Once a month, I teach a lesson on nutrition. Amy Kaiser, our cafeteria supervisor has supplied us with a plethora of material from the Department of Agriculture, including workbooks for our kindergartners, posters, videos, and many enriching activities. Be sure to ask your child about “Try it Tuesday.” This is where Amy introduces an unusual food, into another food, to get students to try different nutritional choices. It’s always fun to hear what they have experienced on Tuesdays!
I came across this interesting “tidbit” that I want to share. Do you know how much reading matters? A child who reads 20 minutes per day is exposed to 1.8 million words per year and scores in the 90th percentile on standardized tests. A child who reads 5 minutes per day is exposed to 282,000 words per year and scores in the 50th percentile on standardized tests. A child who reads 1 minute per day is exposed to 8,000 words per year and scores in the 10th percentile on standardized tests. So take that FORTNITE! Keep reading! God Bless!