Five Senses Fun

For the last two weeks, my firsties and I have been learning ALL about the five senses!  Last year, I picked up a senses pack from Scholastic and the included books are just perfect for teaching this theme.

Each day, we read a new book and focused on that sense for the day.  We completed a bunch of fun activities for each sense, and before we knew it, we were pros!

Together, we created a few anchor charts.  We labeled the five senses, with help from Caitlin and her senses unit.

We brainstormed a list of things we can see, smell, hear, etc.  The kiddos used this anchor throughout the theme; it was especially helpful during writing activities.

We also sang and sang and sang a five senses song, courtesy of the lovely Cara.  Our class added hand motions and had a great time with it!


Throughout the unit we wrote in our journals, and practiced list making.

Love "slaled" hehe!

And we did a little opinion writing, too!

This little sweetie enjoys "quyit" and drew me saying "shhh" to the class, lol!

As a fun review of our unit, our class played a sorting game {from Caitlin's pack}.  Everyone got a card and had to place it in the correct spot.

And last but not least, we completed our fun with a little Chit Chat.

My students practically fall over in their chairs for a chance to write on the Chit Chat!

Phew!  We sure did a lot... and that's not even all!

Well, I am one exhausted teacher, so I'm about to take a little evening nap.  xoxo!


I'm linking up with Five for Friday!  Books, anchor charts, journal writing, a game, and a chit chat... five things from this week! ;)


Miss Kindergarten said...

I love the sound of quiet too!!!!!!!!!

Caitlin said...

Your anchor chart looks better than mine!! haha not fair!! LOVE the list that the children made in their journals! SO cute!

Jenny Sue Flannagan said...

Teri! I love what you did! The anchor chart is very cute! If you are interested, I have some science lessons I could send you that go with observations along with a children's book I wrote about a girl who learns to use a magnifying lens! Just let me know!

Creating Teaching Inspiring said...


I have been looking at those scholastic senses books, but I wasnt sure if they would be good for a teacher read aloud or at a reading level that is more appropriate for K/1 students? Your activities are great!


Katelin's Kreative Kindergarten

Matt said...

Those anchor charts are excellent!
I love seeing all the uses for them because we don't have many of them in our school. We end up using the smaller whiteboards to make them.

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Christy {Crayons and Whimsy} said...

Your Chit Chat is so cute! I love how you left out all the letters for the senses words. And to second what Hadar and your little sweetie said... I also, love the sound of "quyit" no matter how you spell it. :)

Crayons and Whimsy

Amanda Schreiber said...

Looks like a fun and colorful weekend! I think your first graders learned a lot this week and really showed it as they filled in all the "blanks" for you ;)

Love it!
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The Colorful Apple said...

I love your anchor charts! Please come make mine...I am so bad at them!

Sara :)
The Colorful Apple

Miss Cosby said...

I think I need more handwriting practice. These look great.

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Unknown said...

The charts look great! I am a middle school science teacher and we do an activity with the five senses as well in combination with the human body. Great job! Feel free to check out my facebook page for advice pertaining to kids and overall well-being.

-Dr. Douglas Haddad ("Dr. Doug")

Molly Maloy said...

Looks like a fun week! And your anchor charts are adorable!! I am still working on my anchor chart skills! :)


Fluttering Through First Grade said...

We love your chit chat! So great for getting our kiddos involved and for reviewing what they weren't paying attention to in the previous lesson!

~Christy & Tammy
Fluttering Through First Grade

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