On Monday Ms. Vee’s class stomached (literally) some new information! The class learned all about the digestive system and healthy eating by reading a book together and then applying their knowledge to arts and crafts.
Leap and Bound Academy believes that although we are a preschool, that does not mean we should not teach students about how the human body works. Understanding how the digestive system works allows students to better understand the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. It’s good to know that broccoli has more nutrients than a donut!
Living a healthy lifestyle starts when we are young. It’s something that we do for the rest of our lives, so why not start now? We want our students to truly understand why they need to take care of their digestive systems.
In order to teach something as complex as human organs to our little ones, we decided it called for some read aloud time and arts and crafts. Ms. Vee began by reading a book to the students. She explained the process of what happens when we eat something. Additionally, Ms. Vee talked about the stark difference between eating fruits and veggies compared to processed junk food. They affect your body MUCH differently!
Finally, in order to apply what they had learned students created their very digestive systems (with yarn of course). Overall, students had a blast learning about what happens to their food and then applying that knowledge with a little bit of glue and yarn! Another educational (yet awesome) day at LBA!