Saturday, May 23, 2015

Health Workers Fair

One of the Science standards for first grade is for students to recognize health care workers. To meet that goal Mrs. Ruark organized a Health Care Fair for our grade level. 

We were thrilled to welcome Adran's parents who are both doctors.  His mom is a general practitioner and his dad is a specialist with the liver.  They brought lots of models of the organs and equipment that doctors use to show us.  As we left their informative session they gave each of the students a syringe (without a needle, of course!), a mask and a pair of gloves.  Looks like we will have lots of doctors in our midst - they liked pretending to give shots the best!

Next we were visited by former Jacksonville Jaguar player David Garrard. He played quarterback for twelve years in the National Football League.  He and his wife explained the important part that diet and fitness play in keeping us healthy.  They talked about a healthy diet and showed the children some games and exercises that they might enjoy this summer.

We loved seeing Dr. Zenk, known to us as the "Garden Lady," and finding our that Dr. Zenk's real job is as a general practitioner.  Not only did she remind us about a healthy diet, but she showed us some of the tools that we might see in the doctor's office.
Finally we heard from Dr. Roberts, a trauma surgeon, and a Life Flight nurse who stressed always wearing our seat belt and wearing a helmet when we ride a bike or skateboard, so we never have to see them!  What a remarkable way to meet our Science standards!

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