Teach kids to think about how much sleep they get each night. Kids will learn how much sleep they need.
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.
Ask kids if they have pets; for those who do, ask them to think about and share with a partner what they know about their pet's sleep habits.
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Sleep Habits of Animals
Can your students correctly answer the true and false questions about animal sleep from the slideshow?
Sleep Habits for Kids
Tell students their body needs 9–12 hours of sleep each night for energy and growth. To know how many hours you sleep, count the number of hours between the time you go to bed at night and the time you wake up in the morning.
Check for understanding: Did you get enough sleep last night?
Calculate Your Sleep
Students calculate their sleep hours with the Sleep Calculator printable.
Guide students to identify the time they need to go to bed to get 9-12 of hours of sleep.
Encourage students to set an alarm or write themselves a note so they know what time to go to bed to be fully recharged for the next day.
Today we learned exactly how much sleep we should get each night. Next, we will learn how bedtime routines can impact our sleep.
Time: 20 Minutes
Introduce healthy bedtime routines to kids. Part of this routine is creating a sleep zone. Kids will connect sleep zones with bedtime routines.See Unit
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