Sunday, September 16, 2012

Popcorn 5 Senses

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!! 


  1. We will be using pop corn with our five senses unit this month too. :)
    Love your anchor chart. Come over to my blog to see some 5 sense online resources.

  2. I have a machine just like that and now cannot eat popcorn any other way :)


  3. Donors Choose just gave my kiddos books too :) Love the popcorn idea- I just pinned it and plan to use it next week! Thank you!!

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  4. Hi Rachelle, I just completed my 5 senses unit with my kids- I am filing your popcorn idea away for next year! They'll love it! I just found your blog, I'm your newest follower!

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