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 October.
We started the month with a really fun unit about the Emmy’s. There is a really fabulous book that goes along with that unit so be sure to check it out!
The Doc McStuffins box
was a real hit!
The stethoscope was really intriguing to the students.
Our little patient was well cared for!
Staff also 🙂
Of course, we had a box of GOLD to represent that golden Emmy statue.
Those sparkly beads!
The lure of GOLD!
We put some red velvet cake mix in Ellen’s box—-it is her favorite!
We also had a box full of Sesame Street fun! There were play figures, letters, number, and a fun book to read.
Next we celebrated German-American Day which was on October 6.
Germany has more zoos than any other country—-we thought that was a pretty cool fact!
The elephant hat turned out to be a crowd pleaser 🙂
There were lots of things to discover in the box.
Many of the animals made noises when buttons were pushed—–very cool!
This box contained black beans, red beans, and yellow rice—–the colors of the German flag. Autos are a leading industry so we included some in this box.
Uranium is a German natural resource. We used our fabulous kinetic sand to represent the uranium.
Our students had a blast!
Kinetic sand is just SO cool 🙂
We added poppy seeds to make our play dough look like bread—-sold in fabulous bakeries throughout Germany.
The students also had fun making castles—-just like some of the ones you can visit in Germany—-out of moonsand.
The Brothers Grimm came from Germany so we made a fun fairy tale box just for them!
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness everything in our next unit was pink!
The students found the pink sand and sifter very fascinating.
It really was very cool!
Our pink rice had 4 letter “P”s to find and the word “pink” hidden at the bottom of the box.
The students enjoyed this box.
Here are some more pictures of the rice box—-
——it really was popular 🙂
They enjoyed making cool floam sculptures.
There was quite an assortment of pink items in this box, including a baton that lit up and a fabulous sparkly pom pom.
Something fun for everyone!
It was hard to tell which was a bigger hit the sparkly beads or…….
……….soft, fluffy yarn in this box.
Even the oobleck was colored pink for this unit 🙂
This fun water fountain toy was a HUGE hit!
Our Creepy Crawly Critter unit was tied to the students curriculum unit on animal habitats.
The “owl” feather boa tickled our students 🙂
They all like owls—-of course!
It doesn’t get any creepier than spiders!
We had a bunch—even one that vibrated when the string was pulled!!!
Our desert habitat had snakes and lizards to roam around in the sand.
There was a GIANT water bug in our pond habitat!
Now that is CREEPY!
Bats were cut out of black play dough—-great for counting fun.
The lights got turned off and the students got to check out some glowing bugs in a box.
Our light boxes are always popular.
The lights were kept off and a black light turned on to check out some glowing centipedes.
This was a hit!
Our final theme of the month was Peter Pan. We had lots of magical fun with this unit.
The Captain Hook box was a huge hit!
There were lots of things to explore including an eye patch and crocodile.
We brought out kinetic sand again—–this time a vibrant green!
The students loved it.
Black beans made for a perfect night sky complete with Wendy and stars to find.
There was also a picture of Peter Pan hidden underneath.
Glitter was added to yellow play dough which made the stars cut from it really twinkle!
The different size cookie cutters enabled size comparisons.
The Mr. Smee box contained red and white items. They could be sorted by either texture or color.
The beads were also fun to shake and move.
A really fun box!
The students loved the pixie dust discovery bottles.
And the mermaid lagoon!
Of course the highlight was our Fairy Hollow umbrella—-
—–this was a HIT!
Truly one of the prettiest umbrellas we have put together.
What a fantastic jam packed month—–filled with fun and learning, Group by Group!