Five Senses Writing
Hey, y'all! As we gear up for all of our favorite science units, I figured it was about time we added a little mindfulness to our work. We always end up eating something--applesauce, pumpkin bread, popcorn, etc.--as part of our science and inquiry units. Taking some time for a little mindfulness and five senses writing work just makes sense.
During our apple unit, we make applesauce, taste-test different types of apples, and, if we're lucky, we have an apple cider day. These are perfect opportunities to both review our five senses and to take a mindful moment. Who new academics could do double-duty?
We can do the same thing when we make pumpkin bread during our pumpkin unit, pumpkin pie during our Thanksgiving unit, gingerbread cookies during our holiday units, and donuts for National Donut Day. (Did you know there are two National Donut Days? They're in June and November.)
Of course, you can also do a standard popcorn writing. I've done that one for over ten years. But lemonade, s'mores, and popsicles are also great ideas for summertime writing.
You can find over twenty writing prompts, with two different writing pages each, in my Teachers Pay Teachers store here. Students can use the blank box at the top to draw what they think of when they eat or drink that item.
I hope you found some new ideas for your classroom. I'm always adding new things to my TPT store so be sure to follow me so you don't miss a thing. Have a wonderful week and I'll talk to you soon.