This is an exciting time of the year as nature has provided us (Teachers) with an abundance of learning opportunities...To stimulate the senses in my activity room, which on any given day contains 15-20 young minds I added this to my sensory table...
What is it ? It is 25 pounds of CRITTER FOOD (corn and sunflower seeds - MINUS the PEANUTS) plus crystal acorns, pumpkins gourds and fabric leaves....
Activities using Critter Food can include:
All the senses (except tasting)- visual, smelling, touching, hearing
Math Activities- counting, patterning, measuring & comparing qauantity
Science Activities- sorting, ordering, seriation (big, bigger, biggest or small, smaller, smallest), simularities and differences
Art Actiivties- collages (gluing), painting, making rainsticks and shakers (using the corn and sunflower seeds
Fine Motor Skills- filling, dumping
For more Fall suggestions keep checking back!
I happened to chance upon your blog and found it very interesting!
We have recently launched a science app that uses augmented reality to enhance classroom teaching. The app has 3D models for kindergarten to grade 12. I thought you might want to check it out and may be review it on your blog, if possible.
It is a paid app(with a few models free) but in case you are interested in trying it out I will be happy to provide you with a free copy.
The link to the app is:
You can also search for the app on the app store as 'Augmenter'.
Do let me know if you would be interested. I am really Looking forward to your response.