Week 4 Day 2

Book choices for today:

My Five Senses   Aliki
Harold and the Purple Crayon /Five Senses   Jodi Huelin
The Five Senses   Sally Hewitt
What is the World Made Of?   Kathleen Zoehfeld
Solids, Liquids, and Gases   Angela Royston

Science: (first circle)

Need for lesson – Five Senses sorting cards and Five Senses Puppets

Science 5

Boys and girls we all have something unique to help us learn about the world around us and helps us to know what is happening around us. Seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, and tasting are all senses. Our senses guide us in our everyday life. Your five senses can warn you of dangers. We are going to learn about each of the five senses one at a time with our puppets. We have Sammy Smell, Torrey Taste, Timmy Touch, Henry Hear, and Suzy See.

Five Senses Sorting Cards (MontessoriPrintShop.com)
Five Senses Puppets


Five Senses Puppets – Children can make their own five senses puppets on sticks. Color and glue them onto stick. Puppets found on JustMontessori.com.

My Five Senses – Children cut out the pieces and glue the face together representing the senses. They trace their hand on a piece of paper to add the sense of touch. For papers to trace hand on, get a variety pack of skin tone color paper.

Five Senses – Puppet Art
Five Senses Art
Five Senses Art


Five Senses (tune – Where is Thumb-kin)

Five senses, five senses
We have them, we have them
Seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling
There are five, there are five

Geography: (second circle)

Need for lesson – Continent Globe, Hemisphere Map (Montessori Materials), cardinal direction cards, each continent on a dowel (my husband made them for me).

Geography 6 (review)

Review all learned thus far in Geography and practice continent and ocean songs using large continents on dowels to sing Continent Song*. (Pass out each continent to seven children. Each child will hold the continent down until the one they are holding is sung in the song. Then they will hold it up high for the remainder of the song.) Review and play Direction Game (Children stand up and you hold up direction cards one at a time, and they turn to face that direction and point).

What do we call it when we learn about the places on our earth?
What two important things do we find on the earth?
What is a model? What is a globe?
What is all the blue part of this globe called?
What are all the color parts of the globe called?
What is that imaginary line all around the middle of the earth called?
Do we live above or below the equator?
What do we call the very top of and the very bottom of the Earth?
Where is it the coldest and where is it the warmest parts on the earth?

* Continent Song found in Week 3 Day 3

Cardinal Direction Cards

Additional Work:

Cultural Matching – These were from a poster. I bought two, cut them out, and made them into a matching work.

Cultural – Matching

Science Extras:

This science extra will be on Liquids, Solids, and Gases. Read the book “Change Solids, Liquids, Gases and You” by Adrienne Mason. Do some of the experiments found in the book and have fun with this Science Extra.

Another option are these simple books on kinds of matter.

Additional Works:

Matter Tray – Have on a tray a small rock (solid), jar of water (liquid), and empty jar (air). Make three labels that say ‘Solid,’ ‘Liquid,’ and ‘Gas.’ Make one more larger label that says ‘Matter.’

Matter Sorting Cards – Have a variety of pictures that can be placed under the three types of matter with labels. Children can organize them according to what they are. It is good to also have a sample in a clear container of a solid, liquid, and gas.

Matter Tray
Sorting Cards



A liquid moves smoothly
We say that it flows from one place to another,
How quickly it goes!
We know that most liquids are easy to see,
With no shape of their own,
They are not like you and me.


A solid is a solid
It doesn’t change shape.
It cannot move around, it stays in one place.
The table is a solid, and so is your hair.
Just look in your classroom,
They are everywhere!


Air is a gas
We can’t see it, that’s true,
But often we feel it, in the things that we do.
It keeps up a kite, and fills up a bubble.
Without it to breathe,
We would be in big trouble!

Song (CD) choices for today:

Five Senses   Frank Leto
Five Senses   Dr. Jean

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