Monday, February 27, 2012

Growing Up Healthy

Growing Up Healthy mural

This February the kindergarten students received a month long unit on nutrition entitled “Growing Up Healthy.”  Students in all five kinder classes studied My Plate (Michelle Obama’s new guide to nutrition) and its corresponding food groups.  Similarly, students studied the importance of breakfast, eating a variety of foods and physical exercise.  Students in Beth Landry’s classroom received a visit and a virtual field trip from a local farmer.  At the end of the unit, students created a Growing Up Healthy Mural, pictured above.  Students promised to engage in a healthy behavior for the remainder of the year.  Students vowed to jump rope more, eat more vegetables and even plant a garden.  The mural illustrated the power nutrition education can have on early elementary students and their excitement to grow up healthy.

A kindergartner's promise to play outside more.

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