Anatomy and Physiology, Vol. 3

3rd Six Weeks Newsletter

Health EDU in iTunes U

Are you ready to get a jump start on your New Years Resolutions?  CHS Anatomy students have been working hard all semester to prepare a six week health challenge for you!  After learning the importance of a healthy lifestyle, students developed an online course in iTunes U to challenge society to improve their health one week at a time.  I encourage you to subscribe to our course and take this challenge with us.  Even if you are healthy, this program will challenge you to think about what you do each day and encourage you to make small changes to prevent illness, disease, and injury.  Subscribe on your iPad or iPhone and have your student show you how to use the course.  Check out the promotional video we made to explain how it works.

Hearts and Lungs

This six weeks we are focused on learning about our hearts and lungs.  We started off learning the anatomy of the heart and lungs with a dissection.  Next week we begin looking at the physiology of the systems and develop an understanding of why it is important to maintain heart health.  Check out this picture from our dissection!  

Photo credit to Diana R.

Adopt a Family

Thank you to everyone who donated for our Adopt-a-Family.  I am so amazed by the outpouring of generosity this community always shows to help those in need. We collected almost $1000 worth of gift cards alone. Both kids also received a bike and a Wii with games!  I am so happy to know that this sweet family will have such an awesome Christmas.

Ed Foundation Grant!

Thank you SO much to our amazing Education Foundation for funding my grant request this year.  I requested an iMac station for our classroom to improve our Skype experience and to provide us the ability to edit and produce high quality digital media and iBooks for our iTunes U courses.  I know that the students will be so excited to use their new technology when it arrives!

Six Weeks Challenges

Each six weeks, students are given a series of challenges aimed at improving their overall health, either physically or mentally.  Students select at least one challenge and after completion of the challenge, they write a reflection on their portfolio.  Ask them to share their portfolio with you so you can see what they have been doing to improve their health.  Here are our current six weeks challenges.  Feel free to join them in completing one or more challenges this six weeks!

Student Work Showcase

Have you seen what your student has been working on in class?  Did they make the student showcase portfolio?  Look at some of the outstanding work that is being created by our students in Anatomy.  

Thank you all again for your support and encouragement for the first part of the year.  I hope you and your families have the happiest of holidays.