings?

Toady we are going to talk about another state. It is the state of Hawaii. On our map it is located here. Even though it isn’t connected to this part of the country (show US on map), it is still one of the 50 states. Let’s read about Hawaii.
Have any of you visited Hawaii? Lets have a snack of pineapples, a popular food in Hawaii.

Practical Life:

Spooning – These are flowers that I cut off a plastic Hawaiian Lei necklace.

      Spooning

Art:

Hawaiian Leis – Have pre-cut flower shapes with a hole poked in the middle made out of different color construction paper, colored straws cut into 1 inch pieces, and string cut long enough to make necklaces.

     Hawaii – Art Activity

Songs/Poems:

Aloha

Aloha, Aloha
Aloha to you
Aloha, Aloha, Aloha
How do you do?

Hawaiian Child
( from everythingpreschool.com tune – Little Teapot)

I’m a little Hawaiian child,
Look at me, living on an island in the sea
I like to dive and I like to swim
The fish and the sea stars are my friends.
I’m a little Hawaiian child,
Look at me, climbing to the top of a coconut tree.
I’ll pick a coconut to share with you
Kiwi and bananas, and pineapples too.
I’m a little Hawaiian child,
Look at me, dancing the Hula one, two, three
Aloha means hello and good bye, too
So now I’ll say aloha, aloha to you.

Science: (second circle)

Talk with the children about bubbles. Bubbles are made up of air that is surrounded by a thin liquid skin. Bubbles can only be made through objects that have a holes in them. Review with the children what we learned about oxygen and our lungs. Ask the children, “Is air a solid, liquid, or gas?”

Bubble Solution (from The Mailbox Magazine) – 1 gallon of water, 2/3 cup Dawn dish washing soap, and 1 Tablespoon glycerin. Gently stir ingredients together. The longer this solution sits the better, so make it ahead of time and let it sit for at least five days before using.

Outdoor Bubbles – You need the bubble solution above and a pipe cleaner for each child. Have children make a bubble wand with their pipe cleaners and enjoy blowing bubbles them outside.

Bubble Blowing – As a work choice, put Bubble Blowing work in Practical Life. On a tray have small pitcher, bowl, straws that are wrapped in paper, container of liquid soap, and a sponge. children use the pitcher to pour water into the bowl, add 2/3 drops of liquid soap, and blow bubbles with a straw.

     Bubble Blowing

Songs/Poems:

Soap Bubble (Poems to Grow On)

Soap bubble, soap bubble,
Floating in the breeze,
Upward, upward,
Above the house and trees.

I wish that I were tiny;
I wish that I were small,
Small enough to fit inside
That shiny little ball.

The wind would rock me gently
As I a looking down
At bug-like people
In a little tiny town.

Bug-like people
Rushing here and there
As I am floating gently
In my bubble in the air.

Song (CD) choices for today:

  • Under the Sun   Frank Leto
  • Rockin’ Hula   Hap Palmer
  • Blue in Hawaii   Look at My World
  • Hawaiian Hukilau   Folk Dance