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The body as a machine

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The human body is a machine consisting of many different, interconnected machines. Each machine (heart, lungs, intestines, etc.) runs at its own individual speed, but all function in a specific, predetermined relationship to each other. In this sense, the body is analogous to the most complicated man-made machines, such as automobiles, tape recorders, or space capsules, which consist of many separately functioning components that are mechanically linked together, each of which, in itself, is a complete machine. In fact, the body is the most complex of all such compound machines. But unlike man-made machines, the various machines that make up the body are not in a rigid, inflexible, unchanging interrelation to each other.

Digestive System

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Respiratory System

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Cardiovascular System

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Urinary or Excretory System

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Autumn leaves

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Autumn is here and our playground is full of leaves.

This beautiful scenery (our playground) and some activities I’ve seen in pinterest gave me the idea to do this craft.

It’s an easy one and children loved it.

First it all we used white cardboard paper and we placed some pieces of crepe paper (in different colors) in the pattern we wished. We let our imagination run wild with this technique.We made random patterns and  it was lots of fun.

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Then we sprayed liberally with water. The more water we sprayed on the crepe paper the more intense the color transferred.

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We pressed down to make sure the water penetrates and we left them for 10 minutes. After that we removed the layers and we let them dry and We waited until the next day to paint the trees.

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Using the black/brown watercolor and a paint brush, we painted a tree trunk on our horizon line. Then we dipped our paintbrushes into the black/brown watercolor and we made some little puddles at the top of our tree trunk.  With our straws we blew the watercolor up and across our paper to make branches.  We continued making puddles on our trunks or on branches and blew the watercolor in various directions.

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When it was completely dried  (it didn’t  take long) we collected  some dry autumn leaves from our playground. The leaves were very dry so they crunched up nicely. We crunched our leaves and we glued them where we wanted the leaves to be. And… it was done! Aren’t they pretty?

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A happy farewell!!!

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I don’t really know how to begin.

Three days left and our fun and exciting school year will come to an end and summer officially will begin. As a teacher, I’ll certainly miss all of my students. You have grown so much and developed so many wonderful friendships along the way. Hope you remember these two great years we spent together.

It was a pleasure to be your teacher during these two years. I’m really proud of you all. I’ll miss you next year, even my little chatterbox 🙂

You can download these photo and print it if you like. Two options: with and without frame you chose.

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P1010218bisThis isn’t a goodbye but see you later!!!!

Ali 🙂

facing up to the moon

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Look what I found today!!!! I thought  I was posted this one……

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We have been busy learning about the moon. Here are the things we have been busy doing. We read nonfiction books about the moon and learned about its phases. We  made the phases of the moon and labeled them.

We used a class take home journal to record the phases of the moon.

We made several fun moon crafts and activities with the moon and the sweet phases of the moon.

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Enjoy these videos about the phases of the moon.