Welcome to the After Party! Each week after the weekly blog featuring activities in the elementary department is posted, our sensory cart is parked in the media center where it is available for check out by the rest of the school.
This post has photos of our middle and high school students enjoying the books and cart during the month of January.
We started off the month with a Frozen theme. Needless to say it was HUGELY popular!
The students loved watching the snowflakes swirl while they listened to “Let it Go” play on the voice output device.
Some of them even sang along :)
There were more snowy swirls in our discovery bottles.
Everyone LOVED Olaf!
He is just so cute!!
The Insta-Snow looked and felt a lot like the real thing.
It was fun making it into snowballs!
They also built snowmen with Floam!
Our “reindeer” fur and cute little “Sven” were a hit.
Either for cuddling or wrapping around shoulders :)
There were snowflakes and fun figures to discover in this colorful box.
Some of the students got a little creative with the basket grass :)
They had fun counting how many snowflakes they scooped out of the water.
The new year was celebrated by looking back at historic events in the past and wondering “what will happen this year?”
The students sorted hard/soft and red/yellow using the colors of the flag in Queen Isabella’s box.
Both science and math concepts to explore.
Our “rock around the clock” box had the song recorded on a voice output device, a fun maraca AND…..
these super fun finger drums that were a HUGE hit!
The crazy neon rice was very eye catching and so much fun to scoop into our mini funnel!
Different size stars were cut from our Declaration of Independence play dough—-we added foil stars and glitter for a special sparkle!
Green Floam, the same color as the Statue of Liberty, was used to make a variety of sculptures and the students had fun with souvenir hat.
Our water play had a plumeria scent in honor of Elvis’ Hawaiian concert.
Our Properties of Matter theme complimented the Unique Curriculum unit our students studied this month.
The students looked for letters L, G, and S——for solid, liquid, and gas—-in a box of cornmeal.
They explored the properties of different materials in this box—-there were things that were soft, hard, long, short, big, and little.
The bright orange color made is especially eye catching!
Liquids were explored in with discovery bottles. The students also discovered which items sank and which floated in our water basin.
Our kinetic sand is not a liquid but it kind of acts like one :)
Gases were explored with bubbles—–always a hit!
We also used another liquid (vinegar) to make gas bubbles in our cloud dough mixture. This was really COOL!
We finished with some scented lotion. Eucalyptus was a very attention getting scent and perfect one to help us remember all we learned about matter!
We learned a lot about the state of Georgia with our next unit.
This was a hit!
We finished the month with a Gasparilla celebration!
The rice had the same colors as the Spanish flag—-where Jose Gaspar called home.