Examine sleep habits with kids to explore how energy levels are connected to sleep.
Recharge influences healthy choices. Recharge is all about your energy! fit presents different ways to recharge and get energy:
The amount of sleep recommended by different organizations varies; however for school-age children, most recommend 9–12 hours of sleep each night. This week's topic will introduce students to the sleep zone, an environment conducive to sleep. Paired with a bedtime routine, a sleep zone will help your students recharge each night.
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Recharging Energy LevelsAsk students to show their energy level by either sitting on the floor (low), standing (in the middle), or standing with their hands in the air (fully recharged) as depicted on the slideshow.
Importance of Sleep
Explain that getting enough sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Not enough sleep means you are likely to:
Establish Healthy Sleep HabitsStudents are to write down the time they go to bed tonight, then write down the time they wake up tomorrow morning on a piece of paper. Bring the paper to school tomorrow.
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