We reviewed and applied our knowledge of the skeletal system with our middle school biobuddies today. Biobuddies is one of our favorite things to do, and our buddies are such encouraging, kind role models for our kindergartners. We drew our bones in our science booklet, drew how we would look without bones (a blob!), and made our fingerprints. Of course we also measured our height and weight again--some children grew a few centimeters since October!
The biggest part of our biobuddy morning was body tracing! Kindergarten filled up the middle school commons as our buddies traced our body outlines. Then each kindergartner "took the pen" and drew their skeletal system, with a skull, ribs, arm bones, leg bones and more. A few children added their own embellishments of eyelashes and speech bubbles :)