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Mountains in Clouds

Inside and Out Day 4

Since there was a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon, I flipped the schedule. We did outside activities first and then the lessons/activities in the afternoon. So first they played an Immune system Game similar to chess but life size, moving on a grid in the field with B cells and Killer T cells versus Virus and Bacteria. Different body events also affected the game, like “I decided to stop taking my antibiotics even though the doctor said to finish the whole bottle. Any bacteria who are out of the game may re-enter on any available square only on the edges”. Then they played at obstacle course and creek. Next was lunch. Then we looked at the different parts of an animal cell and made animal cell cookies adding each part as we talked about it. For example, Nucleus was a large golden sprinkle and Golgi Bodies were long chocolate sprinkles, and so forth. While eating their cookie, we discussed how these different parts acted similar to parts of a city. We also looked at the digestive system and I showed a model with the length of each part. With the most surprising being the small intestines (13-20 feet long). Next we discussed the Circulatory System as they colored in arteries and veins in their Human Body books. We also discussed the Respiratory System and I passed around a lung model. Lastly, some finished their "robot hand" while others made their own creations or played with friends. Reminder that they will perform their original play "Out of this World Mystery" tomorrow at 2pm pick up time.

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