The grades 1-2 classes were learning about the Canada Food Guide, and they did a sorting food activity of “Healthy Foods to Eat” and “Sometimes Food to Eat”.
Ms. Abdirizak’s FDK students planted corn, and three types of flowers in their water table a few weeks ago and today we saw a few of the plants sprouting. How exciting!
Our Eco Team has been very busy this year going around to classes giving presentations and putting up new posters on what is recyclable, compost and garbage. They are also weighing the garbage after lunch and recording the data for future presentations. During Nutrition month we sent home a letter to our community encouraging all students to participate in “Litterless Lunch Fridays”. The ECO Team noticed less waste and more colourful, healthier options were in students’ lunches. Keep up the great work to healthier eating habits and protecting our planet. During Nutrition Month we had “Litter-less Fridays
Mrs. Battiston’s FDK class have been growing radishes, basil, beans, grass and flowers all school year in their classroom. They will soon be transplanting the plants to the outdoor garden.
We have a Milk Program at our school where parents can order 2% or chocolate milk for their child(ren) each day for lunch.
During the month of March we had “Coloured Healthy Snack of the Week”. Each week a different coloured fruit and vegetable was sampled for the entire school, and each class tallied who brought in a healthy snack. Teachers noticed more fruits and vegetables were being consumed for snack this month. Happy Snacking!
The Healthy Schools Committee have a bulletin board outside the breakfast/snack room, where they would put up information about healthy eating, exercising, proper hygiene, and ways to stay healthy.
Our grade 7/8 students who participated in the You’re the Chef program last year became our Chef Ambassadors this year. They had the opportunity to teach our grade 3 students the importance of healthy eating and put their kitchen skills and knowledge, and teach the grade 3 students how to make simple, healthy and tasty recipes.
At Woodbridge Public School we offer a breakfast program to our students. We offer three items from the Canada Food Guide – a protein (like 2% milk, cheese, or turkey), a fruit/vegetable and a grain item (like whole wheat pancakes, bagels, English muffins, or tortillas). By providing a nutritious breakfast it gives our students a healthy start each and everyday
On March 1st at 2:30pm our School participated in The Big Crunch for the first time. Our Healthy School Committee washed and delivered a basket of apples to each class, and then an announcement was made, and a countdown was done. The entire school took a bite at the same time. Our staff and students were so excited to participate and some students tasted an apple for the very first time and enjoyed it.
Our school freshly painted new tarmac games for our students to play. So our Healthy Schools Committee has been learning the tarmac games. They have made videos on how to play these games. We have been showing the school at monthly assemblies the videos and informing the students and staff of upcoming events and activities. We also have our Healthy Schools Committee participate in the “PLAY Program” at recess and on Tuesday and Thursday a selected group of students go to the kindergarten pens to teach the kindergarten students new games too. Our Health School Committee is very eager to run these activities at recess and the students are excited to try and play new games.