Heads Up

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Message from Form 2

The Form 2 boys are abuzz with “Healthy Happenings” in and out of the classroom. We continue our “Healthy Me” activities and are getting a solid understanding of how our actions, both positive and negative, can affect our well-being.

Gina Suva, our school nurse, taught us about germs and proper hand washing techniques. Ask your son about her magic light and how we saw pretend germs while using it. We also talked about the importance of getting enough rest. During our health and life skills program we tackled the idea of emotional health, the types of emotions we feel and how these feelings contribute to our overall sense of well-being. Many thanks to Dr. Richardson who showed us some amazing x-rays of the body and to Dr. Chow who taught us all about the heart and our circulatory system.

Here is a question for you. How are Dr. Richardson’s and Dr. Chow’s patients different? Your son will have the answer! We learned about the importance of protecting our skin and the boys created their own brand of sunscreen with protective powers. We also discussed how regular visits to the dentist help protect our teeth. Ask your son what teeth do and some of their different jobs. Thank you for sending in all of the wonderful, healthy recipes. Ms. Lingenfelter and I have enjoyed reading them. The boys will receive their personal cookbooks in the next week. Happy cooking and eating!

The 2F “At Home Reading Program” was sent home last week. As outlined in the introduction letter, please help your son to plan ahead when completing the three activities. A helpful hint is to organize three specific days in the agenda for him to complete a different activity. This way he will not be left scrambling to get them all done at the last minute and will be able to put his best effort forward. If your reading package becomes misplaced, please don’t hesitate to get a new one from me and if your son requires assistance in locating appropriate reading material, please contact Mrs. Love or me and we can arrange a library visit together.

Your son should be tired this evening after a wonderful, first visit to Norval. It was a great day of outdoor exploration and yummy apple tasting! Lastly, it was wonderful meeting with you all this past Monday at our parent-teacher settling in conferences.

Until next time …