Debating the 5 Senses

On Thursday we began learning about the five senses. We added an entry in our science journal using the Science Penguin's Primary Science Notebook.  I'll admit science isn't my strong suit so this resource is amazing!

Yesterday I put my students into groups and asked them to debate which of the five senses they thought were the most important. For six year olds they had some really good arguments. Each group presented shared their outcome and reasoning with the class.

Then I showed them the Sock Puppet app. If you aren't familiar with this app it's really cute. Students can record a 30 second video as a sock puppet. I let my students pick their sock puppet and their background before their recording. I had to pair up members in each group so that everyone would have the chance to speak as a sock puppet. Some of my students needed a little help and prompting, but it went well for our first time using this app. You can share your videos on Facebook and YouTube. However, I couldn't get my video to export to YouTube this morning so I recorded it on my iPad. Please forgive my shaky hands!

We will share our puppet videos in class on Monday!


  1. Hi Jennifer, that sock puppet app sounds really cool I will have to check it out. Thanks for the tip. Hope your week is great!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  2. Love that sock puppet app... going to get it today!!!!

    Granny Goes to School