s is for a real snake’s return visit

snake!

snake

if you’ve read our blog for the last while, you’ve seen this guy before.

snake

cooper has grown older just like us.

snake

i practiced calm and strength and carried him from his cage to circle time.

snake

snake

he really is a sweet snake.

snake

clever and funny too!  when at circle time, he’d move quickly to our chalkboard and slither down the chalk track.

snake

thank you for coming again, cooper!  and thank you, john david, for sharing. :)

snake

s is for sense of smell

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smelling jars

i love this activity.  the surprise and the guessing and the freedom to explore further.

smelling jars

this time we had cinnamon, lemon oil, vanilla and dill.  after we passed them around at circle time, we left them out for friends to keep on smelling and guessing.

smelling jars

smelling jars

smelling jars

later in the week we added black pepper and vinegar.  mmmmmmmmm!

smelling jars

l is for listening tubes

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hearing tubes!

{imagine you are hearing me whisper this entire post into a tube pressed to your ear.}

hearing tubes!

after we decorated different sizes of cardboard tubes with mini strips of duct tape, talked about the delicateness of the human ear and needing to keep it safe from too-loud of sounds, the classroom got really quiet.

hearing tubes!

we listened to classroom sounds like our water ball and the clock ticking:

hearing tubes!

we listened to a friend whispering in our tube:

hearing tubes!

hearing tubes!

hearing tubes!hearing tubes!

we listened to the radio that was only one number 2 out of 40 volume:

hearing tubes!

we listened to anything we could hear:

hearing tubes!

hearing tubes!