Thursday, May 21, 2009

Our Bodies Can Do Amazing Things!!

Tuesday, May 19th

Today we started building towers with blocks. When we were all gathered we started calendar time with our Learning Box Question: "What are healthy things you can do for your body?"

After calendar, we read My Amazing Body by Pat Thomas. We learned about all the amazing things our body can do like, think better than a computer and move better than a robot. Then we felt our heart beats, got up and exercised, then felt our heart beats again. The kids saw how exercise makes your heart beat faster. And we sang:

The Healthy Army
(you're the drill sergeant and your child repeats after you)
We are healthy little ones! (We are healthy little ones!)
Watch us jump and watch us run! (Watch us jump and watch us run!)
Healthy bodies, healthy hearts! (Healthy bodies, healthy hearts!)
We are winners from the start! (We are winners from the start!)

Next we fed Mrs. Healthy Foods and Mrs. Bad Foods (Yes, I realize I could have been more creative with the names, but the kids liked them.) We had two bags with faces on them. One had a smile cut out (Mrs. Healthy Foods) and one had a frown cut out (Mrs. Bad Foods). The morning class cut food out of magazines and then we fed our bags accordingly. The afternoon class finished feeding them, then glued the food on a poster with the healthy foods on one side and the not healthy on the other.

Next we went and had our snack. The children were quick to point out what was healthy and what was not! Have you noticed this at home too? :)

After snack we counted and filled out our number 10 postcards.

Then we sang our ABC's and introduced Xx. We learned the sign for Xx, sang our song, and went and colored our alphabet page!

The Letter Xx

to the tune of Frere Jacques

The letter X. The letter X. (make ASL sign for letter, showing one hand then the other)

Has a sound. Has a sound. (bring 1 hand to ear and then the other hand to the other ear)

What sound do you make? What sound do you make? (palms facing up, shrug shoulders)

/ks/ /ks/ /ks/! /ks/ /ks/ /ks/! (Make ASL sign for letter, move hand forward and backward for each sound)

I'm sorry! My camera's battery ran out! :( No pictures today. I'll take a picture of our food poster and post it here for you too see!

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