Showing posts from October, 2016

Wind Chimes, Sukkot, and Timelines!

Wind Chimes As you know, to really explore different types of sounds, the Primary students created wind chimes using odds and ends of materials. They chose their materials and then sketched a plan for how they would use their materials.

Mrs. Hoy demonstrated tying the objects to the base and making sure to space them so each item is hitting the others and creating sounds.

Next, it was time to get to work!
Mrs. Hentschel's class graciously offered to help us with the tying!

The finished wind chimes will be on display during conferences!
Sukkot Hazzan Greenburg and Mrs. Mangel were kind enough to host lunch in their sukkahs. We had a wonderful time!

Timelines: For the past few weeks, I have been focusing on different ways of measuring time. Time can be measured in years, months, days, hours, minutes, and seconds. A librarian from Wright Memorial Library came and read us a few books about time around the world and a timeline of technology/inventions. Here we are putting the months in o…

Exploring our Senses: Touch & Taste

Touch Our sense of touch is the most forgotten but also the most often used since our touch receptors are in the skin all over our bodies! Of course, we started by creating a list of words that describe things we can touch.
 To explore this sense, students got into groups and described an object in a bag using only their sense of touch. They described the shape, texture, and size to try to get their peers to guess the object. 
Taste We brainstormed a list of words to describe taste and then began learning about the tongue! 

We learned that the tongue is a muscle--and therefore, can be used to do some pretty silly tricks!
We learned about four different types of tastes: sweet, bitter, sour, and salty. The students had a chance to taste 4 different liquids and determine into which category it went.  (The mystery liquids were: lemon juice, sugar water, salt water, water with baking soda)
We talked about "the face" of sour. If you make a pucker face when tasting it, then it's…