I thought after our house was under contract I'd be able to get back to a normal blogging schedule. Surprise! Life got even crazier getting together my resume, starting online job applications, figuring out moving logistics, and making sure we're not homeless in June. I'm still working on all of the above.
Here's what I do:
Introduce the word "Observe" and show students the quick definition with a motion and chant:
Short definition/chant: "To look and listen closely"
Motion: touch eyes, then ears while doing the chant
Before the activity: Take close-up pictures of items around your classroom or grade-level area.
Project the pictures onto a screen and have students see if they can look closely and figure out where this place/item is in the area. All the pictures in this post are just a few of the pictures I use from my classroom.
The kidlets always have fun with this one and are able to practice their observational skills.