Health News for April – June 2018
Grades 4 – 6 are currently finishing our unit chapter about medicines, drugs, tobacco and alcohol. After that we will turn our attention to study nutrition. Our focus will be to learn how to make healthy food choices and to understand the concept of portion control. They will learn how to read food labels and will understand the food terms carbohydrate, protein and fats. Students will explore menus from local fast food restaurants and choose items they typically purchase. They will then evaluate how healthy their choice was. Hopefully leading them to make healthier choices in the future.
Grades Preschool – 3rd have just begun to study the food groups and nutrition. They will participate in a variety of activities sorting food into the proper categories. Students will learn what makes up a healthy meal and snacks. They will then practice their skills by shopping at the pretend store, prepare their food in the kitchen and then enjoy it. There will also be some fun as they learn to work in a restaurant.
All grades will conclude the year by learning about safety.
Some of our topics will include: safety in the water while swimming, boat safety, safety while riding bicycles and scooters, being safe during inclement weather and stranger danger (in person and on the internet).