Encourage children to use their senses to explore the world around them.
Big Idea: Five senses are used to explore any environment.
- Good pair of walking shoes
- Take a walk around your school playground, to a nearby park or woods or simply around your school.
- As children walk, encourage them to pay attention to each of their five senses. Have them close their eyes- what do they hear, what do they smell? Have them hold their hands over their ears – what do they see? Touch the grass – how does it feel? Smell?
- Repeat the walk as often as you can. Observe how your senses detect changes.
- Return back to the classroom and discuss what the children observed with their senses.
Q. How does the earth feel?
Q. Take a deep breath and smell the air; what do you smell?
Q. Can you guess what lunch will be?
Q. What do you see?
Q. What kind of animals can you hear?
Q. How has what you see change?
Q. Does that tree look the same?
Q. Are there any new smells? Or sounds?
1.B Apply reading strategies to improve understanding and fluency.
1.C Comprehend a broad range of reading materials.
2.B Read and interpret a variety of literary works.
4.A Listen effectively in formal and informal situations.
4.B Speak effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience.
11.A Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.
31.A Develop a positive self-concept.
5 Senses: smell, taste, hearing, touch and sight