The Rocket Report

Your Guide to Connecting Wellness into Your Home

Star Power Word of the Month: Compliment

In many classrooms students give each other compliments in an activity called a Compliment Circle. Each student has the opportunity to give and receive a compliment; many times focusing on kindness traits and good deeds instead of characteristics such as clothes or physical attributes. Practicing giving sincere compliments at home is a great way to allow family members to take the time to recognize each other's strengths and focus on the positive impact each person has on the family. Compliments can be given during meal times as a weekly routine or during a holiday or birthday celebration as a new tradition. The more specific and sincere the compliment, the greater the impact!

Kids Heart Challenge Week of February 3rd- 7th

Next month, Reynolds School is proud to host our 3rd Kids Heart Challenge Week in partnership with the American Heart Association. During this week, your child will participate in jump roping and jumping activities during their regular P.E. class time. Please remember to wear red and bring sneakers. If you would like to donate, please click on the following link. All donations are greatly appreciated and will go towards heart disease research and education.

Star Power Pose of the Month- Upward Dog

The upward dog pose goes along with the word of the month, which is compliment. This pose improves posture while stretching the chest, shoulders, and abdomen. Try this pose with your child and give each other a compliment while doing it!

Fighting Cold and Flu Season

Happy New Year! The cold and flu season is here. Here are some tips that can help fight the flu and or cold and keep us healthy.

  1. Drink lots of water and stay hydrated.

  2. Make sure you have an adequate amount of sleep 8-10 hours is recommended.

  3. Gargle on warm salty water if you have a sore throat, honey is recommended, and lemon is also encouraged.

  4. Sip warm liquids, tea’s are recommended; ginger, ginseng and green tea’s work best.

  5. Wear warm clothing, layer if possible. Hats and gloves are to be worn to keep your head and hands warm.

  6. Eat oranges and tomatoes that are high in vitamin C and are immune busters.

  7. Blueberries, Wild Salmon, and Dark chocolate all aide in reducing cold symptoms as well as aiding in preventing the common cold.

  8. Wash your hands!!!

  9. Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing! You always want to protect yourself as well as others!!!

  10. Take your vitamins!!

Stay warm and healthy! Enjoy the winter!

Ailish Fillis CSN