Happy Wednesday! The past couple of weeks, we have been learning about our senses during listening and learning. We typically will relate whatever we’re doing in listening and learning to our science activities. We’ve done so much with apples and we were able to do so many science related activities.
Sense of Sight:
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For our sense of sight, we talked about different kinds of apples. We used apples of all shapes, sizes and colors. This helped to reinforce how we use our eyes for so many things. It was awesome watching them compare and contrast the apples. It’s also an extremely simple activity. We also read the short story, ‘The Little Red House’. It’s a super cute story about an apple.
Sense of Touch
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For our sense of touch, we felt apples. Now, it sounds super simple, but you have to make the most out of everything. We don’t have a lot of time during our science and social studies block. Typically we have enough time for a topic related story and a quick activity. We were learning about how to describe how things felt. This helped to reinforce words associated with our sense of touch, such as smooth and hard.
Sense of Hearing, Smelling and Tasting
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Whoa! This is kind of an all in one deal. We have listening and learning in the morning and science later in the afternoon. Since we were learning about our senses in both, it was an easy transition. Last Friday, we culminated by learning about our sense of taste during listening and learning. We ended the lesson by cutting up apples and putting them in the crockpot. We let it cook in the classroom until the science. This allowed us to talk all day about what we heard and smelled coming from the crockpot. It was even more exciting to be able to taste the applesauce at the end. I found this recipe on Pinterest.
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