In this episode, we explore using fall as a teaching tool in the classroom. Sharpening observational skills, we encourage students to observe fall objects, dissect them, and make accurate drawings. By fostering curiosity, engagement, and reflection, we create a dynamic learning environment that sparks a love for science and the world around us. Try out these strategies for teaching observation skills and share your feedback!
In this episode I share:
- The importance of teaching observational skills in science and using the five senses to frame observation activities.
- The use of familiar fall objects such as leaves, apples, pumpkins, and gourds to teach observation and deepen understanding of living things and life cycles.
- Creating sensory bins filled with fall-themed items such as leaves, pinecones, acorns, cinnamon sticks, and orange-scented playdough.
- 9 Easy Apples & Fall Math Activities for Kindergarten
- Fall Differentiated Math Activities Bundle!
- Fun Fall Activities for Kindergarten
- Teaching Students to Observe the Natural World Around Them
- How to Set Up A Kindergarten Science Center
- Understanding the Life Cycle of an Apple
- Exciting Activities for the Life Cycle of Pumpkin