Why breakfast is important: From www.livestrong.com:
Kids who fuel up in the morning with a breakfast high in carbohydrates and protein before heading off to school gain many benefits, both mental and physical. These benefits not only last throughout the school day, but also can contribute to overall health and school performance over the long term. According to the Healthy Children website, about 8 to 12 percent of school-age children skip breakfast entirely, and among adolescents, this rate is even higher, reaching up to 30 percent.
Kids who eat breakfast have better concentration during school hours than kids who skip the morning meal. Eating breakfast every day can even improve your mental performance and math scores, according to a study in the August 2013 issue of "Frontiers in Human Neuroscience." According to pediatrician Dr. William Sears, children who eat breakfast also participate more in class discussions, are better able to handle complex problems in class and get better grades. In particular, a breakfast meal containing a balance of protein and complex carbohydrates boosts school performance for the remainder of the day.
REFLECT AND ASK QUESTIONS:
Here is their Padlet page:
These lucky pupils have shown that they have really tidy, well-formed handwriting and are able to write well with pen - this means that they have been 'granted' a pen licence (made on the OfficeMax School Supplies website) and have received a free congratulatory pen from OfficeMax School Supplies!
These "pen pushers" may use pen to write in all of their books (except maths) - well done, keep up the great style!!
Team Kahu is off to a great start for the year, being the winners of Mr McKenzie's Values Awards for the second week running - what great senior role-models we have in Team Kahu!
Sophie and Chloe won their certificates and pencils for showing respect for others and their property by tidying up all the lost property that had blown off the rack earlier this week when it got windy. They did it without anyone asking them to...great initiative ladies!
Today is the first day for our inquiry programme, which we are calling "On Track!" - we spend all day Friday (after Bible in School and our weekly reviews, and before Celebration Time) working on our inquiry for this term.
Our focus question this term is health based - What makes me a healthy person?
Today we have been carrying out some starter tasks to get us thinking and questioning about different aspects of being healthy...
Naming some of the major bones in our skeletons and writing questions about bones...
Using the information from the food diary we have kept this week to see if we are eating a balance of the five main food groups...
Creating a 'brain hat' to show us the different areas of the brain and what those areas help control...
Seeing if we can identify and name and locate different organs of the body...
Testing out our heart rates when we carry out some different activities (using an app that calculates our beats per minute for us).
We've also been thinking about how to do hand washing and why we need to do it...here's one of the videos we've made...
Manaakitanga - Respect is our school's focus value for Term One - today we discussed what we believe respect means and when we might use it or how we might show respect (at all times and in all places!)
We watched this video about respect and carried out some role-plays of different situations in which we might show respect.
At Edendale Primary School we are...confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.