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My Senses

Jan 27, 2023

THEME

My Senses

COLOUR

Yellow

SHAPE

Square

NUMBER

2

j

LETTER

Bb 

“We use our hands to feel, we use our hands to feel. Rough, smooth, soft and hard, we use our hands to feel!”

We have had such a fun week! We asked the Bugs lots of questions about their senses, and which parts of the body is used for our different senses. Our eyes to see, noses to smell, hands to feel, mouths to taste and ears to hear. We also did lots of singing – singing in soft voices, loud voices, deep voices and squeaky voices – putting our Auditory (hearing) sense to use.

We engaged our Tactile (touch) sense by finding leaves, bark, grass, dirt and flowers and feeling the different textures of each one, as well as fun messy play on Friday with squishy water beads. We also explored our Gustatory (taste) sense, which happens to be The Busy Bugs teachers’ favorite activity throughout the entire year, by doing a taste exercise using a mild coffee mix for bitter, syrup for sweet, salt for salty and our favorite – citric acid for sour. We did feel a little bad after making these Bugs taste citric acid… so we gave them a little treat afterwards, a yummy choc-chip! We just love watching the different reactions and facial expressions caused by the tastes- especially the sour one- and we always end up in fits of laughter!

We also had loads of fun playing in the giant box that Teacher Anita bought for us. The Bugs hid themselves in the box, as well as Teacher Gemma!

Friday, we explored our Auditory senses some more by playing with musical instruments, banging drums, shaking bells, knocking sticks together and listening to the different sounds from the piano.

For our art piece, the Bugs painted a toilet roll yellow (the colour of the week), stuck different textured fabrics around it to touch. Filled it with dried rice to make a noise, added an essential oil soaked cotton wool ball inside for smell and a yummy sweet treat to taste. We hope your Bugs have the best time playing with their sensory shakers!

So, as you can see, we had a very busy and exciting week and look forward to many, many more with your awesome Bugs!

Have a lovely weekend and we will see you all next week.

Next week’s theme: Health and Hygiene

Please could we ask everyone to send your child’s toothbrush and toothpaste, clearly labeled, in a Ziploc bag by Thursday, We will be brushing our teeth after lunch on Friday as a fun activity!

 

The Senses ...

being the explorers of the WORLD, open the way to KNOWLEDGE!

    

 Dates to Diarise: 

27 Jan: Bonfire Picnic

15 Feb: Haircut Day

17 Feb: Valentines Disco 

20 Feb: Fire Drill

21 Feb: Curious Crew Term meeting

24 – 27 Feb: Mid Term Break

28 Feb: Back to School

 

Lots of love

Teacher Gemma, Teacher Monette and the Busy Bugs Assistants

Our Sensational Bugs!

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