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Third Graders Visit New Visions Classroom
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Elizabeth Thompson’s “Bonafide” students took a field trip to the third floor of their school building, the Sanford Street Teaching and Learning Center in Glens Falls.
Click here to see a slideshow of photos from their field trip.
After learning about bones and the human anatomy from the Common Core, the third graders took an in-house field trip to visit the New Visions Health Careers Exploration (NVHCE) classroom that’s located upstairs in the same building.
The field trip began with Miss Thompson’s class singing a song they created called, “The Brain Rap,” which illustrated the different parts of the brain. (See video below.)
Then, NVHCE teacher Mary Borden and three of her students talked about anatomy and were stationed at the different discovery centers where students could either touch a skeleton and assemble bones in the correct order, listen to their heartbeat and look at a model of a heart, or discover how big their lungs were by breathing into a balloon five times.
Students also had the opportunity to add body parts to a life-size outline of their own body drawn on a piece of paper. They used crayons, stickers, and googly eyes to decorate their faces. Soon their paper bodies came to life, as they glued paper hearts, lungs, and bones onto their life-like human bodies.
Asked about the field trip, third grade student Aiden Howardth-Varney commented, “I like it! They have a whole bunch of cool stuff up here. The real-life skeleton is my favorite part.”
Aiden’s fellow classmate Ava Stewart was thrilled about all the different activities. She said, “I like everything. It’s fun!” Her favorite part was the heart station with being able to listen to her own heartbeat.
As the children excitedly headed back downstairs to their classroom, Ms. Thompson added, “This was a wonderful opportunity for our students to experience a hands-on, real-world application of what they had just studied.”