April is National Poetry Month so we decided to make nursery rhymes our theme this week! Our sensory groups had lots of messy fun exploring boxes related to different characters. Our fine motor groups made some fun animal character art projects and the language group made a yummy treat based on nursery rhyme character.
They also like picking up handfuls and watching them drop back into the box.
Both sets of animals came in a variety of sizes, shapes, and textures for sorting fun.
We also put a light toy that looked a little like a candle when the button was pushed.
Spiders scared Little Miss Muffet away but ours were super cute and not scary at all! We had 2 cute little furry spiders, one that jiggled when it’s string was pulled, and a discovery bottle with spiders that scuttled up and down.
Lots of giggles were heard with this box 🙂
The Queen of Hearts and the baker both love to bake so this box was filled with red velvet cake mix. We put in 2 different size scoops and a heart shaped cookie cutter for our little bakers to play with.
Apply a push to move an object is a science access point.
Speaking of Little Miss Muffet, we learned that curds and whey are kind of like cottage cheese. We added cotton balls to our oobleck to get a lumpy kind of texture and were pretty pleased with the results. The oobleck started out white with each group but hands that had explored the red velvet cake mix tinged it pink!
The science access point recognize differences in sizes of containers that hold liquids (capacity) is addressed here.
Recognize one or more external body parts is a science access point.
FINE MOTOR GROUP
On Tuesday our students made handprint sheep!
Recognize common objects with 2-dimensional shapes is a math access point.
On Wednesday it was all about mice with our Hickory Dickory Dock clock! Our fabulous volunteers did all the set up for this project—-thanks ladies! Here is the template for the mice:mouse template for clock
Recognize a change in an object is a science access point.
Recognize similarities and differences in size of common objects is a math access point.
Associate quantities with number names is a math access point.
Before we put them in the bowl, we let each of our students smell the eggs——and got some pretty funny faces from some of the students 🙂
Solve simple problems involving going or separating sets of objects to 5 is a math access point.
We made 1 sandwich and cut it in HALF to make 2. Then we cut one of the halves in half and counted 3 pieces and then cut the other half and counted 4 pieces. Math with food is always a fun and YUMMY thing!
Partition a rectangle into equal parts with equal area is a math access point that can be addressed with this activity.