When posed with the question 'Does sight affect touch?' there were varying answers in the class. Some thought yes, some thought no. Keshav commented you need sight so you don't touch what you are not supposed to. Swini said you can still touch even if you can't see. After forming our hypotheses we did some investigating by doing a blindfold walk across different textured materials. Afterwards during our time of reflection we discussed that we could all feel even though we couldn't see. We used interesting words to describe the textures of the leaves, stones, shaving foam, cotton wool and water. Some of us were nervous about feeling different things as we couldn't see them, but we were all risk takers and did the walk.
While we were waiting our turn to do the blindfold walk we did a listening activity in the garden. As we sat quietly we heard many different sounds all around us and drew/wrote about what we could hear. We also did some quiet reading from our Daily 5 folders in the shade of the trees. We enjoyed being outside and learning in the outdoor environment.