• DISTANCE LEARNING Health/PE Information for All
    (See specific grade level activities/lessons below this information)
     
    5/11/20 Update: Hello all! The weather should stay warm one of these days! New Jersey parks are open once again, so I hope that you and your family will be able to take some time to safely enjoy one or more of the nearby areas with your family. If you can't get to a park, just try to go outside for a few minutes every day, to get some sun and fresh air! Please scroll down to see the Health and Physical Educations ideas and "assignments" for you to try this month. Every day take one of the Bulldog Mix-it-Up Exercise Challenges! (See grade-level challenges below.) As always, I love to hear about and see what you are doing! Thank you to everyone who has shared what you have done so far!   mbulger@cpsnj.org 
     
     
    4/1/20 Update: Hi again everyone! I hope you are doing some fun exercises while at home with your family. Also, I hope you have been taking some breaks to rest, relax and eat well (yes, that means your fruits and veggies, too:) Don't forget about your health assignments! You can hold onto everything you do until we return to school unless you want to share your work with me before then. Take a picture of your work and/or your family doing some exercise together. I would love to see what you are doing! 
     
    As you have learned, your daily exercise should include some warm-ups (like the ones we do in class) and then some type of cardiovascular exercise for at least 20-30 minutes (60 minutes is best!). Ask your parents and siblings to join you! 
     
    Exercise ideas: jump rope, walk/run around the yard, yoga (there are some free videos for kids online), dance to music, play tag, ride your bike/scooter, shoot baskets, throw/catch/kick a ball around outside, create an obstacle course indoors or outdoors with different household items or sports equipment.
     
    More family exercise and activity ideas (**new this month**) 
    **In May: Do Everything and Move! ** 
    American Heart Association Info
     
    Shoprite Nutrition Newsletters
    goHunterdon Distance Learning News: 
     
    DISTANCE LEARNING  Physical Education
     
    PreK/Kindergarten: 

    New ideas for the month of May:
                        Pre-School Movement Games
    Cosmic Kids Yoga (Fun yoga & mindfulness games - free 14-day trial)
                  
     
     March/April Ideas:
                                                                                                     
             yoga              Kids walking             dance 2             go Noodle
                 
                         
    2nd Grade:
     
    New ideas for the month of May:
                              Deck of Fitness                           
                              The Dance Party  &  Dance Party Cards
                              Jump Rope Endurance Rhymes (Try these with a short, long or imaginary rope!)
     
    March/April Ideas: 
            Locomotor        Charades        Emojis         Noodle
     
     
     
     
    4th Grade:
     
    New ideas for the month of May:    
     
                     4th: Bulldog Mix it Up Exercise Challenges    
                    Deck of Fitness
                Fitness Uno  (Tell me what you think mummy jacks are!)
             Jump Rope Endurance Rhymes (Try these with a short, long or imaginary rope!)
           Plyoga Fitness Workout (A high-intensity 30-minute workout that you can choose to do at your own pace!)
     
    March/April Ideas:       
     
     
     
        Rock Paper Scissors .           smiley emoji              Slam ball             Noodle
     
     
     
     
    DISTANCE LEARNING  Health Education
     
    Pre-K/Kindergarten: 
     
    5/11/20: May Activities:
     
     1. Using the following link, choose a lesson or two from goHunterdon's Walk/Bike Fun & Safety page and have fun completing them! Please share with me what you do!
     
    2. Using the following links for ideas, create a healthy snack/dish with a family member. If you have a family recipe that you would prefer to use instead, please remember that it should be something that is low in sugar, sodium (in salt) and saturated fat (fat in dairy foods and red meat) and high in nutrients. If possible, please email the recipe and/or a photo of what you create and share for/with your family! 
     
     
     
     
    4/1/20: April Activities      Do as many as you like!
     
    1. Choose a coloring page (or two) to complete for Color A Smile.org   With the help of a parent, please mail your Color A Smile coloring page directly to the address that is on the website. 
     
    2. Create a "thinking of you/thank you" card for the nurses, doctors and all medical helpers who continue to work hard at our local hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and in many other places. With your parent's help, please mail your card directly to the local medical facility/medical helper of your choice.   
     
    3. Read the book, Wearing A Mask Story together with your family.
     
    >>>I would love to see a picture of your coloring pages/cards before you mail them. Please ask a parent to take a photo of your "have a heart" greeting and send it to me. Please join the picture, too, if it's ok with your parents!  mbulger@cpsnj.org. <<<
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    Recommended website links:                                  
     
     
     
    2nd Grade:
     
    5/11/20: May Activities:
     
     1. Using the following link, choose two lessons from goHunterdon's Walk/Bike Fun & Safety page and have fun completing them! If it is possible, please share with me what you do!
     
    2. Using the following links for ideas, create a healthy snack/dish with a family member. If you have a family recipe that you would prefer to use instead, please remember that it should be something that is low in sugar, sodium (in salt) and saturated fat (fat in dairy foods and red meat) and high in nutrients. If possible, please email the recipe and/or a photo of what you create and share for/with your family!
     
