I can’t believe that it is already November. Soon it will be December and then 2018. This year is going by so fast!
This month we have been learning about the human body. We have learned the names of the parts of our body by singing Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes as well as The Hokey Pokey. The kids helped even helped me label the parts of my body. The students worked with their five different senses: taste, smell, sound, touch and sight. They tasted different types of food, smelled spices including cloves and cardamon, touched things in our mystery bag and pointed to the area they heard a sound come from. The students also learned about the organs in our body, and their functions: the heart, lungs, stomach, brain and liver. They even got the chance to try out a stethoscope and listen to their heart beat.
In October we also spent time learning about the pumpkin. The kids learned about the lifecycle of the pumpkin as well as the parts of the pumpkin and their functions. We ended our study on pumpkins by cleaning out and carving pumpkins for Halloween.
In November we will continue to learn more about our bodies. We will focus on digestion and learning about the skeleton. The students will also learn about the different food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins and dairy, and why it is important to eat foods from each group. We will have discussions about where the different foods come from and how they get to us. The students will learn that we eat different parts of plants: the root, stem, leaf, flower and seed.
The students will also complete different cooking projects during the month of November. On Tuesday November 21st the kids will hold a Thanksgiving feast that they will assist in preparing themselves. More information will be coming out as the day gets closer.
El Salon Rojo Lead Teacher