Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Healthy Snacks and Movement

We do lots of learning in Kindergarten. Students' brains are constantly stimulated and they are learning so much so fast. They are sponges! There is so much research saying that kids need to move around at school, and that the best learning happens when children have had healthy food and movement breaks. Good news-we move all the time! Each morning we have an outdoor recess or Kindergarten movement break.  We also have an afternoon recess with the K-2 students and sometimes we get outside a third time at the end of the day. We also do many mini movement breaks throughout the day in the classroom. In addition to these class movement breaks, we also have PE twice a week for 40 minutes. 

Children are encouraged to bring healthy food and snacks to school. Our hot lunch program has come so far in the past couple of years, the food is really healthy and delicious. The kids usually love it. 

In the afternoon(as a station during choice) we have a special healthy snack for each class in the school.  This snack is provided by a grant written by our food service staff. The grant allows for each classroom to have a daily fresh fruit or veggie. Some of the snacks we've had this year are berries, apples, watermelon, peppers, even roasted squash! Yum~

Here are some photos of us being healthy in Kindergarten at MCS! 


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