     
     
     
    4/1/20: For the month of April:
     
    1.  Choose a coloring page (or two) to complete for Color A Smile.org  With the help of a parent, please mail your Color A Smile coloring page directly to the address on the website. 
                                                                                              and/or
         Create a "thinking of you/thank you" card for the nurses, doctors and other medical helpers who continue to work hard at our local hospitals, nursing homes, doctors' offices, rehabilitation centers and in many other places. With the help of a parent, please mail your Color A Smile coloring page directly to them (address on website). With your parent's help, please mail your card directly to a local facility of your choice.
     
    >>>I would love to see a picture of your coloring pages/card before you mail them. Please have a parent take a photo of your "have a heart" greeting and send it to me. Please join the picture, too, if it's ok with your parents:)    mbulger@cpsnj.org<<
                                                                                                              cardiologist
    2. Please continue to practice taking your resting and working heart rates.
    Please work as a cardiologist and record what you have observed about your heart. Have you noticed a change in your resting heart rate? Has it gone up, gone down or stayed the same? What do your observations mean? Do you need to do more exercise if your resting heart rate has stayed the same or gone up? 
                                                                                    
    Resting Heart Rate: This should be done first thing in the morning before you start running around! Find your pulse (on the inside of your wrist on the thumb-side, on the side of your neck, or on your temple) with your first and second fingers (no thumbs!). While sitting down, count the number of heartbeats you feel as someone times you for 6 seconds. Then multiply your number of beats by 10. This number is your 60-second resting heart rate. Most kids your age are in the 75-115 beats per minute range. Your resting heart rate will be lower if you are more active!
     
    Working Heart Rate: For a working heart rate, jog in place for 2 minutes and then take your pulse rate. You should notice a big difference! Remember, to strengthen your heart, like any other muscle, it needs to work hard, naturally, every day. Cardiovascular activities that make your heart beat faster(and make you sweat and breathe hard) are best for strengthening your heart. A stronger heart means a more efficient one- that means one that works better because it doesn't have to beat as fast and hard as one that is not in good shape. 
                                                                                                                                                                    
     
                                                                                                            
    4th Grade:
     
    5/11/20: May Activities:
     1. Using the following link, choose two lessons from goHunterdon's Walk/Bike Fun & Safety page and have fun completing them! If possible, please share with me what you complete!
     
     
    2. Using the following links for ideas, create a healthy snack/dish with a family member. If you have a family recipe that you would prefer to use instead, please remember that it should be something that is low in sugar, sodium (in salt) and saturated fat (fat in dairy foods and red meat) and high in nutrients. If possible, please e-mail the recipe and/or a photo of what you create and share for/with your family. 
     
    MyPlateKitchen      
     
    4/1/20  For the month of April:
     
    Hi everyone! I hope that you have been enjoying your time at home with your family even though I am sure you miss your friends and activities at school! Please pace yourselves and complete the following assignments over the next few weeks. Keep your completed work together in a safe place so you may bring it back to school when we all return.
     
    1.  Please download, copy and complete two (or more if you want!) of the following worksheets. Here is a website to go to for help if you need it: ChooseMyPlate.gov
    • Healthful Meals are Great : Don't forget that if you can't eat or don't enjoy foods made from calcium-rich milk, there are other calcium-rich foods that you may substitute in your meal. Do you remember what other foods have lots of calcium? Hint: They are dark green in color!
    • Food Groupie Magazine:  Please use a separate piece of paper to create your ad for the Food Groupie Magazine.
    • What's in What You Eat?:  Try this food label challenge! Learning how to read a food label is a nutrition life skill- something you will need to know how to do throughout your life! If you enjoy this worksheet, take a look at some of the food labels on the foods in your pantry- you will be surprised by some of the ingredients you will find in different foods. Send me your answers to this worksheet and I will let you know if you correctly identified the foods and how healthy they really are! 
    • How Balanced Am I?: It is important to keep a healthy balance between the food you eat and the calories you burn with activities. Choose one day this month to list and analyze all of the foods you eat and the physical activities that you do. Are there any changes you need to make in order to keep a better nutrition/energy balance?
     
    2Choose a coloring page (or two) to complete for Color A Smile.org With the help of a parent, please mail your Color A Smile coloring page directly to the address on the website. 
                                                                                              and/or
        Create a "thinking of you/thank you" card for the nurses, doctors and other medical helpers who continue to work hard at our local hospitals, nursing homes, doctors' offices, rehabilitation centers and in many other places. (Perhaps you might encourage them to stay strong by eating their fruits and veggies and drinking lots of water!) With the help of a parent, please mail your Color A Smile coloring page directly to them (address on website). If you create a card, with the help of a parent please mail your card directly to a local facility of your choice.
     
    >>>I would love to see a picture of your coloring pages/cards before you mail them. Please have a parent take a photo of your thoughtful greeting and send it to me. Please join the picture, too, if it's ok with your parents:)           mbulger@cpsnj.org<<<
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    FOR MORE HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT DETAILS, PLEASE REVIEW OUR HEALTH EDUCATION CURRICULUM ON THE CPS WEBSITE.
     
     
     
     


     

     
            
       
     
Last Modified on May 18, 2020