This week we wrapped up our 5 senses Science unit with a fun popcorn experience! Every year my students LOVE watching the popcorn maker churn out freshly popped kernels!
We observed how it sounded while it was working. Once the machine had worked it's magic I gave each student a bowl full and we observed how it looks, smells, feels, and of course tastes!
Then the students filled in their own observation sheet, drawing the body part associated with the sense, and a describing word. They did great!
Afterwords, we compiled their answers, and used the most frequently used word for each to fill in our class chart.
My kids have also been DEVOURING the science books we received from Donorschoose during read to self time. They LOVE them!!
We worked our way up to 8 minutes of Read to Self, and 6 minutes of Work on Writing this week. Next week we'll begin Read to Someone. I'm so happy with how the Daily 5 has been going so far!!