Part of the integrated focus of room 24 included some science this week! During Pirate club we are studying the Unthkinkable Brain Eater. One way to understand this Unthinkable and defeat him is to learn more about the brain , how to grow neurons and how our attention works.
For our first lesson we watched Ned Neuron, read the book, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain and made Neurons!
We learned to grow these important brain structures we needed to learn or try new things, not give up even if we make mistakes, keep practicing and stay curious!
The next day each child wrote how they planned to grow more neurons.
Do taller children have bigger feet then smaller children?
First we lined up according to height which also included both teachers. We sat down in size order, took off our shoes and shared what we had observed so far.
Once all the shoes were completed each child placed their single shoe on the banner. Everyone stood behind their own shoe. The result surprised many! Several tall people including the teacher were taller than others BUT had smaller shoes!
The children began completing their experiment worksheets for analysis the next time we meet for science.