"I believe that the unity of mind and body is an objective reality. They are not just parts somehow related to each other, but an inseparable whole while functioning. A brain without a body could not think … the muscles themselves are part and parcel of our higher functions." -Feldenkrais
My class is a group of bright-eyed and eager second graders.
They are constantly changing and growing, and I love being able to be the mentor for that.
I have students from a wide range of social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. They come to school every day ready to learn and to work hard! Our school motto is "We are Learning to Live and Living to Learn," and my students are walking proof of that.
Spring time is when we learn about insects and their effects on the environment around us. My students start the life cycle and growing activities very scared of bugs. We spend a lot of time talking about how much we rely on them, and how to not be scared of them.
I feel by having specimens and hands-on activities for my students, that we may be able to get over our fears and become more interested in insects and what they do to help our local community.
In order for my students to truly be able to interact with the specimens and their peers, they need a new table to complete these activities at. The new table will not only give them a better work place, but with the marker top table, they will be able to draw insects and label the parts. I plan to also have them use their tables in order to complete a table top presentation on the insect life cycles. The students will be able to write on their tables and travel around the room to learn about even more insects.
I want to give them as many opportunities as I can in order to help them learn. The more they learn the less fear my students may have of these insects.
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