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Woodbury Advisory: May

A guide to activities and themes to cover with advisory classes.

Healthy Active Lifestyles

Healthy Active Lifestyles

A lifestyle that contributes positively to physical, mental, social well-being 

and which includes regular exercise and physical activity.

 

 

6th Grade

Thank You! (First Week in May)

  • Have students share thank-you messages with teachers past and present through notes, artwork, stories, or other means for teacher appreciation week.
  • Please do this activity on May 3rd or May 5th.

Introduce and Discuss Healthy Lifestyles

Read one of both of the articles and watch the attached videos.  Discuss with your students what it means to live a healthy lifestyle. 

Healthy Active Lifestyles - Activities

  • Have students make a summer bucket list on healthy activities they could do over the summer.
  • Have your advisory make a healthy recipe book (with things they will actually be able to make on their own) and encourage students to bring healthy snacks. Print off and share the recipe book with students.

Memorial Day Activity

Go to the attached link and show the middle school video(s) or do the activity.

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Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and was initiated to honor the soldiers for the Union and Confederate armies who died during the American Civil War.

Celebrations honoring Civil War heroes started the year after the war ended. The establishment of a public holiday was meant to unify the celebration as a national day of remembrance instead of a holiday celebrated separately by the Union and Confederate states. By the late 19th century, the holiday became known as Memorial Day and was expanded to include the deceased veterans of all the wars fought by American forces. In 1971, Memorial Day became a federal holiday.

The original national celebration of Decoration Day took place on May 30, 1868. When Memorial Day became a federal holiday, it was given the floating date of the last Monday in May. Since many companies close for the holiday, Memorial Day weekend is three days long for most people. It is the unofficial beginning of the summer vacation season that lasts until the first Monday in September, which is Labor Day.

7th Grade

Thank You! (First Week in May)

  • Have students share thank-you messages with teachers past and present through notes, artwork, stories, or other means for teacher appreciation week.
  • Please do this activity on May 3rd or May 5th.

Introduce and Discuss Healthy Lifestyles

Watch the video, read the article, and have a discussion with your students about healthy lifestyles.

Healthy Active Lifestyles - Activities

  • Have students make a summer bucket list on healthy activities they could do over the summer.
  • Have your advisory make a healthy recipe book (with things they will actually be able to make on their own) and encourage students to bring in healthy snacks.
  • Print off and share the recipe book with students.

Memorial Day Activity

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and was initiated to honor the soldiers for the Union and Confederate armies who died during the American Civil War.

Celebrations honoring Civil War heroes started the year after the war ended. The establishment of a public holiday was meant to unify the celebration as a national day of remembrance instead of a holiday celebrated separately by the Union and Confederate states. By the late 19th century, the holiday became known as Memorial Day and was expanded to include the deceased veterans of all the wars fought by American forces. In 1971, Memorial Day became a federal holiday.

The original national celebration of Decoration Day took place on May 30th, 1868. When Memorial Day became a federal holiday, it was given the floating date of the last Monday in May. Since many companies close for the holiday, Memorial Day weekend is three days long for most people. It is the unofficial beginning of the summer vacation season that lasts until the first Monday in September, which is Labor Day.

8th Grade

Thank You! (First week in May)

  • Have students share thank-you messages with teachers past and present through notes, artwork, stories, or other means for teacher appreciation week.
  • Please do this activity on May 3rd or May 5th.

Introduce and Discuss Healthy Lifestyles

Read the activities listed in this article and have a discussion about things your students like to do to stay active in the summer.  

Healthy Active Lifestyles - Activities

  • Have students make a summer bucket list on healthy activities they could do for the rest of the school year and over the summer.
  • Have your advisory make a healthy recipe book (with things they will actually be able to make on their own) and encourage students to bring healthy snacks. Print off and share the recipe book with your students.

Memorial Day Activity

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and was initiated to honor the soldiers for the Union and Confederate armies who died during the American Civil War.

Celebrations honoring Civil War heroes started the year after the war ended. The establishment of a public holiday was meant to unify the celebration as a national day of remembrance instead of a holiday celebrated separately by the Union and Confederate states. By the late 19th century, the holiday became known as Memorial Day and was expanded to include the deceased veterans of all the wars fought by American forces. In 1971, Memorial Day became a federal holiday.

The original national celebration of Decoration Day took place on May 30th, 1868. When Memorial Day became a federal holiday, it was given the floating date of the last Monday in May. Since many companies close for the holiday, Memorial Day weekend is three days long for most people. It is the unofficial beginning of the summer vacation season that lasts until the first Monday in September, which is Labor Day.