A language arts lesson gets a medically themed overlay at Dogwood Elementary School

Germantown, Tennessee--November 29, 2018--Dogwood’s 4th grade students put on their scrubs and their thinking caps as they came to school to celebrate Doctor Day. This celebration gave students an opportunity to learn the standards in a new way.  Student, Brady Thomas said, “My favorite part of Doctor Day was getting to stick our hands in Jell-O to grab words to make sentences. All the subjects were connected. Wearing doctor clothes was fun, and we didn’t have to take out notebooks to learn.” In addition to doctor clothes, students even had booties, masks, ID badges, and patient files, all graciously donated by parents.


Throughout the day, student-doctors got to use medical terminology complete with hands-on problem solving and critical thinking, simulating what doctors go through on a daily basis. Each teacher’s room offered a different medical challenge. Ms. Fernandez commented, “This year was the messiest and most student-driven Doctor Day yet! Students sifted through blood-red Jell-O and analyzed patient files all while utilizing their critical thinking skills. The students has so much fun learning and playing at the same time.”


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