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Core Knowledge – The Body

The First Graders at Central School got the opportunity to have Dr. Emily Winters, Jr. High science teacher, complete the CKLA (Core Knowledge Language Arts) unit they had been studying on the human body.   For the past couple of weeks, first grades have been learning about the skeletal, muscular, digestive, circulatory and nervous systems.   Dr. Winters brought in many animal organs for the First Graders to look at and touch.  HOW COOL!  She brought in a set of healthy lungs and showed how they expand with air and a set of unhealthy lungs from smoking and how they do not expand as much. She even brought a sheep’s heart, several sheep brains and bones from different animals.   They even got to listen to their hearts through a stethoscope that Mrs. Winters provided.     After all these funs activates, the students went back to their classrooms and each were able to create vertebras using licorice and cheerios.   It was an amazing experience!