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I teach Kindergarten at a non-profit for at-risk and low-income kids. It can be the worst job and the best job, sometimes at the same time. It is also All-day (7am-6pm) and year round. No summer vacay for me. I love crafting but rarely have the time due to the demands of graduate school, a full time job and the rest of life.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Egypt Activities

My students love Egypt.  I think they love the mystery and wonder of pyramids and temples and mummies... definitely mummies!!!

We had a life size human cutout (from really thick foam board) from when we studied the human body.  As we learned about something, we would add it to the body.  So it had two brown paper lunch bags for lungs, cash register tape for intestines, etc.  The kids had named it "Coco Pretzel" and she had red curly hair, courtesy of my Ms. Frizzle wig.  The children decided that we would make her into a mummy.  We had a book that detailed the steps, so we removed her hair, removed her organs (but not the heart!!!)

and wrapped her according to diagrams with toilet paper.  The children had to interpret the diagrams, work together and problem solve.  It was really cute.  We then placed her in the sarcophagus and decorated it, including her name in hieroglyphics!

I do not remember history and anatomy every being this much fun!

MA DOE Curriculum Standards

English Language Arts: Discussion
K.L.1.1: By the end of grade 2, students will follow agreed-upon rules for discussion 

Science and Technology/Engineering: Skills of Inquiry

1.   By the end of grade 2, students will be able to ask questions about objects, organisms, and events in the environment.

Science and Technology/Engineering: Technology/Engineering:Materials and Tools
 1.3: By the end of grade 2, students will identify and describe safe and proper use of tools and materials (e.g., glue, scissors, tape, ruler, paper, toothpicks, straws, spools) to construct simple structures.

History and Social Science: Concepts and Skills:History and Geography

 K.1: Identify sequential actions, such as first, next, last, in stories and use them to describe personal experiences.

 K.2: Use correctly words and phrases related to chronology and time 

 Comprehensive Health: Physical Health:Growth and Development

1.1: By the end of grade 5, students will name the external and internal parts of the body and body systems (nervous, muscular, skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, and excretory systems).

Arts:Visual Arts:Methods, Materials, and Techniques

1.1:  By the end of grade 4, students will use a variety of materials and media, for example, crayons, chalk, paint, clay, various kinds of papers, textiles, and yarns, and understand how to use them to produce different visual effects.

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