How important is to feel good and healthy? What happens when you don't feel that way?
Grade 1 learners as part of the transdisciplinary theme, "Who We Are", have been inquiring into a healthy lifestyle. These are the lines of inquiry they used in the classroom and in PE:
• Ways we can keep ourselves healthy. (responsibility)
• Features of a healthy lifestyle. (form)
• Choices influence our well being. (causation)
• Become aware of the importance of physical activity in daily life.
• Recognize basic changes that occur to their bodies when exercising.
The central idea for this unit was: "The choices people make have an impact on their health and well being."
In Physical Education, PE, students have been exploring a range of activities, starting with simple chase and flee games, followed by some mindfulness, yoga, dance and fitness to name a few.
During the different activities and games, learners started to understand the changes that occurred to their body while exercising.
They also noticed that some activities such as yoga or wall climbing do not increase their heart rate as much as others such as dance, play tag games or small-sided football games.
Students shared their understanding of the changes that occur to their bodies while exercising with parents through their digital portfolio in Seesaw.
Here you can see a couple of examples:
We wrapped up our unit with an assessment where students paired up and after playing or doing an activity for 2-3 min, they measured their heartbeat and added a checkmark if they thought the heart rate increased during the activity or an X if they didn't notice anything.
Thanks for supporting your child to have a balanced, healthy life through making choices on food, sleep and activity time. It takes a village.