Teach kids to think about how much sleep they get each night. Kids will learn how much sleep they need.
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 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's sleep habits from the slideshow?
Sleep Habits for Kids
Tell students their body needs 9–12 hours of sleep each night for energy and growth. Below are the minimum and maximum hours of sleep for different age groups as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics:
As a class, talk about what time the kids need to go to bed to meet their sleep requirements. The kids can then create a diagram with the Sleep Calculator, where they count the number of hours between the time they go to bed at night and the time they wake up in the morning.
Check for understanding: What time will you need to go to bed tonight to get enough sleep?
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
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