A booklet can be developed entitled "Looking Closely at Myself [or partner]". Children observe some part of the body (self or partner) and then label and illustrate pages as follows:
Index Finger Joints (including knuckle joint) Thumb Joints (including knuckle joint) Palm of the Hand Eye and Eyelashes (Hand-held mirrors will be needed.) Ear (teacher can find a clean ear canal and then have children look into it with a flashlight) Tongue (top and bottom - hand-held mirror and flashlight will be needed) Teeth (hand-held mirror and flashlight will be needed) Elbow Joint Knee Joint Second Toe Joints (including knuckle joint) Big Toe Joints (including knuckle joint)
The following are follow-up questions that the teacher can ask the whole class (maybe two or three questions at a time):
How many joints are there between the knuckles and the wrist?
On one hand only, how many fingertips can the thumb touch?
On one hand only, how many fingertips can each of the other fingers touch?
How many colors of eyes are there in the classroom?
How long (inches) is the longest finger on your hand? Shortest?
How long is the longest finger in the classroom? Shortest?
How many joints are there between the elbow joint and the wrist joint? Between the knee joint and the hip joint?
Can you feel how many bones there are in your lower arm? In upper arm? In lower leg? In upper leg?