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 May themes. It was a short month but we packed a lot of fun into it!
We celebrated the Kentucky Derby by learning about the State of Kentucky.
Horses of various textures, sizes, and……even some that made noise were included in our “run for the roses” box.
All sorts of items associated with Kentucky could be found in our box filled with “blue grass”. There were even some Lincoln Logs—-Abe was born there!
Black beans represented coal……….. the state mineral of Kentucky.
Rice in the colors of the University of Kentucky gave a nod to the winningest NCAA basketball team.
The students had a lot of fun with our mini Fort Knox.
That sparkle is just SO enticing!
The Kentucky Derby has one of the largest fireworks displays! Ours was a lot smaller, contained in a little baton but it was still big on FUN!
Two Louisville sisters wrote the Happy Birthday song and that had us thinking about parties! Since soda is often a party treat, our students got to choose between 2 different soda scented (Sprite and strawberry Fanta) lip balms to rub on their wrists.
We turned a mammoth umbrella into Mammoth Cave and let our students hunt for cave animals with a mini flashlight.
Our next unit took us to North Carolina! Some of the pictures in the book were taken by Susan, one of our teachers!
The students had a lot of fun with our Wright Brothers box.
They thought the “airplane goggles” were pretty goofy!
The propeller fan felt really cool……
and elicited giggles…….
………………lots of them 🙂
We used a massager to give the feel of airplane vibration.
This was a big hit also!
Apples were picked out of corn kernels—–both grown in North Carolina.
The state flower (dogwood) and insect (honey bee) were sorted.
There was lots to discover in this box which was filled with things related to North Carolina—including the state song on a voice output device.
The students had a blast with our Sir Walter Raleigh mud 🙂
Then rinsed their hands in water that smelled like Krispy Kreme doughnuts (first served in North Carolina)!
The students also had fun using a scoop to catch some trout 🙂
We finished our year with a Purple unit in honor of our Jeannie who is retiring! There were lots of fabulous purple things to explore—-including cute little Beanie Babies, a piece of soft fun fur…..
……..and some shiny pom poms!
Our purple beans were very eye catching and had an interesting texture.
The purple Kinetic Sand was a hit with both students AND staff—-pretty amazing stuff!
We had a fantastic purple light box that our students found to be pretty fascinating with it’s soft purple glow.
There were lots of giggles with our box of garland—-
flashy, fluffy, feathery fun!
The students hunted for purple letters in grape scented water.
The grape scented bubble bath we used smelled really GOOD 🙂
Like all our other After Parties, May was a fabulous month filled with fun, learning and laughter!
Thanks for joining us 🙂