Examine sleep habits with kids to explore how energy levels are connected to sleep.
Recharge is your energy. It influences the choices you make. fit presents different ways to recharge and get energy:
This unit introduces students to the importance of getting enough sleep. They will learn about how to establish or improve their bedtime routines and how to create their own sleep zone—an environment conducive to sleep.
Ask kids to turn and talk to a partner about how they feel when they wake up in the morning. Do they want to keep sleeping? Are they ready for the day? At what point during the day do they notice themselves feeling tired?
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Recharging Energy Levels
Ask 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.
Keep a count of the students in each energy level category to compare with Lesson 5 when they repeat the activity.
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:
Check for understanding: Your body and brain need _ _ _ _ _ to help make healthy choices throughout the day.
Establish Healthy Sleep Habits
Students 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. Be sure to count the number of hours between the two numbers. Bring the paper to school tomorrow.
Today we examined our sleep habits. Next, we will learn how many hours of sleep our bodies need.
Time: 20 Minutes