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 books and activities from some of our February themes.
We started the month learning about Groundhog Day. The students had fun exploring coffee ground groundhog burrows.
This coloring changing “winter snowball” was a huge hit!
Next we explored our very own state of Florida. We had bright and coloring boxes filled with flowers and other symbols of our “sunshine state”!
Including nods to our theme parks.
We also had colorful Ponce de Leon rice.
There were cool treasure ship discovery bottles, one filled with gold and the other with doubloons and jewels!
The jello Everglades swamp was a HUGE hit….
Slightly sticky hands were rinsed with citrus scented water and a “grapefruit” sponge 🙂
Mardi Gras week was so much fun and the students loved seeing their friends in the book which was made even more special by the backdrop painted by the students in art with Ms. Judy.
They did such a great job and we are so lucky to have such talented students helping us!
The sensory cart had such colorful boxes for this unit. There were also fun sunglasses….
and LOTS of beads, of course!
There was yellow play dough with green and purple glitter.
Mardi gras rice and mardi gras feathers were also favorite items to explore.
So much fun!
The students couldn’t resist the sparkly oobleck and sweet vanilla sugar scented water play!
Finally, we rocked out to some zydeco music on the voice output device.
Happy Mardi Gras!
Our final unit brought back all the fun of our Florida Snow Day! There were lots of snowy white boxes to explore including Insta-snow, ice crystal like tapioca, and shaving cream.
So many cool textures!
There was a box filled with a variety of white items to discover.
The pom pom shaker and cleaning mitt were huge hits!
There were snowballs made from scented hair conditioner and cornstarch play dough!
There were snowballs that GLOWED!
Floam snowman sculptures were fabulous!
Our magical winter umbrella is always a hit with everyone!