Help Us to Health!
Teachers Utilizing Resources to Help Children
Importance of Physical Exercise
"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity."- John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States ("The Role of Sport"). When we send our children to school, we expect them to learn skills needed to live a successful life. Not only do children need to learn the basics, but also school children need to learn about health and wellness. If children learn why it is important to live a healthy life, they can and are more likely to become healthy adults. "Children who are physically active, in particular through involvement in sport, are more likely to stay active into their teen years and adulthood than are children who do not play sport" ("The Role of Sport"). Learning about health and wellness promotes exercise, decreases health concerns, and may elongates ones life. Who wouldn't want that?
How to Help Kids to Health!
Teachers are using cites like DonorsChoose.org to raise enough funds to receive needed classroom supplies. Classroom teachers submit a project that needs funding on the cite. Donations can be provided by anyone! Once the project reaches its funding price, DonorsChoose.org provides the classroom with the needed supplies! You, yes you, can donate to a class project. Any amount is accepted! Follow the links to discover projects you can help with today!
What Can You Do?
Many teachers are trying to incorporate movement in their classroom or are in need to supplies to properly teach the children about health and wellness. For example, Mrs. Kerr's classroom is trying to learn that"...exercise on our bodies is very important, especially for middle school students" (Kerr). To help them to health, Mrs. Kerr is in need of pedometers and heart rate monitors. She is using the supplies to reach state education objectives in Utah.
Kerr. "Healthy Hearts, Healthy Minds." DonorsChoose.org. DonorsChoose.org, 2014. Web. 14 July 2014.
"The Role of Sport in Promoting Health and Wellness." TrueSport. U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, 2014. Web. 10 July 2014.