Movement & Health Newsletter – February 2015

muscle_cartoonWelcome to the Fun Zone of Learning – Movement and Health! February, 2015

Dear Families,

Let me introduce some of the units we’ll study during this month of February. Have fun discussing them with your children. Our goal is to value physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction. Some examples of activities that build this skill include demonstrations, communication, partner work, group discussions, and role play.

In kindergarten, students will find out that their muscles are the parts of their body that help them move. They’ll find out the difference between voluntary and involuntary muscles. See how your biceps, triceps, hamstrings, and other muscles work with your body’s bones and joints. They’ll learn some tips for keeping their muscles healthy and strong! Students will be able to participate in healthy behaviors that keep their muscles strong and active. Additionally, students will learn the location and function of the heart as well as discuss ways to keep the heart healthy.

 

In 1st grade and 2nd grade, students will learn that the muscular system allows our bodies to move and perform tasks. Exercise is the key to keeping the muscular system in good working order. Getting enough rest is necessary to keep the muscular system healthy. Nutritious foods are important in the growth and maintenance of muscles. Students will find out the difference between voluntary and involuntary muscles. They’ll learn that the main involuntary muscle in the body is the heart. In this unit of study, they’ll learn about the circulatory system, which is in charge of moving blood through your whole body. Blood delivers the oxygen, which your body needs to survive, and a lot more…

*Please have your child wear comfortable clothes and sneakers in the Movement and Health class!

Thank you!

Truly Yours,

Mrs. Glotova