Aroha Syndicate enjoyed showing the Fruit in Schools team what they have learned about eating healthily. They loved showing our visitors how much they like eating fruit!
We were all sitting eating our morning tea! Our lunch boxes were still pretty full. Mrs de Koning said, “What a lot of lovely, healthy lunches. Let me take some photos!”
We remembered we are a ‘water’ school. We all bring a drink of water to school, and can keep it in class to have a sip when we are thirsty if we like.
We like to eat sandwiches, wraps, rice, noodles. We like vegetable sticks like cucumber, celery and carrot. We like raisins, nuts and cheese cubes. We like a muffin or a cookie – but just one! We like a boiled egg or sushi. We like some fruit too.
Mrs de Koning reminded us we should try to not have too many prepackaged items like chips, crackers or biscuits.
We are very good at remembering we do not have fruit straps or nuggets as they are treat foods. We can eat them at home!
Recently Mrs O”Grady took her group of students aside for Oral Story Writing. Our focus was on Healthy Lunches. Everyone in the group collected their lunch box from their school bags. then they opened them to see what yummy healthy food their family/whanau had given them.
We looked at everything in our lunch boxes and talked about what was in there. We liked the fruit – can you see our bananas and apples? We liked the vegetable – can you see the carrots and celery?
We liked the sandwiches and talked about our favourite fillings.
We talked about which things were treats and which things we should have every day. We talked about making choices that are healthy because they are low on salt and low on fats and sugar.It is a tricky thing to know, so we rely on our family/whanau to help us with this.
After we did a lot of talking together we went into the classroom and decided on the sentences we wanted to write to make up our shared story. Mrs O’Grady wrote the story for us as we told her our ideas. We had to speak in full sentences and use some of our descriptive words to make it sound really interesting.
Afterwards we all read our story together. We often share with another group, or even the whole class to show that we can write a story together and then read it back too!
Jump Jam is a fun way to get fit and keep active. We love to exercise to music. Most days at 12.10 our two classrooms walk outside to do some vigorous exercise for 5 or 10 minutes! We find a space on the concrete area outside Room 2 and crank up the volume!
Mrs de Koning leads and Mrs O’Grady participates too. Our favourite songs to move to are:
Keep On Moving
Who Let the Dogs Out
The Candy Man AND
The Coconut Song……..
Each day we decide on 2 to do. Usually the teachers choose someone sensible to say which song they would like to sing and dance to.
It is a fun way to keep fit!