Healthy Valentine's Day Contest
  • Have a Healthy Valentine's Day!

    Valentines

    Participate with your students to develop a fun and healthy Valentine's Day celebration! Enter by February 22 to win cool prizes for your classroom!


     
     
     
    Online Entry Form
     
     
    Here are a few healthy food ideas for your party:
    • Bring red fruits like strawberries, grapes, and apples to build kabobs
    • Provide red veggies like bell peppers and tomatoes with a low-fat yogurt dip
    • Add red fruits like strawberries and raspberries to sparkling water for a delicious and healthy drink
    • OR take the focus of the party away from food by having fun activities.  
     

    Questions? Email cjacobsen@greeleyschools.org 

  • 2018 First Place Winner: Lacey Zwirn at Monfort Elementary

     

    Give a brief description of your classroom celebration and the student involvement in the planning process:           

    Please be sure to see the attached Newsletter  (PDF)! All information included is in my newsletter that I also shared with my first grade families.
    ***First, we talked about what it meant to have a healthy party. We unanimously agreed to the guidelines. This was easy for my students as for the month of February, they are taking part in the 5210 Challenge and counting their steps each week. We decided on the theme, “Healthy Hearts”. I used SignUp Genius to contact my first grade families to inform them about the contest and ask for volunteers. Without them, the success of our party would not be possible! Our party began at 2 pm. Students set their place with grapes, a cup of water, and a cupcake. They opened Valentines, then in groups of three went through three stations at 10-15 minutes each. They enjoyed more healthy snacks at the end of the party, and worked together to put the classroom back in order. Our party went by so quickly, many were surprised the party was over!

    How were physical activity messages/tips incorporated?       

    Please see the attached newsletter (PDF).
    ***Each group took their turn dancing on the front classroom meeting rug. Here, the students got to sing Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes then checked their pulse. They decided how fast they needed to go in order to increase their heart rate. Some went slower, some went fast. The room was filled with giggles and smiles, from students and parents!

    How were nutrition messages/tips incorporated?    

    Please see the attached newsletter (PDF).
    ***A wonderful booklet with activities, messages, and fun pages was put together by my classroom volunteer, Renee. She made these booklets beforehand and had one ready for each student. The students worked together in this station with their leaders, then got to take the booklet home for more fun and activities!

    Give a brief description of your classroom celebration and the student involvement in the planning process:

    During a class meeting, I reminded my students we were participating in 5210 and asked how could we make our party healthy. They volunteered all the ideas (cheese and crackers, carrots and ranch, types of fruit and yogurt to dip it in). They also said we needed to have water. Finally they suggested we have a dance party on Go Noodle and I jokingly told them to tell their parents they had to dance too if they wanted to attend the party. First graders are pretty persistent so I bet we get parent participation in this!!       

    How were physical activity messages/tips incorporated?       

    Go Noodle is a fun easy way for them to get their exercise minutes in. Once I said physical activity they immediately suggested this. We do it most days so they already had ideas about which ones to do at the party.

    How were nutrition messages/tips incorporated?    

    We discussed what 5210 meant and why it was important. We discussed what we could do to meet that goal.

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