Today, we continued talking about the five senses especially the sense of touch. After briefly reviewing our five senses, I passed around various objects for the students to explore their textures. The objects were a rock, a pine cone and a cushion.
|The rock we touched|
|G.S and O.S feel the rock|
|T.W feels the rock|
|X.I feels the rock|
|J.M examines the bumps on the rock|
J.C said "It's a little bit hard and a little bit soft"
O.B said "I feel its bumpy on the top"
T.D said "It's hard and bumpy"
|The pine cone|
|T.D feels the pine cone|
|D.K examines the texture of the pine cone|
T.D said "It feels prickly and soft"
J.C said "It feels a little bit bumpy"
T.S said "It feels sharp"
|K.M uses her sense of touch by putting the cushion to her face|
|T.W squeezes the cushion|
Some quotes about the cushion:
G.A said "It feels a little bit hairy"
A.R said "It's kinda hard"
J.M said "It feels soft"
D.K said "It feels really soft"
Here is a video clip from my conference with the students in the block center:
Tomorrow, we will continue to use our sense of touch in making "clean mud"
During free choice activity in the morning, I've been going around to small groups and starting patterns to see if they would extend them!
|This group wanted to make a train from what I started|
We will be talking about patterns more in depth soon!
Exciting news-the light table has arrived!!
|The new light table|