Week of 5/12:  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 Smart, Bike Safe 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 Questions:  You can write or draw your answers on a piece of paper and email a picture.  Due: April 29th

  1. What kinds of foods are favorited of your family?
  2. What are some different ways your family eats fruits, vegetables, breads, cereals, meats, and eggs? You can just write one answer for each, or draw one picture.  

Lesson 2: 4/8/2020
Healthful or Less Healthful

Performance Objectives:

  • Identify healthful and less healthful foods.
  • State an appreciation for the role healthful food plays in developing and maintaining a healthy body and mind.
  • Distinguish between healthful and less healthful foods.
  • Use Decision Making Steps to determine which of various meal plans is the most healthful.


Today, we are going to learn about the differences between healthful and less healthful foods. Let’s see if you can separate the healthful food from less healthful (sometimes called junk food) food. First, let’s sing along and join the party in Cool Dude’s tummy. While Singing listen for the different kinds of food mentioned in the song.

A Party In Cool Dude’s Tummy

Dr. Smartstuff: “What’s that you’re eating, Cool Dude?”

Cool Dude: “A candy bar.”

Dr. S.: “Did you have lunch?”

C.D.: “No. I’m only going eat candy bars for the rest of my life!”

Dr. S.: “But Cool Dude, every body needs good food, not junk food! Wait a minute. I have an idea. Let’s play a game . . .”

First Verse (Dr. Smartstuff):

You be the cheese and I’ll be the bread.

Willie, be the peanut butter jelly spread.

Suzy be an apple and make yourself yummy.

And we’ll all have a party in Cool Dude’s



You be the eggs and I’ll be the toast.

Betsy be the cereal she likes the most.

Suzy be a muffin with a little honey.

And we’ll have a breakfast party in Cool

Dude’s tummy.


Hey, Cool Dude, you need good food!

Throw that junk away!

Candy is dandy every once in a while.

But you need good food every day.


So I’ll be potatoes and you be some fish.

Willie can be any kind of vegetable you wish!

We’ll all get together and it may sound funny,

but we’re going to have a party in Cool Dude’s



Using the Food Pictures, separate the healthful foods, from the less healthful food that were in Cool Dude’s Tummy

Food Pictures: You can either print these food cards and separate them, or just pull them up and talk about each food, make a chart, and write down whether the food is healthful or less healthful. **email me a picture of your sorted foods, or your written chart. Kgarrison@hamptonschool.org


A food is healthful when it has vitamins, minerals, and many of the things the body needs that are called nutrients.

A food is less healthful when it has less of what our body needs and too much fat, sugar, or salt. Sometimes, these kinds of foods are called junk food (foods that have less nutrients). Other times, these foods are called treats (foods that can be eaten once in a while, in small amounts). If a person eats too many treats, it can be very unhealthy for the body and therefore, they are considered “less healthful.”

  • Look at your Student Issue again. This time, look at page 2. Can you find a food that is less healthful on the table? 

 * Complete pg. 49 in the worksheet packet.  “Choose a Healthful Meal,” and email me a picture of your completed work.

DUE: 4/22/2020



Kindergarten Health: Nutrition Week 1

Objective: Identify and name healthful foods


  1. Watch the two videos: Cool Dude’s Tummy & Party in My Tummy


Listen for healthful food. Discuss with a family member what were some of the healthful foods Cool Dude could eat? (Bread, peanut butter, cheese, apple, eggs fish carrots, tomatoes, corn……)

Party in My Tummy

** Eating healthful food is something we need to do every day, at every meal.  Eating healthful foods will make you stronger, better able to fight sickness, feel good, be active, and have energy to learn and do fun things

  1. In the student Issue, identify the healthy foods you see on page 2.
  2. Complete Handout Eating Right Feels So Good


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