In this pack, you’ll find resources and activities to help you explore healthy habits with your class. This is such important information and great life skills for students to learn, but we teachers can never focus on one thing at a time! So I created these activities to help integrate language and literacy skills with the life and health skills. In this product, you’ll find:
7 Themed Literacy Centers:
Poetry Center- a poem about healthy habits, and a mixed up version for students to cut out and put together correctly
Word Work Center(2.RF.3a)- the letters of “HEALTHY HABITS” for students to put together to create other words (like heat, bait, steal, etc.), and recording sheet (focus on short and long vowel sounds)
Research Center(2.L.4e)- 12 vocabulary words to look up in the dictionary, recording sheet
Nonfiction Book Center(2.RI.8)- graphic organizer web (main idea and supporting details) to use with nonfiction books about health
Writing Center(2.W.1, 2.W.2, 2.W.3)- 12 creative writing prompt cards (plan a workout, make a menu, write a letter to the school cafeteria, etc.) with writing paper
Sentence Fluency Center(2.L.3)- 8 sentences with each word on a card for students to mix up and put back together, with recording sheet
Cause and Effect Center(2.RL.4, 2.RL.10)- 12 “cause” cards with matching “effect” cards with graphic organizer to record matching cards
Recipe Book Page:
I send this home for students to do as a project with their families. It gives them an opportunity to share what they’re learning with their families, and work together to create a healthy recipe. I collect these pages and put them together to make a class recipe book, then make copies for all the families to have! It’s a great way to increase parent/family involvement!
Food and Exercise Log Book:
I use this to kick off our unit of study. My students record what they eat and how they exercise for 3 days before we begin the unit, then again for 3 days at the end. We use the data we record to analyze how our eating and exercise patterns have changed (or not!) as a result of our study.