Archive for ‘Health’

April 23, 2013

Mrs. Leifer’s 4th Graders: Why is Health Class Important?

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By Lucy Baldino

Health class is very important because it can help you learn how to be safe and smart in situations. Saying “no” is big and you won’t hurt someone’s feelings by saying it. Health class will help you to make good decisions. Like eating healthy, saying no to drugs and getting tons of exercise. Health class teaches you to be safe, smart, and healthy and sometimes when you have to say “no”! That’s why I think health class is important.

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By Isabella Marcello and Emma Brady

Health Class is one of the most important subjects in school. You learn about germs, disease, and stranger danger. Mrs. LeMay taught us never to go with a stranger if they talk to you. They might say, “Here I have candy bars in this car, you want some?” For first, second, third and maybe fourth graders this might be tempting, but it’s to protect you. So never do anything with strangers because you never know if they are bad. The 2nd main thing about health is germs. Germs are everywhere! Sometimes bad germs get inside your body. The immune system and the stomach acid help to kill the germs! Always wash your hands!
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By Jordan Juetten

I think health class is good – I mean great- because it teaches you what to do in situations when you think to panic. I also think it is good because it teaches you to be safe like it taught us what to do when you are in a public place and you are separated from an adult. That’s why I think health is an important subject to have plus learn!
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By Finn Daly

Health is important because it teaches things that could eventually save our lives one day. It also teaches us how to keep clean and safe. It teaches us where bones are and where our certain muscles are.
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April 10, 2013

Safety in Cars and on Bikes

by Mark Adler, newsletter editor

All drivers and passengers in cars must wear seat belts in all seats.

Which kind of restraint?

  • Children 7 years and younger who are less than 57 inches tall: must use a child restraint system
  • Children 7 years and younger who are at least 57 inches tall: must use either a child restraint system or an adult seat belt
  • Adults and children 8 and older: must use adult seat belts

Children under 13 are safer in the back seat, but it’s not legally required.

All motorcycle riders must wear helmets.

Bicycle riders aged 1-16 must wear helmets.  Riding with children younger than 1 is prohibited.  Be a good example to your children and wear a helmet too!

Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

March 14, 2013

Mrs. Connolly’s 4th Graders

Why is Health Class Important?

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by Lucy Baldino

Health class is very important because it can help you learn how to be safe and smart in situations. Saying “no” is big and you won’t hurt someone’s feelings by saying it. Health class will help you to make good decisions. Like eating healthy, saying no to drugs and getting tons of exercise. Health class teaches you to be safe, smart, and healthy and sometimes when you have to say “no”! That’s why I think health class is important.

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by Isabella Marcello and Emma Brady

Health Class is one of the most important subjects in school. You learn about germs, disease, and stranger danger. Mrs. LeMay taught us never to go with a stranger if they talk to you. They might say,” Here I have candy bars in this car, you want some?” For first, second, third and maybe fourth graders this might be tempting, but it’s to protect you. So never do anything with strangers because you never no if they are bad. The 2nd main thing about health is germs. Germs are everywhere! Sometimes bad germs get inside your body. The immune system and the stomach acid help to kill the germs! Always wash your hands!

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by Jordan Juetten

I think health class is good – I mean great- because it teaches you what to do in situations when you think to panic. I also think it is good because it teaches you to be safe like it taught us what to do when you are in a public place and you are separated from an adult. That’s why I think health is an important subject to have plus learn!

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by Finn Daly

Health is important because it teaches things that could eventually save our lives one day. It also teaches us how to keep clean and safe. It teaches us where bones are and where our certain muscles are.

February 4, 2013

Staying Healthy Everyday

by Lisa Smith, RN, School Nurse

February recognizes Heart Health month.  Keeping our entire body healthy is the basic foundation. I wanted to touch upon a few topics that I remind the students to practice each and every day!

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Healthy Eating. Make sure your child eats breakfast every day.  It really is the most important meal and “fuels the body” for the day. Healthy snacks for school allow children to refuel, to maintain energy and focus on academics.  Our bodies are made up of about 70% water, so it is important for children to drink water for their bodies to function properly instead of high sugary drinks.

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January 30, 2013

Parent Forum Understanding Children’s Mental Health Needs/ADHD

From the Shrewsbury Public Schools Central Office:

The Shrewsbury School District will be offering a monthly forum for parents in which Kim Kusiak, MD (Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, consulting to the Shrewsbury Schools) will be discussing topics focusing on children’s mental health.  Dr. Kusiak will discuss topics to help familiarize parents with mood issues, psychiatric medications, and accessing the mental health system for children.  These sessions will be informal so questions will be welcomed and encouraged.

Next week’s topic and discussion will be about medication for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder.   Please join Dr. Kim on Tues., Feb 5, at noon to 1 pm at Beal School.

Dr. Kusiak’s upcoming schedule will be as follows:

  • Fri., March 8, 9-10 am at Paton School
  • Tues., Apr. 23, noon-1 pm at Beal School
  • Fri., May 10, 9-10 am at Parker Rd. Pre-School
  • Tues., June 11, noon to 1 pm at Parker Rd. Pre-School

Dr. Kim is a knowledgeable, committed and  approachable practitioner, and I guarantee you will get a lot out of the time you spend with her!

January 29, 2013

Mrs. Bell’s Fourth Graders In Health Class

by Rachel Pittorino

In health, our unit 2 was the skeletal. In this unit we learned how our bodies work and how to protect ourselves. This is important for us to learn because if we ever got hurt we would know how to protect ourselves.

by Lily Freeman

I think that learning about the immune system is important because the lesson helps us learn how to protect ourselves and others from getting sick. I think it is interesting to learn how your body takes care of itself.

by Kealan Green

In this unit we are learning about viruses, bacteria and AIDS. It is interesting to learn about all the different germs, because we now know how not to get different diseases.

by Sharon Wu

In health class I learned about germs: bacteria and viruses. I also learned about HIV and AIDS. I think that learning about HIV and AIDS is helpful because it is important to know how to protect yourself from another person’s blood if they have HIV or AIDS. I also learned that you can’t cure viruses with medicine but you can cure a bacteria with a medicine.

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