Grade 2 students, empowered by their “Building a Better Me” SuperUnit, are not just mastering personal goal-setting and healthy living but are spreading their newfound knowledge and impacting peers beyond their grade level!
What’s important about me? How can I take care of my mind and body? How can my choices help me improve myself? Those are just some of the questions that students in Grade 2 asked themselves during the first quarter as part of their “Building a Better Me” SuperUnit.
Time to Explore
As with all of the four SuperUnits that make up the school year for our Elementary School students, “Building a Better Me” ran for the entire quarter, providing our students the time to dive deep, exploring a theme from multiple angles.
This time, the vibrant mix of interactive learning and real-world experiences included a visit from a local dentist, an excursion to a meditation center, and an opportunity to share healthy tips during the Health and Wellness Fair with Grade 1 as their audience!
Even days before dentist Dr. Philippe Guettier was scheduled to come and teach the students about dental hygiene, students compiled a list of questions and reflected on what they already knew.
“When you have a wiggly tooth, it will come off sooner or later. When you lose a tooth, a fairy will come to take it,” one student shared. And many students were curious about why we have to brush our teeth at all.
In addition to addressing our curious students' questions, Dr. Guettier invited students up to practice proper tooth-brushing techniques.
A Sound Mind and Body
As part of the SuperUnit, Grade 2 also went on a mini-wellness retreat to practice yoga, meditation, and mindfulness (also pictured in the cover image). Besides exposing students to a world outside of the school, off-campus excursions let students build on classroom instruction and let them put into practice what they are learning.
A Community of Wellness
As part of all of this wonderful learning about how to “Build a Better Me,” Grade 2 students hosted a Health and Wellness Fair for Grade 1, to present what they'd learned. With yet another opportunity to solidify their knowledge, Grade 2 also nurtured their skills in public speaking and, perhaps most importantly, discovered the joy of fostering a community of wellness!