This week I completed my group resource package (Gr.1 Five Senses), and it was a great learning experience! I enjoyed the experience of working with others. I found it valuable to create a valuable resource for teachers with my fellow colleagues and develop a positive professional relationship. It was interesting to scaffold ideas with them and build and share ideas.
I appreciated putting together a resource package that teachers, and myself, would be able to use. I am confident that the material in the package, such as the lessons, activities, and resources provided are appropriate and useful. We found great children’s literature that will be great for teaching the five senses. We included Indigenous literature and corresponding lesson plans. The activities included appropriate adaptations that would fit students needs.
In the resource package, we connected it to the 5E’s learning cycle and assessment. It was important to us that we include how our activities could fit this level of inquiry. This scientific model is a essential for a foundation of holistic learning. It supports inquiry and experiential learning, which is something that can be done with the Five Senses.