Week of 5/11, Lesson 6: Review of Bike Safety: Please read, and then watch the bike safety video.  Enjoy your bike this week!

Send me a picture of you riding your bike (or scooter, roller skates/blades) safely.

It’s a beautiful day — what could be more perfect than a bike ride? But wait! Before you pull your bike out of the garage, let’s find out how to stay safe on two wheels.

Why Is Bike Safety So Important?

Bike riding is a lot of fun, but accidents happen. Every year, lots of kids need to see their doctor or go to the emergency room because of bike injuries.

Why Should Kids Wear a Bike Helmet?

Wearing a helmet that fits well every time you’re on a bike helps protect your face, head, and brain if you fall down. That’s why it’s so important to wear your bike helmet whenever you are on a bike.

Bike helmets are so important that the U.S. government has created safety rules for them. Your helmet should have a sticker that says it meets the rules set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). If your helmet doesn’t have a CPSC sticker, ask your mom or dad to get you one that does.

Wear a bike helmet every time you ride, even if you’re going for a short ride. And follow these rules:

  • Make sure your bike helmet fits you well.
  • Always wear your helmet the right way so it will protect you: Make sure it covers your forehead and don’t let it tip back. Always fasten the straps.
  • Don’t wear a hat under your helmet.
  • Take care of your helmet and don’t throw it around. If it’s damaged, it won’t protect you as well when you need it.
  • Get a new helmet if you fall while you’re on your bike and hit your head.
  • Put reflective stickers on your helmet so drivers can see you better.

What’s the Right Bike for Me?

Riding a bike that is the right size for you helps to keep you safe.

To check the size:

  • When you are on your bicycle, stand straddling the top bar of your bike so that both feet are flat on the ground.
  • There should be 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.6 centimeters) of space between you and the top bar.

Making a safety checklist is important. Ask your mom or dad for help:

  • Make sure your seat, handlebars, and wheels fit tightly.
  • Check and oil your chain regularly.
  • Check your brakes to be sure they work well and aren’t sticking.
  • Check your tires to make sure they have enough air and the right amount of tire pressure.

What Should I Wear When I Ride My Bike?

Wearing bright clothes and putting reflectors on your bike also can help you stay safe. It helps other people on the road see you. And if they see you, that means they’re less likely to run into you.

You’ll also want to make sure that nothing will get caught in your bike chain, such as loose pant legs, backpack straps, or shoelaces.

Wear the right shoes — sneakers — when you bike. Sandals, flip-flops, shoes with heels, and cleats won’t help you grip the pedals. And never go riding barefoot!

Riding gloves may help you grip the handlebars — and make you look like a professional!

Don’t wear headphones because the music can distract you from noises around you, such as a car blowing its horn so you can get out of the way.

Where Is it Safe to Ride My Bike?

You need to check with your mom and dad about:

  • where you’re allowed to ride your bike
  • how far you’re allowed to go
  • whether you should ride on the sidewalk or in the street. Kids younger than 10 years should ride on the sidewalk and avoid the street.
  • common things that can get in the way like rocks, children or pets, big puddles

No matter where you ride, daytime riding is the safest. So try to avoid riding your bike at dusk and later.

And always keep an eye out for cars and trucks. Even if you’re just riding on the sidewalk, a car may pull out of its driveway into the path of your bike. If you’re crossing a busy road, walk your bike across the street.

What Road Rules Should I Know?

If you’re allowed to ride on the street, follow these road rules:

  • Always ride with your hands on the handlebars.
  • Always stop and check for traffic in both directions when leaving your driveway, an alley, or a curb.
  • Cross at intersections. When you pull out between parked cars, drivers can’t see you coming.
  • Walk your bike across busy intersections using the crosswalk and following traffic signals.
  • Ride on the right-hand side of the street, so you travel in the same direction as cars do. Never ride against traffic.
  • Use bike lanes wherever you can.
  • Don’t ride too close to parked cars. Doors can open suddenly.
  • Stop at all stop signs and obey traffic (red) lights just as cars do.
  • Ride single-file on the street with friends.
  • When passing other bikers or people on the street, always pass to their left side, and call out “On your left!” so they know that you are coming.

How Do I Signal My Turns?

Hand signals are like turn signals and brake lights for bikers. It helps cars and trucks know what you will do next so they don’t run into you. Don’t change directions or lanes without first looking behind you, and always use the correct signals.

Use your left arm for all signals:

  • Left turn:After checking behind you, hold your arm straight out to the left and ride forward slowly.
  • Stop:After checking behind you, bend your elbow, pointing your arm downward in an upside down “L” shape and come to a stop.
  • Right turn:After checking behind you, bend your elbow, holding your arm up in an “L” shape, and ride forward slowly. (Or, hold your right arm straight out from your side.)

