We had a short week because of conferences, but learned a lot about being heart smart healthy kids! We read the story Magic School Bus Has a Heart and learned that the heart is our strongest muscle and it never stops working. We did some experiments to feel our pulse while we rested and listened to a story and then did some exercises and felt how much harder our heart had to work. We realized that we had to make sure we kept our hearts healthy. We brainstormed ideas that made us “Heart Smart Kids”. They generated a great list of ideas. Then we made books that showed healthy choices for exercise, foods, to not smoke, and created a food pyramid.
After all the “Heart Smart” learning we decorated our classroom with lots of cute “heart art”!