After doing the lesson all day, I came to realize that I needed a few things to make the lesson go smoother. While the poster is great, I spent time writing and/or drawing the 4 main pieces (the head, the heart, the belly/gut, and the feet) with my younger kids to begin to introduce the topic. Sadly, I'm not a very good artist, so I realized I needed some additional posters to help me teach this lesson.
So, I added a picture of the boy, and then larger pictures of the explanation pieces so that you can literally "build" the poster as you talk about the issues. These pieces would also be a great way to review these concepts throughout the year as well.
I've used these posters for a few years now, and it's been going well. I always had the students repeat the saying with me, as they pointed to that body part. The more we did this, the more I began to notice that some parts had too much information for the students to remember. So this summer, I wanted to find a way to fix this so that it was easier for the students to remember. After some suggestions from friends, I included 6 different body parts to help the kids visualize what to remember:
- I use my head.
- I use my eyes.
- I use my voice.
- I use my heart.
- I use my hands.
- I use my feet.
Here's what the update looks like now:I went ahead and updated the bookmarks as well as the individual pieces so that you can build the main poster with the students.
If you would like to use these posters with your own class,
If you have already purchased them, all you have to do is re-download the file
and you will have the updated versions as well.
I hope you find them useful! :)