Jord Wood Watches

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Hand-crafted wood timepieces that tell a story. Start the conversation. That is the slogan for Jord Wood Watches. Isn’t it just fantastic. These watches truly are works art. They come in gorgeous wooden boxes that are themselves a work of art. The watch we received is stunning and it really does start conversations. Its not everyday that you see such a beautiful wooden watch that sits like a work of art upon your wrist. The watch itself is pretty light I was surprised at how it fits so comfortably (you can have them custom sized to your wrist). It comes with a scratch resistant mineral glass face, isn’t that just fantastic. I love that this company values sustainability and is so Eco-conscious and that they have shown it can be done with great efficiency. Where we live there is a strong eco movement, sustainability is expected and when you can make that eco friendly product not only consciously but fashionably its a win. And that’s what Jord Watches are they are a win. A win for the person who gets to where these beautiful watches and a win for our environment.
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JORD is run by artists, designers, marketers, and minders. We spend our days creating, considering, arguing, and hopefully agreeing. Then they scrap it all for the joy of starting new. They have fun. This is their journey. They are focused on creating timepieces that are modeled after a modern lifestyle. They value sustainability, efficiency, and experiential living. They make their watches for people who don’t just have somewhere to be, they have somewhere to go.
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Buy It: Jord Wood Watches are available online at https://www.woodwatches.com/

Disclaimer: I received Jord Wood Watch for review purposes. All my opinions are my own.

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Five Senses Curriculum: Hearing

Activity 1: Hum a Song
1. Hum a song that the children know
2. See if they can identify it without the words
3. Let children hum songs and you and their peers get to try and guess what it is

Activity 2: Who Makes this Sound?
1. Ask children to make a sound like an animal
2. Have class guess the animal that makes that sound
Variation: children can imitate cars, trains, whistles, etc

Activity 3: Who is that talking?
1. Take turns recording each child’s voice
2. play back the recording and see if the kids can recognize the child who is speaking

Activity 4: Play Telephone
1. Sit the class in a big circle
2. whisper to the child sitting next to you a simple two syllable word ex: Apple
3. that child whispers to the next child and so on and so forth until it gets back to you
4. The last child says the word out loud
variation: If it becomes to easy try a simple phrase instead of a single word ex: Skip to my Lou

Activity 5: Dancing
1. I like using Greg and Steve for dancing where children distinguish between tones etc
2. Use songs where children will move slow when the song is slow and fast when the song is fast
3. Or songs where they move like different animals during different sounds
Variation: USe scarves while dancing

Activity 6: Rhythm Sticks, shakers (maracas) or other musical instruments
1. Play songs and have kids tap along
2. sometimes you move fast other times slow. sometimes not at all

Activity 7: Name the Instrument
1. play some music with different instruments or you play an instrument under a towel on your lap
2. have the kids guess what the instrument is

Activity 8: Make Sound Jars

Five Senses Curriculum: Touch

Activity 1: Sensory Walk
blindfold or not its kind of more fun with a blindfold but its not necessary
1. have the child take off their shoes
2. have different texture swatches cut out in from of them
3. bubble wrap, sand paper, a tub of water, a tub of cooked spaghetti, tile, a tub of river pebbles etc

Activity 2: Make a Hidden Object Box


Activity 3: Make Texture Cards

Activity 4: Make Sensory Bagshow to’s on over 40+ Sensory Bags
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Activity 5: Make Playdough 35+ different recipes for Playdough
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Activity 6: Create some Foot Print Painting

or go all out and do Full Body Painting

Activity 7: Finger Painting
Materials: liquid starch, powdered tempera paint, paper, and smocks
1. Children wear aprons
2. 3 inch spot of starch on the table sprinkle some tempra paint on it
3. you can do this more than once with different colors
4. have the child mix the color in to the starch and paint on their paper

Five Senses Curriculum: Smell

Activity 1: Where Am I?
1. This is a guessing game where the teacher or the child gives clues about the area they are thinking about.
2. Example: 1. I can smell hay
2. I can smell horses
3. I can smell cows
4. I can smell chickens
Where am I? A Farm!

Activity 2: A Smell Walk
Depending on your location this could work
1. Take class for a walk around the playground
2. Visit different areas is there a garden how does it smell here?
3. Has it just rained?, is there grass?

Activity 3: Make your Own potpourri

Activity 4: Smell Jars

Activity 5: Pomanders
I used to make these as a child
materials: oranges 1 for each child, whole cloves
1. push the whole cloves into the unpeeled orange
2. notice how the two smells combined that of the orange and that of the clove become a third different smell when combined

Activity 6: Make a Favorite Smell Chart

What is your favorite smell?
Kaia: Flowers
Mikey: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Liam: pancakes and syrup

Activity 7: Paint with smells
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Five Senses Curriculum: Taste

Activity 1: Snow cones:

  1. Bring in a ice shaver machine where children turn the dial to shave the ice. Have ice premade
  2. have children turn the lever at the top I usually have them work in groups of two one child turns the lever while another child holds the machine.
  3. Children pour a little juice on their cup of ice

Activity 2: Make Popcorn:

  1. use an air popper
  2. listen to the sound of the popping
  3. smell the scent of the popcorn cooking
  4. see the popcorn kernels come flying out
  5. feel the fluffy popcorn
  6. taste yummy popcorn

Activity 3: Taste Collage

Explain it is only okay this time to eat the paint and the art because you are using special paint and glue

  1. Jello (unmade just powder) 2 or more colors
  2. paper
  3. powder sugar and water- stir together to create a thin glue texture (this will be your glue)

1. Put dry jello in jars with shakers on top like a salt shaker container

2. Give each child an individual small bowl/cup of “glue” . They can use their fingers to spread it on their paper

3. Let the children shake the jello onto the “Glued” paper

Activity 4: Make your Own Trail Mix
baggies, bowls, spoons, items like raisins, plain granola, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, cheerios, etc
1. The child is allowed to take one spoonful from each bowl of their choosing and place it into their labeled baggy
2. close the baggy shake it all up and then enjoy

Activity 5: Taste Test
Chart,Sour- lemon, salty-pretzel, Bitter- dark chocolate, sweet-strawberry
1. Have children try a food from each category
2. chart their preferences did they like each item. graph the likes and dislikes for each item