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Sights, Smells, Savors, Sounds, and Strokes

Audrey B.
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Would you like to have your special needs students learn about the five senses? Would you like them to be involved in hands-on activities each week to explore what they see, hear, taste, smell, and touch?

Class Experience

US Grade 1 - 4
Beginner Level
8 lessons//8 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Learn about the sense of sight: how it gives us the ability to see.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Learn about the sense of smell: how we can sense the odor of anything by means of the nose.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Learn about the sense of taste: how we can experience and recognize the flavor of something by putting it into your mouth.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Learn about the sense of hearing: how we experience sound with our ears.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Learn about the sense of touch: how we put one’s hands or fingers on something in order to feel.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
See and Hear
What things can we see and hear?
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Smell and Taste
What things can we smell and taste?
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Let's Wrap it Up!
What have we learned about the 5 senses?
  • Each week, the student will be presented with one of the five senses. We will address who, what, when, where, why, and how of each of the five senses. For example, “Who can you see? What can you see? Where can you see? When can we see?”
B. S. with Honors, Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
M.S., Special Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Teacher Certification, Mentally and/or Physically Handicapped, Pennsylvania.1007
30+ years Homeschooled 3 children from preschool-high school graduation
Three children participated in over 60 science fairs.
Science fair judge and mentor
Science teacher: Special Needs, Homeschoolers
Private tutor: all subjects
Homeschool Evaluator
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: Available upon request
Feedback: Available upon request
Details: Students will be asked to review the day's lesson, and further extend what they learned with additional activities related to the topic.
This class is designed for students with varying special needs: limited expressive communication disorders (apraxia), attention deficit disorder, autism spectrum disorder, etc. 
I. Collection of objects to work with each week:
 Apple or other fruit
 Toy or real musical instrument
 Real flower
Kinetic sand
 Popcorn or other edible item
Cinnamon stick or other fragrant item
Colored markers or crayons
Musical instrument (drum, tambourine, bells, maraca)
Mr. Potato Head OR
Mrs. Potato Head
Colored paper

    II.  Additional supplies (Other items to be determined as needed each week.)
Sight: mirror, colored paper, colored objects in the home, bubbles
A. orange slices, vanilla bean, cinnamon stick, banana, onion, and bubble gum), 
B. markers, masking tape, plastic containers and lids, and scissors. 
C. Cookies to bake
Taste: blindfold, different flavors of popcorn or other food item that can be flavored (salty, sweet, bitter, and/or sour
Hear: musical instruments
Touch: playdough, finger paint

As per Outschool policy, only the student should be in the classroom screen. The parent can assist and prompt the student while being offscreen.

Teacher's library
Joined September, 2023
Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree in Education from Temple University
Bachelor's Degree in Science from Cornell University
Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate in Special Education
Hi! My name is Audrey.

My educational background includes a B.S. in Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture (Cornell University) and a M.S. and Teacher Certification in Special Education (Temple University). 
My employment history includes being... 
Group Class


weekly or $112 for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
35 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 6-10
2-3 learners per class

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