Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Classroom comments- On birth

A few weeks ago, my class and I read the book Mr. Seahorse by Eric Carle.
Mister Seahorse

It's a great book that talks about Mister Seahorse who carries he and his Mrs' babies as he travels around the ocean. Along the way he meets other sea creatures who also have the male care for the babies. This started an interesting conversation about humans, and about how it's the female that carries the baby. There were giggles as someone wondered what it would be like to see a pregnant man.

Then came the next question... how does the baby come our of the mum? The chorus of 6 and 7 year old suggestions...
"They just cut it out of her tummy."
"Yeah, the doctor pulls it out of the tummy."
We explained that sometimes mum's need to have an operation called a cesarean and the baby is taken out of her tummy that way.

Ready to move on, it was then that I started to giggle... one of my 'learned' students was trying to make eye contact with me from towards the back of the group. When they were confident that I was tuned into them, they began to point downward, nodding, with raised eyebrows, checking if they were right.

I smiled and nodded at them. Correct!  

Moving right along! :)

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