Move More Kids / Let's Go WEEK 10

Stress

·       How You and Your Kids Can Destress During Coronovirus
If you are feeling stress about the COVID-19 pandemic, your brain isn’t misfiring. Stress is a normal, healthy biological response to perceived threats and challenges. It’s a response that gets us ready to act — to protect ourselves and our loved ones. But too much stress can hijack our ability to reason through a situation; it can put us in fight, flight or freeze mode even if that’s not a helpful reaction. And as much as possible, we want to be responsive instead of reactive.

·       Quick Connection Cards from Sanford Harmony

These cards contain ideas for brief discussions and activities that provide peers with opportunities to share, think, collaborate, and have fun together. In this printer-friendly deck you will find:

o   Quick Conversation Cards Discussion questions that allow students to get to know one another.  

o   Quick Collaboration Cards Ideas for fun activities that promote joint problem solving and cooperation.

o   Quick Community Builders Enjoyable activities designed to bring students in the classroom together to work and play as a team

Sleep

·       Sleep Tip: Take advantage of morning sunlight!

·       One of the best ways to keep your circadian rhythms in sync and your sleep schedule on track is to get sun exposure in the morning. A strong body of research shows that morning exposure to natural light is linked to better sleep, and lower levels of depression and stress. This is true year-round, but it’s never easier to get consistent exposure to morning sunlight than during the summer months.

·       Are you a fan of sleeping under the stars?

Sleeping in nature, and away from all the sleep-disrupting artificial light exposure and stimulation of everyday life, turns out to have some pretty potent benefits for sleep. Scientists at the University of Colorado, Boulder have spent several years studying the effects of camping on sleep and circadian rhythms. Their research has found that as little as a weekend’s worth of camping—with only sunlight and firelight for light sources—can reset circadian rhythms to their natural cycle and elevate melatonin production. That’s going to help you sleep better, able to fall asleep earlier, get more sleep, and wake feeling more rested. It will also improve how you function and feel during the day.

 

Nutrition

·       SNAP-Ed classes for June

Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/Virtual-Class-Enrollment-Form

 

·       Homebound Hacks: A Guide to Cooped-Up Cooking

In the past 30 days, searches for freezer meal prep have increased 130%, searches for the best non-perishable foods have increased 50%, and interest in easy baked chicken recipes is up 50% in Google Trends — not to mention people are also searching for information about how to make their food last even longer.

o   How to Cook Dried Beans the Traditional Way

o   How To Defrost Meat Safely

o   How To Freeze Bread the Right Way

 

 

Fitness/Physical Activity

·       Club 262

We will have a new summer challenge starting next week on June 8th! Club 262 is part of the 100 Mile Club’s summer programming. The idea is to walk or run a marathon (26.2 miles) from June 8th to July 31st. Registration is completely free, but we do ask that students register by having parents email kleblanc@rfgh.net. This will allow us to get a mailing address for prizes and to track data for summer participation and miles earned.

·       30 Activities to Kick-off Summer - Stay Well and #PlayToday

The Genius of Play is here to remind you and families everywhere how important play is! As kids transition from distance learning to summer, The Genius of Play thought you could use some help keeping them busy with fun things to do and created an entire calendar with activities and games for every day of the month!

 

Screentime

·       Screen Free Week

Screenfree.org has many different resources and ideas for spending time away from screens with no supervision, minimal supervision, or together as a family. See the ‘screen-free’ attachments for just 2 examples from the site.

·       Teaching Sustainability

This page gives you ideas for how to teach children to be more resourceful, less wasteful and more environmentally-aware (and wildly creative to boot).

 

Best,

 

Carolyn & Kristie

 

 

Carolyn Courtney, MBA

Physical Activity/Nutrition Coordinator

Somerset Public Health

20 Madison Avenue

Skowhegan, ME 04976

Cell: 207-660-3150

207.858.8465

Fax 207.474.9349

 

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