Keep Food Safe!
Food borne illnesses, sometimes known as food poisoning, are more common than they should be. Most food poisoning cases occur because the chef did not take proper care of the food and utensils they were using to cook with. It is important to keep food at certain temperatures to make sure too many bacteria don't grow. When people eat food with too many bacteria, we can experience some not-so-pleasant symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea.
Please visit Food Detectives Fight BAC! to learn about food safety. You'll learn some interesting facts about how to keep your food (and you) safe when cooking. Solve the four cases and then create a certificate of completion.
Print your certificate and bring it to Health class on our next day of school.
If you don't have a printer, you can take a screen shot or photo of your certificate and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not able to access the Food Detectives Fight BAC! site to play the games, please complete both sides of the Food Safety paper that can be found in your Blizzard Bag.
Printed completion certificate
Emailed photo of certificate
Food Safety paper from your Blizzard Bag
Get Some Sleep!
Did you know kids your age should be getting 10-11 hours of sleep each night?? Unfortunately most kids do not get enough sleep. Being tired can result in poor behavior, grumpy moods, decreased appetite, low energy levels, low attention levels, and low motivation. Sleep recharges our batteries and gets us ready to conquor the day!
There are many factors that can influence our sleep, either in a positive way or a negative way.
Some negative sleep factors include...
- Not getting enough physical activity
- Not eating well
- Screen time within two hours of going to bed
- Drinks with caffeine
- Pets in your room
- Too hot or too cold temperatures
Try some of these to help you sleep better and longer!
- Exercise for at least 60 minutes every day!
- Go to bed and get up at the same times each day, even on the weekends.
- Eat a well balanced diet
- No screen time within two hours of going to bed.
- Read before going to bed.
- Make sure to have enough PJs and blankets to make a comfortable temperature.
- Open a window for some fresh air
Please read this article about sleep. You can also choose to listen to the article by clicking on the microphone at the top of the article. Then, take a minute to play this quick Time for Bed! game to learn some facts about sleeping.
Now, please answer the below questions about sleep. You may answer them in an email to me at email@example.com, or complete this Sleep! paper that can be found in your Blizzard Bag.
How did you sleep last night?
If you slept great, why do you think you slept so well?
If you slept poorly, why do you think you didn't sleep so well?
What is one change you can do do help yourself sleep better and longer on a more regular basis?
Why is sleep so important?
Good night! ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Email answers to the above sleep questions
Get Some Sleep! paper from Blizzard Bag