Please reload

Recent Posts

Being There: Field Trips

July 15, 2017

1/9
Please reload

Featured Posts

Senses Fireworks

October 17, 2017

 

 

Workshop Activities

  • Craft – Scented Senses – paint with scented paint

  • Key Points – Roll a Sense game

  • Collaborative – Avenues to the Brain – quick reports

  • Writing – Describe This! - Adjectives

  • Math/Logic – Chart it Up – Chart and Graph the results of a survey

  • Genius Principle – Senses Self-Assessment

  • Big Activity – Sensorama – Experiencing all the senses

  • Movement - Blind Man's Bluff

 

Field Trip

  • Book Arts Tour at the International Printing Museum in Carson
    Wednesday, October 18th, 10am, $12 per person
    Participants will take a tour of the printing presses, typeset and print some pages, and bind books.
    There is still room in this trip – register today so we know you're coming!

 

Minecraft Class

  • Students become the messengers from the senses into the brain and back.

  • Tour of inner ear and eye.

  • Students battle bacteria from nose.

  • Build challenge – Students build their own senses and create the nervous system.

Upcoming Activities

  • Renaissance Faire

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    Our own Renaissance Faire - put on by the students! Families may wear Renaissance costumes

 

Fireworks

Read through the fireworks and choose five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.

 

  • Test perceptions of height and distance, then measure the actual height of a tree (triangulation)

  • Make a book or picture using different textured fabric (net, felt, fur) or other objects (sandpaper, buttons, cotton balls.)

  • Write about your experiences with food as a story with the title "Foods That Taste Better Than They Look" or about "Foods That Look Better Than They Taste."

  • Put on a blindfold. Have your partner place different foods into your mouth. Can you guess what they are? What if you plug your nose as well?

  • Try some Baci Perugina http://baciperugina.goodbarry.com/Images/baci.png . Translate the messages and/or write your on messages.

  • Read and write in Braille.

  • Go on a nature walk. Observe using all of your senses (as possible). Write about and/or sketch your observations in your notebook.

  • Draw your own optical illusions.

  • Do some smells remind you of things that have happened before? Write about it.

  • Go on a smells scavenger hunt.

  • Set up and perform a taste test with your family and friends. Graph the results of the taste test.

  • Rainbow colors always appear in the same order. Sing the “Rainbow Song,” sung to the tune or “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”:

  • Red, orange, yellow, green,
    blue and vi-o-let,
    First the rain, and then the sun,
    A rainbow's what you get!

  • Go on a listening walk. Write down all the sounds you hear. Do you know what all the sounds are from?

  • Experiment with a tuning fork. What can you discover about sound vibrations?

  • Leonardo's studio was a sensory treasure trove filled with music, flowers, and beautiful scents. Create your own work space that is peaceful, beautiful and well-lit.

  • Experiment with mixing colors – color a disk and spin it on a top.

  • Do a senses writing workshop lesson: http://lessons.atozteacherstuff.com/258/sense-you-asked-writing-workshop-lesson/

  • Do some of the experiments found in the Hearing and Sound Waves Lesson Plan: http://www.squidoo.com/five-senses-hearing-and-sound-waves-lesson-plan

  • Use a prism to reflect sunlight to see and talk about the different colors.

  • Experiment with

  • optics/light/fiber-optics.

  • sound/sound waves/music

  • taste/smell/touch

  • Make a collage of pictures of people using their senses.

  • Do some Double Dare Addition: https://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/double-dare-addition!-lesson-plan/

  • Make a collage or draw a picture of something in a way that would describe how something sounds, smells, tastes, or feels. If desired, make a representation of all five senses in one picture.

  • Pick out the patterns: https://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/pick-out-the-patterns-lesson-plan/

  • Create a Halloween poem, with five verses, one for each of the senses. Describe how your experience Halloween through these senses.

 

 

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter