Last month, I shared the ocean sensory tub idea I introduced to the kindergartners. It was SUCH a success that I decided to make the sensory tub a permanent fixture in the kindergarten classroom. AND I decided to purchase a sensory TABLE instead of a sensory tub!
It is GIGANTIC!
The first thing we had to do was fill it up! Since we are still in the middle of our ocean unit, I decided to add more water beads to the new table. This became a math lesson on capacity and measurement.
We measured the amount of beads.
Added the necessary water per teaspoon…
and then spent some time looking at the beads and turning them into different items in our brains….
When we opened the table a few hours later, the beads had grown and created this …..ironically…a fish!
Sensory table activities will no longer just be a part of Choice Time, as students will have the opportunity to use the sensory table during reading and math centers as well. Here is an example of an activity:
Students are fishing for ocean animals that have high frequency words on them for the students to read aloud!
I am excited about this recent addition to our classroom and already know what it will be filled with during the Fairy Tale Unit!