Safe and Healthy Summer: Grades 6-8

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The pull to sloth can be strong in the summer. The couch and the beach beckon, but the lazy days also provide the opportunity to practice healthy habits. Two activities urge tweens to try something new. First, they research healthy items they can bring to Aunt Irma's traditional summer family barbecue. They set up a specific healthy goal (read a book, take a class, etc.) and set up a schedule that permits them to achieve their goal.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Divide the class into five groups, assign each a different food category (appetizers, main course, side dishes, desserts, and drink), and have them create illustrated posters of healthy food options in their category
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires several handouts, computers with internet access, and a word processing program
Pros
  • Includes a template for a worksheet designed to help achieve their summer goal
  • Offers a comprehension check and answer key
Cons
  • None