In Wellness class this week, we explored the idea that good health starts with good choices(tie in with common agreements in fifth grade). Good choices can then lead to good health habits. We discussed some healthy habits that many of the students already practice, such as good hygiene(including oral hygiene), hand washing, getting regular exercise , getting enough sleep,eating balanced meals and drinking plenty of water( see poster below).
Next in Wellness, we begin our discussion of the four components of health. We start with a discussion of what topics will be covered in Wellness. See the Wordle below with examples of what ideas students came up with. Next, we discuss the concept of Wellness and that for Wellness to be achieved, you need to have a balance among the four components of health: physical, social, mental and emotional.
A warm welcome to all our new and returning students and parents. Wellness classes will start on Monday , August 10, 2015. Grade 5 students will have two Wellness classes each week. I am looking forward to seeing students in class this week. Again, welcome and looking forward to a wonderful year of Wellness!!!
Here is a link to the course outline. A hard copy will be distributed on the first day of class and should be returned when students attend their next Wellness class.