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 April themes.
Ocean was the theme of our first unit. The students loved going “under the sea” with our umbrella habitat complete with whale sounds recorded on a voice output device.
Our umbrella habitats are always a hit and this was no exception!
The students were intrigued with the 3 different discovery bottles—one with a submarine, one with colorful jewel like shells, and one with glittery jelly fish.
Coral reefs were made with moldable orange Floam.
A variety of ocean treasures could be found in this box including a ship wreck, pearls, fish, and…..
a fun orca puppet!
Size comparisons were explored with different shells and a fun picture to find hidden beneath the sand.
Shaving foam and water made for wonderfully messy sensory experiences for our maritime theme.
It was all about math with our Numbers unit. Each of the boxes had things to count,
……..things to measure with
and colors to enjoy.
The box of 4 pompoms got everyone feeling like a cheerleader….
There were so many fabulous boxes to explore in our Storybook Parade unit.
Green food coloring and glitter made for some fantastic Emerald City oobleck!
As usual, the students had a blast with the prop box—- what fun to look at the world through rose colored glasses 🙂
Red moon sand and a cookie cutter helped a llama get some red pajamas!
This unit also came with a bad case of stripes 🙂
and some super fun little owl feathers.
Who doesn’t love a good Alice in Wonderland tea party!
What a fun way to explore measurement.
Our final theme for April was Earth Day. The students found letters to spell out the word EARTH in our blue rice with green split peas.
A box FILLED with beads continued the blue and green theme.
There were flowers and leaves to sort in this next box. The leis inspired some of the students and staff to do an impromptu hula 🙂
There were 2 discovery bottles. One was filled with blue and green glitter swirling around in a “blue ocean”.
The other had some clear marbles in water to symbolize melting ice—-what we don’t want to happen to our ice caps!
This box was filled with a variety of Earth Day related items including things that could be recycled such as paper and play food “cans” and “bottles”. There were also endangered animals, little people, and the word “HOME” since the earth is home to all of us.
There was something for everyone to explore and discover!
Our oobleck was turned into “mud” with a little help from cocoa powder—-lots of fun!
It also smelled a LOT better than the real thing 🙂
Eye hand coordination was practiced as students scooped out some”trash” out of the water.
Hope you enjoyed our April After Party! Our students had a blast in a month filled with fun and learning—–Group by Group!