CLASSROOM – Breakfast
We all know how important breakfast is to a classroom. It’s the first meal of the day, and it fuels us after a night of rest – and fasting. Students perform better on a full stomach than they do on an empty one, and during Better Breakfast Month, the classroom aims to provide tools and resources to better help students to a healthy breakfast.
While many students eat a balanced breakfast at home, not all do. And though schools all around the country offer breakfast to their students, some schools still only offer lunch. That means some students go at least 18 hours without a meal and some go even longer. An empty stomach is distracting enough, but it also causes fatigue, poor concentration, and more. It’s difficult to learn when you’re hungry. Fueling students with a nutritious breakfast also fuels their education. This week, the classroom offers teacher resources and a project that not only gets schools thinking about a healthy breakfast but their students, too.
HOW TO OBSERVE in the CLASSROOM – Breakfast
Download and print this week’s projects and give your students the opportunity to explore a better breakfast. You can also follow the suggestions below to help your students explore the days in their own way. It might surprise you what they discover! We’re often surprised by our own discoveries!
Celebrate Every Day in the Classroom by:
1. Asking a question Classrooabout the day or observance and finding the answer.
2. Exploring the subject further. Whether you read a book, interview an expert, watch a documentary, or run an experiment, there is always more to learn about the observance.
3. Writing about the day or observance. You can write about what you learned or what the day means to you.
4. Telling someone about the day. You might be sharing information that is helpful to someone. Or, you might brighten someone’s day.
5. Solving a problem. Many observances discuss issues around the world that need fixing. How would you fix it?
6. Being creative. Draw, paint, build, design, bake, create your idea of what the observance means.
Of course, as always, sharing on social media isn’t required; learning is. But if you do, please use #NDCClassroom to share on social media.
THIS WEEK’S PROJECTS
Not only does the classroom continue to offer the Celebration Challenge, but we also offer several ways to involve your students in building a better breakfast – quickly!
- Celebration Challenge – Week 26 – September 13-17, 2021
- Better Breakfast Combos for Students – Download, print and cut along the center line to create lists to send home with your students.
- Better Breakfast Combos for Me – Download, print and cut along the center line. Have students create their own list of better breakfasts.
- Visit Action For Kids to find terrific resources for Breakfast in the Classroom.
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