This Safe and Healthy Summer: Grades 3-5 lesson plan also includes:
Scholars become familiar with a tool designed to ensure a safe and healthy summer. Following the "5-2-1-Almost None" rule, pupils eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables, keep screen-time under two hours, be physically active for at least one hour, and limit sugary beverages. A handout explains each component and a quiz tests comprehension.
- Invite participants to bring their chart back to you when school resumes, reward completion as you see fit
- Review the quiz, clear up any confusion, and discuss topics
- Inspire consistency—direct class members to display the handout at home as a reminder for them and their family
- Stress the importance of balance in a healthy lifestyle, encourage learners to set goals and not be discouraged if a day does not follow the rule
- Handouts come in color and black-and-white
- The extension activity boosts reading skills