Mr. Bones

October is one of my FAVORITE months to teach! 
One of my favorite activities I do is Mr. Bones. I bought a skeleton one year after Halloween (hello great clearance!!), and I label him while the students label their own personal skeleton.


They cut out the pieces and glue them to a black piece of paper. 








Click here to the the student Mr. Bones.


Each day, we learn a few of the new bones. When I taught 3rd grade, they learned about 11 different bones. Click HERE to get those labels.  I think I will just do the main ones for 2nd grade....Pelvis, Cranium, Phalanges (I LOVE that word - haha!), Rib Cage, Spinal Column, and maybe Femur and Radius (just so they get one of the arm and one of the leg). After I do it this year, I will have a better idea of what they can handle.


Then, at the end of the week, they have a labeling "quiz," after which they get to celebrate their success with Skeleton candies! 


We use THESE  (from Oriental Trading) so they can continue their practice in labeling the bones.


I have also done a Q-Tip bones (depending on the year, sometimes we have time, and sometimes we are pressed for time!)

Happy Learning!!

2 comments

Grade ONEderful said...

Hi Jen,

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Grade ONEderful

Jen R. (The Teachers' Cauldron) said...

Wow!! Thank you! I feel so honored!

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