If you have older or disabled neighbors, offer to help them with outside chores once in a while. If you walk to school and see an elderly neighbor's newspaper in the driveway on a rainy or snowy day, put it on the neighbor's front porch.
Check with people you know in your neighborhood and see if any of them would hire you to rake leaves, walk their dogs after school, weed a garden or sweep sidewalks or driveways.
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You can have your students advocate for healthier meals in the cafeteria. They can practice their writing skills as they write a letter to the principal or cafeteria manager asking for healthier selections.
Fall time: Help rake the leaves. Winter time: Bundle up and have fun in the snow. Go out and build a snowman or snow fort. Have a snowball fight with your family or friends. Try a winter sport like snowboarding or skiing.
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I am a fifth grade teacher and this school year I am really going to try to spread the spark to my students. One way I plan to do this is by posting a healthy tip each week. Things like - Walk 10K a day! or Drink 8 glasses of water daily. I'd love any suggestions you have. Obviously it would need to be simple (2 sentences at most) and something a fifth grader could do on their own. Thanks for your help!
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