That’s all we’re looking for.
Joy in learning.
And it can happen.
So as part of our learning with body parts–mostly so students can have the vocabulary they need to be able to go to the nurse’s office and say what’s wrong and how much it hurts–we decided to spend a little more time teaching the names of body parts.
We did this recently, asking students to draw themselves and label the parts. This was all heavily scaffolded. Then we came back to the pictures a couple of days later and asked them to write the words (if they knew them) in another language. I did one in German. I learned German ages ago, when I was in high school and then became a foreign exchange student. But it’s been decades since I’ve really used it. Nice party trick, though.
But we needed something to reinforce those words. And we fell upon sticky notes. What can bring more joy, more smiles, than seeing your teacher covered in sticky notes?
Repetition = retention.
My Body, My Health
- Able to express a minimum of 8 feelings (happy, sad, angry, cold, hot, hungry, thirsty, sick…)
- Able to express some medical situations (headache, stomachache, period, sore throat)
- Identify major body parts