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Wednesday Wellness Tip

Wednesday Wellness Tips of the Week
June 14, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
sports  
 

Wow! The school year is almost over.

Summertime is a time for fun!

Playing baseball, swimming, walking to the library;

They are all good fun things to do.

So go out there and enjoy!

 
 
June 7, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
phone safety  
 

June is National Safety month.

 

Well, we have already talked about how you need to look both ways when

crossing the street but don’t forget to look up, from your phone that is.

Follow this motto for safety when crossing the street: He

ads up, phones down!

 
 
May 31, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
swim  

Summer is almost here!

Some of you may have gone swimming this past weekend.

Remember, no matter how good a swimmer you are,

NEVER swim alone.

 

Have fun, be safe, and always swim with a buddy.

 
 
May 24, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
 field day
 

Field day is all about having fun, not might.

So go out there and cheer your teammates on.

 

Go Team Red, go Team White!

 
May 17, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
 
sun  

What a beautiful day!

Remember when we see the sun, it sees us.

Protect your skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen.

Your body will thank you!

 
 
May 10, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
sunglasses  
 

May is Healthy Vision Month and sometimes our eyes need help to keep them healthy.

One way is to wear sunglasses.  They aren’t just for Movie Stars, you know, but sunglasses

keep the UV rays of the sun from damaging your eyes.

 

Let’s finish with a joke.

 

Do you know what part of the eye is the best at school?

 

The pupil.

 
 
May 3, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
bike month  
 

Tomorrow is National Bike to School Day.

Grab a neighbor and have some fun by biking to school.

Just remember to wear a helmet and cross

only at corners where the cars can see you.

What a great way to get exercise!

 
April 26, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
Healthy life  

This is National Every Kid Healthy Week.

What a great thing to be healthy!

We have a great school that dedicates part of each day

to help you be healthy by having a nice playground

for you to get fresh air and exercise.

Mr. Schaefer teaches you how to be healthy, too.

The next time you see Mr. Schaefer, you could thank him for that!

 
April 19, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
running  

On Monday the 121st Boston Marathon race was held.

A marathon is a race that you run 26 miles.

Wow, that is a lot of running!

Well you don’t have to run that far to get exercise,

but running is an easy way to pump your heart up.

So lace up your sneaks and have some fun running!

 
April 5, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
landscape  

What a beautiful day it is going to be today! The weather is great for having fun

outdoors and maybe playing with friends.

 

So when you are out playing, remember, be safe and look left and right before

crossing the street!

 
 
March 29, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
bike safety  
 
 

Now that it’s getting warmer, you might want to start riding

your bike again.  Don’t forget that your brain

needs protecting just like your computer does.

 

So when you go out to ride your bike, strap on your helmet

and protect your brain!

 
 
March 22, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
messaging brain  
  

Last week was Brain Awareness Week.

So what does your brain do anyway?

Your brain is the computer of your body. It tells your body everything it

needs to do to live. Did you know that your brain sends more messages

everyday than all the phones in the world?

Now that is some texting!

 
March 15, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
shovel  
 

Did you know you can burn about 400 calories an hour shoveling snow?

If you shoveled yesterday, you might have burned even more than that!

Shoveling snow, taking a walk in the snow or sledding are all good ways

you can get exercise in the winter.

 
March 8, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
lettuce  
 

Last week we mentioned that it is National Nutrition Month.

Eat your vegetables is what you always hear!

Why not try corn, spinach or potatoes.

Popcorn without all that salt and butter counts, too.

I don’t have a joke about vegetable yet,

but if you know one would you lettuce know?

 
 
March 1, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
 fruit
 

March is National Nutrition Awareness Month.

It’s a month dedicated to reminding us to eat better foods such as

fruits and vegetables. You probably have a favorite fruit. Some of my favorites are

bananas, oranges, and pears.

 

What do you think King Kong's favorite fruit is? Ape-ricots!

 

What is yours?

 
 
February 22, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
 music
 

By now, we all know that February is Heart Month.

Eating right and exercising are just two things we have discussed you can do for your heart.

