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Eat right, excercise and stay healthy

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Have you had an apple yet today?

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Healthy Snacking

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An apple a day
An apple a day

More than 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States, but only the crabapple is native to North America.

Breakfast
Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it feeds your body and mind with the necessary nutrients and energy to function throughout the day.

Brocolli
Brocolli

The word broccoli comes from the Latin word brachium and the Italian word braccio, which means arm. It is part of the cabbage family.

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Overview

Science

Adventures of a storybook can teach us about the writing process. By moving in different ways through this story we can learn about punctuation and muscles at the same time. How neat!

Lesson

Elements of sentence structure implemented in writing.

National Standard(s) Addressed:

#6 Applying Knowledge

Students apply knowledge of language structure, e.g., sentence structure, punctuation.

Goals

Performance

Students will identify the various elements of sentence structure.

Cognitive

Students will appreciate the effect sentence structure and punctuation can have on a story.

Affective

  • Sentence Structure – A group of words that express an idea.
  • Punctuation – Different marks used in writing.
    • Comma – Used to separate words.
    • Exclamation Point – Used to show excitement.
    • Question Mark – Used at the end of a sentence that asks a question.

Activate Prior Knowledge

Show students a page from a large print book. Ask students to identify the different marks they see on the page. Call upon different students to write the marks on the board. Give a brief explanation of each type of punctuation mark listed. Read several sentences and exemplify the purpose of each punctuation mark as you read aloud to the class

Assess and Think Critically

Ask students to recall the different elements of writing they learned during their trip into the story book. Ask students to make up sentences using different punctuation marks. Point out how sentence structure and punctuation can tell a story.

Overview

Physical Education

Students will discover foods found in gardens and grocery stores that promote personal health. Using creative movements, students will collect and prepare a healthy snack.

Lesson

Eating for Energy

National Standard(s) Addressed:

#3 Physical Activity

Exhibits a physically active lifestyle.

Goals

Performance

Students will participate in a variety of motor skills and creative movements.

Cognitive

Students will understand the relationship between healthy eating and energy.

Affective

Students will value the importance of choosing healthy foods to provide the body with energy.

Pre-Teach Vocabulary

  • Energy – The ability to have power to do physical work or exercise.
  • Healthy eating – A diet rich in foods that contain vitamins and minerals.
  • Diet – The food and drink a person consumes daily.

Activate Prior Knowledge

Engage students in a discussion about eating healthy foods. Why or how do healthy foods provide energy? [Our muscles and bones need the proper nutrients to help them function properly. Healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables, contain such nutrients. Eating these foods will give our muscles and bones more energy to exercise and do our daily chores/activities.]

Assess and Think Critically

Ask students if they feel energized from their journey. What foods were collected that gave their bodies energy needed to make the journey today? Ask students to describe chores and activities that they do during a typical day. What foods do they eat to support their energy needs?