Now that you’ve learned those hand signals, you get a big thumbs-up for finding out more about bike safety!

Click: Bike Safe, Bike Smart Video


Lesson 5:  Your nutrition quiz has been posted in google classroom. Email me with any questions. 


Lesson 4:  Watch the video and complete the assignment. Email me a picture of your completed work.

Assignment: Pg. 52 Grainy Goodness Ad Campaign.

  • Look at the 3 different cereal companies
  • Read teh Nutrition Facts from the box of each vereal and decide for yourself which box is the healthiest. 
  • Compare the fat content dietary fiber, and vitamins listed on each label
  • Once you make your selection, design your own cereal box.  The box should include nutritional information that supports the claim that the cereal is healthy.  
  • Explain how the cereal will benefit the health of customer.


Lesson 3: Watch the video and complete the assignment. Due 4/29

5th Grade Health

Lesson 2: 

In this lesson we are going to be taking a look at all of the different ways in which we can combine what we eat and still eat nutritiously.

  1. Read the cover of your Student issue, “You Are What You Eat.”
  2. Brainstorm the answers to the following:
  3. Write down your answers:

What advice would you give each one of the characters on the cover of the issue that would help them make a healthful choice about the foods they eat?

  • We all have foods that we like and don’t like. The father on the cover of your issue may not like green vegetables but may like squash, potatoes, or cabbage.
  • The brother may dislike fish, but like chicken and turkey and steak. The sister may love to eat ice cream and chocolate, and that’s okay in small amounts, but desserts cannot replace more healthful foods like milk, pasta and rice, fruits, and nuts.
  • And if any of you happen to be like “our pizza-loving friend” on the cover, you too, need balance in your diet. Pizza is fine, but it can’t be the only food you eat. Balance with low-fat choices of other foods.
  • One thing about food is that there are many choices that you can pick from that will fulfill all of the nutrient requirements your body needs. And there are so many different ways to prepare foods that if you don’t like the way a certain food tastes when prepared one way, you may love it prepared another way. Vegetables, potatoes, meat, and other foods are still good for you even if they are camouflaged in stews, soups, and casseroles.


  1. Now, turn to page 2 of the Student Issue and look at MyPlate. Take a few minutes to read the information.
  2. For the foods listed below, come up with 5 different ways that type of food can be eaten. No matter which form you eat a type of food in, the nutrients are still there.
  • Example: Cheese is the food type. You might suggest the following five different ways to serve cheese: fondue, cheeseburgers, grilled cheese sandwich, bagel and low-fat cream cheese, cottage cheese and fruit. Remember to choose low-fat varieties of milk products whenever possible.
  • Click on the google Doc for food list. Follow the direction in red on how to use the doc, or write your answers on a piece of paper and email me a picture.

5 Foods

** Assignment Due: 4/22/2020 If you have any questions email me: kgarrison@hamptonschool.org




5th Grade Health: Nutrition Week 1


***This first lesson will be a review of the Digestive System that you learned about in 3rd and 4th grade.


Objective: Explain the digestive system and identify factors that can help or harm the digestive system.

  1. Review:
  • Food enters the mouth
  • Teeth help you chew the food into small bits.
  • Saliva softens the food and begins to break it down.
  • The tongue helps shape softened food into a ball so it can be swallowed.
  • The tongue pushes food back so that it enters the esophagus.
  • The esophagus squeezes in an out. This squeezing motion pushes food down to the stomach.
  • Food enters the stomach where it is churned and mixed with the digestive juices that break it down further.
  • After several hours, the food will begin to enter the small intestine, where most of digestion takes place.
  • More digestive juices, from the liver and pancreas, are secreted and sent to the small intestine to digest food.
  • Nutrients (the parts of food that your body uses) pass out of the small intestine and into your blood.
  • Waste keeps traveling to your large intestine (bowels). Waste is part of the food that your body can’t use. Excess water is removed.
  • Going to the bathroom (moving the bowels) expels waste.


  1. Complete the chart listing the body parts which make up the digestive system, and summarize the main job of that body part. (Copy chart onto piece of paper.)


Body Part Job
Mouth Food enters the body
Large Intestine  


  1. Rewatch digestive system video (previously shown to you)
  • Click on link below
  • Scroll down to digestive system video, click to watch


**Email me pictures of your completed work, and save all your work in your health envelope.

** If you do not receive your health packets by this Friday 4/3, please email me. Kgarrison@hamptonschool.org