But did you know that listening to music can help your heart, too? Well it can!

Music can distract you from stress, it can soothe your mind and it can help up your game

when you exercise. So play that music, but not too loud, and exercise your way to health!

 
 
February 8, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
jumprope  

Did you know that there were over 100,000 people at the Super Bowl this year?

Did you know that is how many times your heart beats each day?

That’s a lot of work for your heart so you want to keep it healthy.

 

What can you do?

 
Drinking more water and less sugary drinks is just one thing each of us can do.
 
February 8, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
 brushteech
About teeth:
 
There is a saying:  Only Brush the Teeth You Want to Keep!
We are all born with a beautiful set of teeth to help us eat
our food. But if we don't clean them, they can get holes in 
them and they hurt.
So brush your teeth in the morning when you wake up and
again at night before you go to bed to keep you nice smile.
 
February 1, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
Heart Association  

Wow, it’s February already! February is Heart month.

All month we will talk about things you can do for your heart, like exercise.

Exercise helps your heart be strong as well as the rest of your body.

If you pick something you like to do, such as ice skating, it can be fun!

 

So every day,

In some way,

Get out and play,

For part of your day.

 
January 25, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
junk food  

Junk food isn’t actually made of garbage. People use the words

junk food to describe a food that isn’t good for you. These foods

have a lot of fat, sugar and salt, which you bod can easily get too

much of. Potato Chips, candy and soft drinks are kinds of junk

food. If you like these snack foods, the trick is to eat them in small

amounts and then be sure to eat healthy foods the rest of the day.

 
 
January 18, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
breakfast  
 

Why couldn’t the teddy bear eat his breakfast?

 

Because he was stuffed!

 

Well you don’t need to stuff yourself at breakfast but eating cereal,

fruit or breakfast bars are just a few ways to get yourself going each day.

Eating breakfast helps you do better in school by helping you concentrate,

do better on tests and have energy for PE class.

Running late some mornings? Just grab a piece of fruit and you will be good to go!

 
January 11, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
 streetsign
 

These next few days are great in that the temperature is going to be milder.

That means, maybe, meeting up with a friend and having some fun outside.

Remember, cars can’t always see you even though you can see them.

So, be safe and cross only at corners where cars will be expecting you.

 
January 4, 2017
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
 happynewyear

Happy New Year Chatham Park!

 

A new year can mean a healthier you

when you make some healthy changes.

Start with small changes,

such as having a healthy snack every afternoon.

Planning ahead is the key.

Have your snack ready at the end of the day,

such as having a piece of fruit on the kitchen counter

when you arrive home.

What a “Pearfect” idea!

 
December 21, 2016
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
 trumpet

In honor of all our music teachers and the start of winter, let’s have a joke.

Why did the boy keep his trumpet in the freezer?

 

Because he liked cool music.

 

Music is one of the joys of life that can make us laugh, sing or even cry. One of the

best things about music is that it can get us to exercise without even

knowing it by dancing. So put on some cool music and dance your heart to health!

 
 
December 14, 2016
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
sneezing  
 

Sharing is usually a nice thing to do but NOT if you are sharing your germs.

Remember when coughing or sneezing, cough into your arm or grab

a tissue and cough into that.

 

Just remember, if you need to, wash your hands and drown a germ.

 
 
December 7, 2016
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
hand washing  
 

This week is National Hand Washing Awareness Week.

I know that we have talked about this before but to prevent getting

germs that might make you sick there is nothing better than to WASH YOUR HANDS!

Just to make sure you know, washing your hands means using soap and

water and rubbing your hands together to get the germs off. So wash your

hands and drown a germ!

 
 
November 30, 2016
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
veggies  

I bet last week at Thanksgiving you noticed a lot of vegetables.

Sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and more I am sure.

Vegetables are good for you!

They are good as a snack too. Try carrot sticks or hummus dip.

They can really squash your hunger!

 
November 23, 2016
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
mittens  

Wow, it is getting cold outside!  How cold is it? Well it was so cold that when

the farmer milked his cows he got ice cream!

