Discovery of Sound in Pre-kindergarten
Pre-kindergarten for 2-year-old students at Doherty Campus explored discovery tubes during in early January. “The discovery tubes are many things in one,” said pre-kindergarten teacher Julie Brackett. “They are shakers with hidden windows and doors revealing inside sound makers.” Brackett said the small doors of the device rotate with a twisting motion, which is good practice and strengthens fine motor muscles. “The discovery tubes are teaching tools for experimenting with sound discovery and guessing weight with different levels and items found in the sound tube,” said Brackett. “Some of our students used their discovery time to line up the instruments with investigation and inventive play.” She said the activity was multifaceted because the windows have sliding doors that show what is inside the tubes, allowing the students to engage fully in the sensory experience.