We had a pretty colorful week—–literally 🙂 We have been wanting to do a color theme for a while and were inspired by our friend @teachezwell.me who has been posting a series of colorful photos. So with spring on the way, this seemed like the perfect time! Our sensory group boxes were filled with a feast of colors. The fine motor group painted with colorful ice cubes and the language group conducted experiments of the colorful sort.
Let’s explore some of the rainbow of colors that make up our world!
It was a lot of fun to put together and LOTS of fun for the students to explore.
Just like the blue box, our ORANGE was filled different objects and textures. Fake “spaghetti” strands made the base of this box then we added pumpkins, balls, —–and a great big shaker pompom that was a totally favorite!
Identify common objects by one observable property, such as size or color is a science access point.
Track objects in motion is a science access point.
This PURPLE slime had a pretty weird jello-like texture and while some of the students were a little hesitant to touch it, others dove right in! We made this using a non-borax recipe found on the internet.
Pretty cool stuff!
Recognize sources of light is a science access point.
The science access point recognize a change in an object can be addressed here.
We finished with some WHITE lotion—–sea island cotton from Bath and Body Works. The students really liked the aroma and the feeling of the lotion rubbed on their different body parts such as arm or neck.
Recognize one or more external body parts is a science access point.
FINE MOTOR GROUP
Ms. Maria gave us the idea for this week’s art project—–painting with ice cubes!
Recognize a common object with a two-dimensional shape is a math access point.
Recognize that the appearance of an object or material has changed is a science access point.
Recognize that pushing and pulling an object makes it move is a science access point.
We found some cool experiments that used COLOR for our language group this week.
The math access point solve problems involving small quantities of objects or actions using language, such as enough, too much, or more can be addressed in this activity.
We put about 2 tablespoons of oil in a small dish and squeezed some different colored drops of food coloring into the oil. We passed it around so our students could see that the food coloring did not spread all around but looked like little dots in the oil—-pretty cool!
Then, we stirred up the oil/food coloring so that the bigger dots broke off into even smaller little dots.
The next experiment we learned how mixing 2 colors creates a new color. For our first try, we put some blue food coloring on one corner of a gallon bag and then squirted some clear hair gel onto it. On the other corner of the bag, we put some red food coloring and gel.
We turned off the lights, taped the bag onto a light box, and our students squished the gel all around. It was pretty fascinating to watch the colors change and even cooler to see it on the light box!
Recognize a change in an object is a science access point.