Today my friend and neighbour, Dana, came to talk to the class about her job at the hospital. She is a Medical Radiological Technologist (X-Ray Tech). Dana presented about different bones in the body and showed several X-rays. She challenged students to try to identify the bones that they were seeing on the x-ray and to identify whether they were normal, healthy bones or pictures of fractures. We also learned how to identify adult X-rays versus Children's X-Rays, particularly in X-Rays of the hands.
Dana showed us an X-Ray of a patient that had swallowed a necklace, and reminded the students of the importance of not putting non-food items in their mouths, for example not chewing their pencils. This was an important message for our class to hear!!
It was an engaging and informative presentation. Plus, at the end of the presentation, she treated all of the students to "bone" treats that she had made. Thank you, Dana!!
We had PERFECT weather today for our walking field trip to the Red Deer Public Library to visit author, Helaine Becker. Click on the link to see more about Ms. Becker and the books that she has written. After we heard Ms. Becker read from a couple of her books and explain a bit about her writing process those students with library cards toured the children's department and were able to borrow a book. Afterwards, we ate lunch in City Hall Park and then walked to Rotary Park to play before returning to the school. What a fun Friday!
On Thursday we had a closer look at our rock collections. We used magnifying glasses to help us identify all of the colours in our rocks. We learned that rocks are usually made up of more than one mineral. The colours that we see in the rocks are the minerals.
Silver Cove came to do their amazing "hands on" Rock Talk with us today! We always love this presentation. Chris has so much knowledge to share, we learned a lot! And he gives out rocks as prizes so that's even more exciting!