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· Make tactile books out of materials collected from the park.
· Make books using software such as PowerPoint/Clicker. Use digital photos taken in the park.
· Reading – Read books on the Australian environment, plants and trees or books made in class.
· Use PCS picture symbols, words and concrete object symbols to aid in communication.
. Use Electronic Communication Programs/Apps - Eg- ProLoQuo2Go. - I see birds, I see trees.
· Show and Tell. Talk, discuss and describe the park’s features, or about items brought back to class.
· Create poems and rhymes.
· Listen to the sounds in the park.
· Collecting, counting and sorting items found in the park. (Big, small, round flat etc.)
· Create number books, posters. Eg – One leaf, two flowers, thee sticks…
· Choose plants to buy in a nursery catalogue.
· Work out how many plants and the costs.
· Measurement activities – measure length and weight of items found.
. Use devices such as a rain gauge, thermometer, pond depth ruler and sundials.
· Classify objects, plants and animals into living/non-living.
· Collect bugs and plant specimens to examine under the microscope/computer microscope and magnifying glass.
· Sensory activities – The Senses – touch, smell and taste safe plants and herbs.
· Horticulture/Gardening – Planting, watering, composting, spreading mulch, feeding, pruning and weeding.
· Cooking with herbs and plants from the garden.
· Make wind chimes, sundials and rain gauges .
Health and P.E.
· Gross motor actions – Walking and jogging through the park.
. Sitting on seats or large rocks.
· Staying on the path or negotiating the brick edge.
· Stopping and adjusting to different surfaces.
· Picnics in the park.
· Fine motor actions – Picking, collecting, touching and rubbing.
· Recreation - Art activities, games, horticulture, work, relaxation, orienteering and treasure hunts.
. Relax in front of the waterfall.
· Work education.
· Safe use and maintenance of tools.
. Mowing, raking, pruning, weeding, planting, watering and sweeping.
· Community access and activities – Inviting neighbours, parents, carers and people from other organizations.
· Visiting other parks for ideas and comparisons.
· Care for the park, collecting and identifying natural and unnatural litter.
· Composting and recycling.
· Use video and digital cameras to capture videos and pictures.
· Use output technologies such as the computer, Interactive screens, printers, TVs.
· Use computer/Interactive whiteboard to switch/click through Sensory Park Stories, slideshows and environmental software.
· Explore resources on the Internet.
· Use laminator to seal artwork, cards, printouts, leaves and flat specimens.
. Use the switch button to turn on the waterfall.
. Design and construct bird feeders, plant boxes, garden structures and class planting areas.
. Use a range of tools safely and appropriately for projects.
· Create murals, collages, posters and maps through pasting, printing and painting.
· Sing associated environmental songs.
· Take photos eg - digital photography.
· Construct bird feeders and seed bells.
· Harvest lavender and make lavender bags.
· Drama activities – imitate actions such as trees swaying.
· Film video productions and adventures in the park.