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Learning about medicine in PK2

Pre-kindergarten for 2-year-old students welcomed Doherty parents who are doctors to their classroom. The doctors explained their medical equipment and taught them about how food travels through the body and what organs are involved. Another parent who is a veterinarian taught the students about medical care for animals, including the pets they have at home. The students took part in medical play, pretending to be doctors based on what they had learned. “I can see exactly how impactful it is to have our parents share their world with us in the classroom. The students’ play shows they are expanding their thoughts, discovery and mimicking behaviors from these visits,” said Julie Brackett, pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds teacher.