I'm sure you have heard about this week's focus on Mental Health here at the school.
In Grade 5 we are attending to different habits that can promote personal awareness throughout our lives and strategies that can help us when we are feeling worried, stressed or think our problems are too big for us to handle.
Active Living- 1 hour of exercise per day is recommended for people ages 6-17
- Exercise increased blood flow
- Blood delivers oxygen to your brain
- Increased energy and endorphins boost your mood and memory
- Socialize with Friends and Family
4.5 hours is the approximate average number of hours a US high school student spends with friends and family on a weekday.
- Socializing can improve your memory
- You can gain new knowledge by talking to others
- Socializing reduces stress
- You exercise critical thinking skills when talking to others
2. Sleep to Keep Your Brain Sharp
9 - 11 is the hours of sleep the National Sleep Foundation recommends for people aged 6 - 13
- Your brain processes information as you sleep
- Memories are formed during the REM stage of the sleep cycle
- Getting a good night's sleep makes you alert the next day
This information (in the coloured text)
has been quoted directly from the book:
“Chapter 1 - 3.” 12 Tips to Maintain Brain Health, by Maddie Spalding, 12-Story Library, 2017.
We will continue to emphasize different habits and ideas during our discussions this week.
Thursday we will be talking about the healing properties of humour and have planned a fun Throw-back Thursday connection.
Your child needs to bring a childhood picture that brings back some fun and happy memories.
If you need to send a digital photo please send it to me in response to this email.
Tomorrow is Hats on For Mental Health so students should plan to wear a hat if they like.