Classroom Feature: Steller's Jays Use Their Senses to Notice Fall


Here's this week's glimpse into what's happening in and out of our classrooms here in the day school! These feature lessons, activities, centers, and saunters from a different classroom each week.

Today's feature: Steller’s Jays Notice Fall and Fall Harvest

This month in the Steller's Jay classroom we are connecting our Place-Based themes of the Natural World and Emotional Connections to every center. We are focusing more closely on using our senses for noticing fall and fall harvest. By having pumpkins and gourds in every classroom center, children can connect to their learning in any way that makes sense to them.

In the block center children will use numbers and counting while building with pumpkins and blocks. They will also use all of their senses to notice what happens when they roll pumpkins down the ramps they build.

In the Sensory Bin, students will show persistence in approaching tasks when scooping seeds out of the inside of pumpkins. Students will also use their sense of touch to feel what the inside of a pumpkin feels like.

At the Writing Center, students will use tools for writing and drawing on pumpkins while using their senses of sight, touch, and hearing.

Our classroom is all about making connections and learning deeply about our place!