Really neat idea for a Chinese New Year themed sensory box... Thank you Teacher Tom, once again, for your vast wealth of knowledge and ideas :) This not only invites a discussion on Chinese food and culture, but offers a great opportunity to work those fine motor skills and practice using chopsticks
This activity would be a simple, yet engaging, way for students to share their own ideas about weather. Together, the whole class would brainstorm common weather terms and put them on display for the rest of the seasonal weather unit.
I may try a variation of this in my new kinder room this year if there is time. I was thinking of taking tons of pictures with my iphone throughout the first week or so. Then print off lots of them and let the kids pick through and make their own books. It could help them learn each others names a little faster, too.