Over the past couple of weeks we have been having lots of fun learning all about our 5 senses. The first week we focused on our sense of touch and hearing. During this week the kiddos had a blast exploring all sorts of textures, the fabulous gloop was a definite favorite. We created some texture turtles, done a little finger painting while talking about the texture of the paint.
As well as talking about the difference between smooth, hard and rough textures.
We also created quite a musical sensation with our musical instruments we created a drum, jingle bell bracelets, paper tube horns and shakers, As well as having some fun with the syllables in each child's name as we played our rhythm sticks.
We covered our other 3 senses throughout the 2nd week. We started the week off concentrating on our sense of sight, making fun little binoculars which we later used to go on a number hunt in the classroom - the kiddos loved this! We also made cute little self portraits, each child had a look in a mirror to check on eye color etc before making their little masterpieces. Then we moved onto our sense of taste in which we had lots of fun painting with marshmallows, gluing our favourite food plates as well as our tasty tidbit center which went down a treat, the kiddos loved sampling sweet, salty and sour foods - I'm sure we can all guess almost every ones favorite! We then finished off the week with our sense of smell. We made some 'scentsational' flowers using koolaid as paint in all different flavors. As well as having a scent guessing center, and playing with sweet scented play doh. We rounded our week off completing our 5 senses book.
Throughout the weeks we have been working hard on our letters, as always we have a focus letter every week.
So far we have worked on L, F, E, H, T, I, J, U, C, O, G and S. Both letter recognition, pencil control and writing each letter.
I am so proud of each and everyone of the kiddos for always doing their best work while working on their letters, numbers and writing. They are all superstars :)
We were also lucky to have amazing athletes in with us this week which was a huge hit with the preschoolers they loved having a little taste of a number of different sports - There was lots of smiling and laughing going on :)