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Group Time Sept. 28 & 29

Sounds In Our Environment

The children identified items in our environment that make sounds.  For example, cars roar, horns beep, dogs bark, etc.  We made a collage of these items representing the sounds around us.  These collages prompted a discussion of how sounds make us feel. For example, some children said that they feel scared when they hear a dog barking, others said the same sound makes them feel happy.

Graphing how the sound of a wolf
 makes the children feel: 4 happy, 2 scared

We continued this inquiry by listening to sound clips ranging from the ordinary (dog, bell) to the unordinary (alligator). The children had a lot of fun identifying these sounds.  After each clip, the children were asked how the felt when they heard the sound for the first time. For each sound, the children made a human bar graph representing their feelings.  Next week, we will explore "how does music make me think and feel".

Reflection: what sounds make
 us feel happy.

Graph Results: 1 scared, 3 happy,
 1 surprised, 1 the same


  1. Hi Deb
    Thanks for this
    The silence in this early morning space make me so aware of the spaces between the sounds.
    Thanks for creating such a reflective opportunity for the children.


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