Health

Nutrition Day 7: Vitamins & Minerals

Nutrition Day 7: Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamins & Mineral This is our last day of our Nutrition unit study.  We studied vitamins and minerals and how they are good for our bodies. Read: Vitamins and Minerals by Angela Royston A Beka Grade 2 Enjoying God’s World Science Lesson 4-5 Good and Nutrition For Every Kid by Janice VanCleave Chapters 5-6 Discuss: Minerals help us build strong bones and teeth. Some good mineral foods are milk, fish, eggs, and lettuce....

Read More

Nutrition Day 6: Protein Foods

Nutrition Day 6: Protein Foods

Protein Foods Today we learned what protein foods are and that they are good for our muscles. Read: A Beka Grade 2 Enjoying God’s World Science Lesson 3 Good and Nutrition For Every Kid by Janice VanCleave Chapter 4 Discuss: Protein foods are body builders and help give up strong muscles. Some good protein foods are meat, fish, milk, eggs, nuts, beans and cheese. We need to eat protein foods everyday because our bodies can’t...

Read More

Nutrition Day 5: Energy Foods

Nutrition Day 5: Energy Foods

Energy Foods Today we are learning about energy foods.  We did some science experiments today which J loved. Read: Striking a Healthy Balance by Kristin Petrie A Beka Grade 2 Enjoying God’s World Science Lesson 2   Good and Nutrition For Every Kid by Janice VanCleave Chapters 2-3 that was chapter 2’s experiment and here is chapter 3’s experiment. Discuss: Our bodies are always using energy. When we breathe,...

Read More

Nutrition Day 4: Table Manners

Nutrition Day 4: Table Manners

Table Manner Today we reviewed our table manners.  J has been slacking in this department and we thought it was a good idea to start teaching T also. Read: A Beka Grade 2 Health, Safety, & Manners Lesson 6 How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? Manners at the Table Mind Your Manners! Discuss: Table Manners Wait for food to be passes to you. Do not reach across the table. Say “please” and “thank you” when you need and want...

Read More

Nutrition Day 3: Healthy Meals

Nutrition Day 3: Healthy Meals

Healthy Meals Today we studied what healthy meals are and that we need to eat some of each food group everyday. Read: A Beka Grade 2 Health, Safety, & Manners Lesson 4-5 Discuss: Breakfast -dairy, protein, fruit, grain Lunch -dairy, protein, vegetable, grain Dinner -dairy, protein, vegetable or fruit, grain Comprehension Questions: What is an example of a good breakfast? What is an example of a good lunch? What is an example of a good...

Read More

Nutrition Day 2: Milk & Water

Nutrition Day 2: Milk & Water

Milk & Water Today we learned that water and milk are very good for our bodies.  We made a drinking chart and decorated a water bottle. Read: Journey of a Glass of Milk by Johm Malam A Beka Grade 2 Health, Safety, & Manners Lesson 3 Good and Nutrition For Every Kid by Janice VanCleave Chapters 1 & 22-23 Discuss: Milk is good for our bodies because it has calcium for our bones and teeth, it has vitamins and protein to help...

Read More

Nutrition Day 1: Food Groups

Nutrition Day 1: Food Groups

Food Groups Today was learned what the 5 food groups are and had fun making a 3-D food pyramid. Read: The Food Pyramid by Christine Taylor-Butler A Beka Grade 2 Health, Safety, & Manners Lesson 2 Good and Nutrition For Every Kid by Janice VanCleave Chapters 7-8 Discuss: Food Groups Dairy -2-3 servings Protein -2-3 servings Vegetables -2-3 servings Fruits -2-3 servings Grains -6-11 servings Fats & Oils -choose...

Read More

Nutrition Unit Study

Nutrition Unit Study

In this unit study we learned about nutrition, healthy meals, and the food pyramid.  We had fun with some experiments, crafts, and literature.  I did this unit with my 2nd grader and would recommend it for kindergarten through 3rd grade. Nutrition Unit Study Day 1: Food Groups Day 2: Milk & Water Day 3: Healthy Meals Day 4: Table Manners Day 5: Energy Foods Day 6: Protein Foods Day 7: Vitamins & Minerals Nutrition Book List Lesson...

Read More

Dental Care Day 3: Dental Care

Dental Care Day 3: Dental Care

Today is our last day of our Dental Care unit study.  We did a couple of experiments and learned how to brush and floss properly.  Both the boys and I actually learned a lot during this unit study.  I will defiantly be brushing after I drink my soda now! Dental Care Read: Brushing Teeth by Mari Schuh Flossing Teeth by Mari Schuh At the Dentistby Mari Schuh  Discuss: It is important to brush and floss your teeth every day, and visit a...

Read More

Dental Care Day 2: Types of Teeth

Dental Care Day 2: Types of Teeth

For our second day of our Dental Care unit study we learned about the types of teeth that we have.  We made a teeth model, looked at J’s baby book to see when he got his teeth, and did some tooth fairy math.  We also saw J’s first tooth that he lost when we got out his baby book. Types of Teeth Read: All About Teeth by Mari Schuh Snacks for Healthy Teeth by Mari Schuh  Discuss: Humans have 20 baby teeth and then at age 6 or 7...

Read More