While most school districts across the country are cutting back on recess time and ramping up the Ritalin, one Texas school has kindergartners and first graders sitting still and “incredibly attentive.”
What’s their secret? Their recess time has tripled.
1. Why do you think the heart is behind the lungs and not between them?
2. Do you know what protects your lungs? (Ans: ribcage)
3. Your lungs are not muscles. They are like sponges. They fill up like balloons when you breathe in.
Your diaphragm is a muscle underneath your lungs. When you breath, the diaphragm goes down, drawing air into your lungs like a vacuum cleaner. When the diaphragm moves up, it squeezes the air out of your lungs, the way you'd squeeze water out of the sponge.
I often see activities like this where a student is working independently to match numbers. I've used a few of them myself. However, there have been times when I've noticed a child put the wrong answer on top, and unless it's brought to my attention, it doesn't get corrected.
My suggestion is this. At the bottom inside the cup, put the same number of dots. That way, when the child mentions s/he's done, you can turn the cup over and have them check to see if their answers are correct.
On activities like this, there has to be a way for them to check their answers to make sure they're actually counting correctly and not just putting down any answer for the sake of finishing the job.