With access to literally thousands of on-line videos of animated and real-life bodies that demonstrate how our various organs work, today’s teachers have no end of choice of how to introduce their students to complex topics such as the major human organ systems. But what if their students were 4 years old and the on-line content was much too sophisticated? In an increasingly digitized educational world, sometimes the simplest of materials provide for the deepest learning. Using scaled-down organ-shaped cardboard cutouts and some Velcro, our students were able to better visualize where, on one of their classmates’ bodies, each of the organs is located. Our young anatomy students were absolutely thrilled with the results as they now can readily understand where they could find a brain, heart, lungs, stomach and both intestines on someone their very own size. At Rowntree, Kindergarten teaching and learning is a rich combination of Montessori, traditional and more modern methodologies. While technology often plays a key role, sometimes the simplicity of a low-tech solution made of cardboard and tape is just what is needed to truly capture the imagination of our youngest students.
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