Our focus in October was directed toward learning more about our bodies. We identified different parts of our bodies and ways we use them. We even sang Head, shoulders, knees and toes in two languages! We also learned a little about how our bodies work. We started with looking at our skin, then our bones, muscles and skeleton. Children really enjoyed comparing a book about bones with a small model of a human skeleton. We even talked about internal organs and their functions, and children started recognizing what the brain, lungs, heart and stomach look like.
We also talked about feelings and the importance of facial expressions in recognizing what others are feeling. That lead us into reviewing the Zones of Regulation, a systematic approach to self-regulation we use across the school.
In November we are going to talk about North America, it’s people, fauna and flora as well as biomes. We will also touch on what elections are and will hold our own elections, to decide what our next cooking project will be. We will let you know the results!