Eye Spy an eye pie

October 7, 2017

This week we began studying our five senses. Makes sense. We started
the year with an All About Me unit,  and things we can do with  our
hands and feet. We continued learning about ourselves and each other
through our senses. Monday we read My Eyes, and a book appropriately
called All About Me.

We played I Spy. This game helps with looking and listening skills. It
encourages verbal and language skills as well. How many words can we
use to describe an object? What color is it? What shape? Is it high or
low? What does it feel like?

In the yard people were seen digging in the sandbox, making pies and
tea. Two were swinging up a storm trying to blast off. Five were
pretending to cut trees. Two friends were play-watching Beauty and the
Beast, silently staring at a wood chip. Some children were running and
laughing.

Quiet time is still quiet with six to eight sleepers, while others
relax and look at books.

We looked in mirrors to see what color eyes we have and everyone got a
crayon to color eyes for our Eye Pie. We guessed which color had the
most eyes and then counted to see if we were correct. We talked about
our eye parts and shapes: pupil, iris, eye lashes, eye brows, circles,
and almonds. Some children added pupils to their eyes when coloring.
One person told us their eyes were yellow.

After reading My Five Senses we took turns smelling boxes to see if we
could identify the scents. The guesses are written in the classroom.
When everyone had had a turn to smell we opened the boxes to see what
was inside. We were able to taste some of the contents using our sense
of taste.

Everyone helped make snacks Wednesday. We used our fine motor skills,
hand-eye coordination, and strong hand muscles to cut apples and
bananas. Then we used our sense of taste to eat them. We talked about
which fruit was hard or soft, crunchy or not, and what each one felt
like.

We read Listening Walk and then closed our eyes to use our sense of
hearing to listen for sounds. We heard: a car, a baby, a truck, a beep
beep, a bird, and much more.

Friday we used the Feely Box again and our sense of touch to identify
what was in the box. After all guesses were made, we looked in the
box. We played a listening game to descriptions of fruits and
vegetables. The children were great at this game!

Next week we work on our whole body tracing.

Have a pleasant weekend,
Therese