This week, we have been exploring our five senses through reading, "The Listening Walk" by Paul Showers, watching BrainPOP Jr.'s "Senses, while also dancing to and reciting "The Five Senses Song", and participating in many related activities.
When exploring our sense of smell, we smelt various objects - candles the scent of "apple", "orange", "vanilla", and "rain". We recorded our favorite smell on our graph. We then compared and contrasted the results. The smell that people liked the most was apple. The smell that people liked the least was rain
When exploring our sense of touch, we felt the 'texture' of various objects and identified them as soft, hard, rough, smooth, or bumpy. We glued them on our hand, accordingly.
When exploring our sense of hearing, we went on our own walk, much like the character had in "The Listening Walk" by Paul Showers. We used hearing, and other senses to understand our experiences in, around, and outside of the school. We then created pictures of our walk, while dictating and/or writing about the sense we used as it related to the experience.
Test your sense of hearing at home:
When exploring our sense of sight, we searched for "V's" (letter of the week) in our sand table.
We sorted various pictures based on the many different senses we learned about. We realized that with many pictures, you could be using more than one sense.
To close out our unit on the Five Senses, we made a "Five Senses Bear". Bells to hear, eyes to see, a scented cotton ball to smell, a stick of gum to taste, and yarn to touch!