Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Science & Five Senses

Unfortunately, we don't have much of a science curriculum. Basically, we have Foss Kits for Trees and Wood & Paper. We are supposed to spread these two units over an entire year. And no, I am NOT joking! Anyhow, I don't complain, I just try to supplement wherever I can. So last week I decided to do a mini-unit on the five senses...

We read and talked about "My Five Senses" by Aliki.
Then the kids helped me label a chart of the five senses. I prepped this in a hurry during morning announcements, and you can totally tell because I forgot to make arms! The kids didn't notice though hehe :)
Then the kids visited 5 senses stations and explored their senses with hands-on activities. I left it very open-ended and just let them explore while I walked around asking questions and encouraging them to use the new vocabulary words. Here is a sample of things I included at the stations: 

Feeling Station: stuffed animals, rocks, sandpaper, various fabrics, a secret "feely box"
Seeing Station: color bottles, books about five sense, coins and magnifying glasses, sunglasses
Hearing Station: various musical instruments
Tasting Station: crackers and goldfish for snacking
Smelling Station: scented candles, incense sticks, scented oils, hand lotions

Finally, the kids labeled their five senses in their journals using this template I made. Click the image to get your own copy! I made one for boys and one for girls.


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  2. This is perfect! Thank you for your sharing-I am going to use it this week for sure! Thanks again!


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  6. Great ideas! Thank you!!

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