 

Winter is on its way and with that don’t forget to put away the shorts and

start wearing hats, coats and gloves. Your body will thank you!

 
November 16, 2016
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
About preventing infection:
bandages  
 
Clean your cuts!
When we play or anytime when we are working, we can 
accidentally get a cut or scrape open our skin. Your skin is
there to keep germs out of your body. So wash that cut with soap
and water and drown a germ!
 
November 9, 2016
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
 
seat belt  

Did you know at one time if you wanted seat belts in your car you

had to pay for them as an extra fee?  But then it was learned that

by wearing seat belts lives were saved.

 

Do you wear your seat belt when you ride in your car or truck? 

I hope you do, it just may save your life!

 
November 2, 2016
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
hand washing  
It is starting to get colder outside and with that most of us seem to get a cold.
That is because we tend to stay inside together and we spread our germs.
But you can help stop spreading germs by washing your hands.
Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to stay healthy.

Can you think of at least three times you should wash your hands?
Stay tuned for the answers in next week's Wednesday Wellness!
 
October 26, 2016
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:

October is Fire Prevention Month. A month dedicated to keeping everyone safe from fires.

firedog  

Stop, Drop and Roll! I think all of us know these words but just to be sure, let’s review.

How can you be safe if your clothes should catch on fire. DON’T RUN but stop and drop

to the floor to roll and put out the fire. Don’t stop until someone comes to help you.

Just remember those three words, STOP, DROP and ROLL.

  
October 19, 2016
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
skeleton  
 

In honor of our instrument teacher here today let’s have a

joke about music.

What is a skeleton’s favorite instrument? A trombone!

You probably don’t know it but today is World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day.

So what is so important about our bones? Well, they hold our

bodies up for one thing.

So, you want your bones to be as strong as they can be.

You can make your bones stronger by exercising and drinking milk.

So get out and move and don’t be a lazy bone!

 
October 5, 2016
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
crossatcorners  
 

If you saw more kids walking to school today, there may be a reason for it.

Today is National Walk to School Day to encourage physical fitness.

Remember, if you do walk or bike to school cross only at corners where

the cars are watching out for you!

Last week we talked about exercise as good for your heart and some of

you told the nurses that eating fruits is good for your heart, too! Thanks for that tip.

 
September 27, 2016
Your Wednesday Wellness tip of the week is:
heart  

Tomorrow, September 29th, is World Heart Day. This day helps us to

remember to take care of ourselves by taking care of our heart. Even kids

need to take care of their hearts and you probably already do, like exercising.

Can you think of another thing you do to care for your heart? Stop one of the

nurses in the hall and tell us what you do. We will mention some of them next

week when we are back for Wednesday Wellness.

 
 
September 21, 2016
 
Your Wednesday Wellness tip for the week is:
Helping Others  
 

Last week we talked about a man who helped our country by planting

many apple trees.  Did some of you know who that man was? If you guessed

Johnny Chapman or Johnny Appleseed, as he was nicknamed, then you were

correct. Helping others, as Johnny Appleseed did, has been proven that it makes

us feel better. We feel more comfortable and often less anxious. So, if you want

to feel well, then do good things!

 
September 14, 2016
 
Your Wednesday Wellness tip for the week is:
apple  

Did you know it takes energy from 50 leaves to

produce one apple?

That must be why they taste so good!

Apples are a fruit and we all need to eat several

fruits each day to help our bodies grow.

 

Did you also know there was a famous man who

planted apple trees all over Pennsylvania while

he traveled? Who was this famous man who has his birthday this month?

The answer will be revealed on next week’s Wednesday Wellness.

 

September 7, 2016

Your Wednesday Wellness tip for the week is:

sleep  
 

Welcome back to school, everyone!

When that clock alarm went off yesterday,

I realized how much I like to sleep.

But how much sleep do kids like us really need?

To do your best and be your healthiest,

kids need about 9-11 hours sleep.

So when bedtime rolls around, don’t fight it.

You’ll feel so much better in the morning!