Last week in the Pre-Primary unit we talked about eyes. We identified the different parts—iris, cornea, pupil, lens, and retina. Everyone was surprised to find out that your pupil is actually really a hole! We watched a video of a pupil contracting and expanding to help us understand this concept.
We took apart our model of an eye so that we could identify each part. This is a work that will be on our shelves all week, so each child will have an opportunity to explore it in their own time.
We talked about how you can correct your vision if it is not working as well as it should. Susie let everyone try on her glasses and Wendy took out one of her contact lenses. We all thought both ways of correcting vision were fascinating.
After we finished our circle time, several students took an opportunity to draw their own diagrams of the parts of the eye based on the models. We love to see the extensions of activities that our students come up with!