Kids make choices all day long, and those choices are affected by how they feel physically and mentally.
The lessons in this unit teach kids that recharge is all about energy—and that your energy is a key influencer of healthy choices. You recharge your energy two ways:
Talk to your students about times when they feel tired. Ask students to show you with their bodies what it looks like to be tired. Ask them what kinds of things they choose to do when they are tired. Then switch gears and ask them to show you what their bodies look like when they are wide awake and full of energy. Ask them what kinds of things they choose to do when they are full of energy. Finally, ask them to show you what they feel like when they aren’t tired yet they aren’t full of energy. Can they tell the difference between the three?
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How Does Your Body Show its Energy Level?
Students show their energy level by either sitting on the floor (low), standing (in the middle), or standing with hands in the air (fully recharged).
First, students show what their energy level was after school the previous day, then they show their energy from the night before. Conclude by asking students to show their current energy level.
Energy Influences Choices
Explain that energy influences the choices we make each day. Invite students to talk about a time when their energy influenced a choice.
Check for understanding: Your _ _ _ _ _ influences your choices.
Observe Your Own EnergyLook back at the My Energy printable. Ask students to write or draw what they were doing when they checked their energy.
Time: 20 Minutes
Kids will learn about the "sleep zone," which is an environment conducive to sleep. When a sleep zone is paired with a bedtime routine, it will help kids recharge each night.See Unit