Welcome to the Fun Zone of Learning – Movement and Health! December, 2016 – January, 2017

Dear Families,

In kindergarten and 1st grade: Students learn to identify a variety of healthy foods and why eating a nutritious breakfast and a variety of foods are important for good health. They learn to use communication skills to ask family members to provide healthy foods. Students learn and practice healthy behaviors such as planning nutritious snacks and meals and choosing healthy foods in a variety of settings (e.g., school, a friend’s house, a restaurant). They also learn that not all products they see advertised or at the store are good for them.

We also teach our students about the benefits of being physically active. They can describe ways to participate in active play and enjoyable physical activities. Knowing why and how to be physically active are necessary steps for students to make good decisions about being healthy.

In 2nd grade: Students will participate in a discussion about the importance of drinking water and keeping their body hydrated. They will use a combination of drawing, dictating, reading, and writing using informational text to show the importance of water for good health. Additionally, students learn to identify a variety of healthy foods and why eating a nutritious breakfast and a variety of foods are important for good health. They learn to use communication skills to ask family members to provide healthy foods. Students learn and practice healthy behaviors such as planning nutritious snacks and meals and choosing healthy foods in a variety of settings (e.g., school, a friend’s house, a restaurant). They also learn that not all products they see advertised or at the store are good for them.

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

Thank you!

Truly Yours,

Mrs. Glotova