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 activities from some of our January themes.
Our first week explored New Year celebrations around the world. There were lots of fun boxes to explore including one filled with salt and another with items representing Japanese celebrations.
That box included a special song recorded on a voice output device.
The students made almond scented “marzipan” pigs and went “ice fishing”.
The scent for this unit was pomegranate which they really liked.
Of course, no New Year celebration would be complete without firecrackers! Our bubble wrap firecracker were a hit as usual 🙂
In the Healthy Snacks unit we included our rainbow rice—-to remind everyone that healthy foods are colorful.
More colorful boxes made up the Idaho unit.
This butterfly and caterpillar pasta was especially eye catching.
Sun Valley Idaho has SNOW! This fake stuff is as close as most of us with get to real snow……
but it was fun just the same 🙂
Idaho has a state dance—–the square dance! Square dance music was recorded on a voice output device and the students LOVED it!
Idaho is known as the Gem State and our discovery bottle had some eye catching ones floating around in it. The state is also know for having the tallest sand dune.
Students made their own sand dunes using the always fascinating kinetic sand.
Mount Rushmore’s sculptor was from Idaho. The students had so much fun making their own sculptures out of Floam.
Pretty fabulous 🙂
The students had so much fun with the Wizard of Oz unit. They especially loved reading the book to see their friends dressed in costume as characters.
They fun making yellow brick roads in the colorful rice……
ease on down the road!
Making rainbows with the chenille stems—–
along with the staff 🙂
Soft pompoms and hard beads were great for sorting…
AND wearing 🙂
The bubbles and discovery bottle were hits!
Everyone loved the Emerald City oobleck!
So many fun things to discover 🙂
The students had a blast!