ANYTHING THAT CAN BE SEEN, TOUCHED, SMELLED, TASTED AND HEARD!!!
For example: Yesterday was pumpkin day so all the activities we did centered around pumpkins. I brought in a real pumpkin. We estimated the weight in pounds. We estimated the circumference in inches. We estimated how many seeds were in the pumpkin. After each student had a chance to guess, we weighed, measured and counted the actual. I also integrated a lesson on four of the five senses. We discussed what the inside of the pumpkin looked like. We smelled the pumpkin and did a yes/no tally of if we liked or didn't like what the pumpkin smelled like. We also wrote down what the pumpkin felt like and sounded like when we scooped out the inside. We are saving what it tastes like for our Thanksgiving feast when we get to eat pumpkin pies!!!!!
How do you use realia in your classroom?
Message Edited by ajspillett on 10-31-200707:04 PM