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 April.
Our first theme complimented the Unique Curriculum theme for April. It was How We Earn Money. Both students and staff dressed up in costumes for their “dream jobs” in our book. Each of the sensory boxes was tied to one of those jobs.
The students had fun playing vet and taking care of the little puppy in this box.
The stethoscope was lots of fun 🙂
Our FAMU presidents box with it’s Rattler colors of orange and green AND “rattling” egg was a hit.
Everyone enjoyed playing rock star!
The finger guitar and drums are always favorites with the students.
They totally rocked feather boas and sunglasses……
…..and showed us some groovy moves 🙂
Our future bakers had fun “icing” cupcakes……
And our future paleontologists discovered dinosaur bones in the sand.
Since the pool is open at school, they were very familiar with the job of Lifeguard!
The big hit of the this group was the underwater ocean umbrella habitat.
This is one of our favorite umbrellas and the whale sounds recorded on the voice output device added to the realistic feel.
More fun photos—–the students really had a blast with this 🙂
We learned about the country of India to celebrate the Indian New Year.
Our rice was green, white, and orange—— the colors of the Indian flag.
We also used green, white, and orange paper shred in our box containing symbols of India.
Our oobleck was especially colorful with the addition of green and orange glitter.
The students practiced making letter I’s in it.
The students had fun matching “cobras” found in the box of lentils.
Sandalwood and curry and scents associated with India. the students found them intriguing……..
……..but not always appealing 🙂
The “monsoon” water play was lots of fun!
We loved learning about India.
April is National Poetry Month and we celebrated by looking at nursery rhymes. The students loved the book that accompanied the unit—-they always enjoy seeing their friends in costume 🙂
The students had fun sorting lambs and geese.
They also had fun making “cakes” with our red velvet cake mix.
Our Jack be Nimble box had waxy Wikki Stix strings and a spinning “flame” in our toy candle.
This was a really fun box!
There were number 3’s to find in our Old King Cole “coal”.
Miss Muffet’s spider box elicited LOTS of interest and giggles 🙂
They found the bottle very fascinating!
We turned oobleck into curds and whey by adding some cotton balls.
It really made it a different texture to explore!
Exploring different containers that hold liquids was a math access point addressed with the Jack and Jill water tub.
We finished April with a Star Wars theme. The students loved our galactic umbrella.
There were lights, starships, and a Death Star—-of course!
Students had fun building structures in our Tatooine sand box.
They also had fun building their own Darth Vader!
We had some colorful pasta to sort. There were 5 different characters to find.
There were more characters and a light saber—-which was VERY popular—– to find in another box!
Yoda’s jello swamp was complete messy FUN!
There were snakes, insects, lizards….and even a little Yoda to find.
Hands were cleaned in “Ewok” mahogany woods scents water.
The force was with us 🙂