Kindergarten and The OWG

We got this great story from Kelly Bass who is a teacher in Cadillac, Michigan. We love hearing how The OrganWise Guys are making a difference in the lives of children. Thanks for sharing Kelly!

My name is Kelly Baas and I am a kindergarten teacher at Kenwood Elementary. I have 29 students in my classroom. This is the first year that we have used The OrganWise Guys. My students LOVE this curriculum. We have Ms. Deb, who is from Michigan State University, visit our room once a week for a ½ hour. The students look forward to her visit with “Morgan” (our OWG doll) and the The OrganWise Guys crew. Students always talk about how “they need to click on their cerebrum,” “my hardy heart is beating fast because I exercised,” or “I need to give my Kidney Brothers some water!”

I love this program and would love the opportunity to use it my classroom every year. It is a great way to teach children about their body and how important it is to choose healthy foods and exercise. The chants and DVDs are great educational tools. It is amazing to see 29 students engaged for a full ½ hour singing, listening to a story, watching a short clip and then walking away with information they remember and use in daily life. We always refer to The OrganWise Guys when eating a snack or going to lunch. When I told my students it was our last day with “Morgan,” I had some pretty sad faces and lots of questions. I wish I could afford to buy the program for my classroom. After Ms. Deb left, I no longer had the tools to revisit the program. It’s an amazing program…I would recommend this curriculum to any early elementary teacher.

Here are some thank-you letters they wrote to Ms. Deb on her last day:

Ms. Deb,
Thank you for OrganWise Guys.  
Love, 
Harper
 
Ms. Deb,
Thank you.  I like the Kidney Brothers.
Love,
Jacqueline
 
Dear Ms. Deb,
Thank you for all the things we did together.
Love,
Keenan
 
Dear Ms. Deb,
I like you.  Thank you.  I like the OrganWise Guys.
Love, 
Julia 
 
Ms. Deb,
I like the movies.
Love,
Erin
 
Thank you Ms. Deb because I want to learn about the OrganWise Guys.
Love,
Katelynn
 
Ms. Deb,
Thank you for bringing the OrganWise Guys.
Love,
Illianna 

P.S. from Hardy Heart: Even if you don’t have the curriculum, you can learn all about me and my OrganWise Guys pals AND find some great tools to get you moving on the road to being OrganWise! Just go the kid’s page on our site and have fun!!  Just click here to get you there quickly 

Share this: