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Chedoke Wellness Weeklies

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017

When: April to June 2017

Target Ages/Grades: K-8

Goals:

  1. To improve student awareness of things they can do to promote mental wellness.
  1. To make everyone feel like they belong and are connecting with others.
  1. To give students a positive alternative to the playground.

What:

At Chedoke we are taking National Mental Health Awareness Week into every week with our “Wellness Weeklies”. Wellness activities are designed to promote inclusivity and social, emotional, intellectual, and/or physical well-being in our students.

Thanks to dedicated staff and community partners, wellness weeklies were offered across the grades 1-5 times a week!

Impact: Staff/Student Feedback 

“I really saw his face shine during hip hop.”- staff

“I want to learn how to do more hula hooping. That was so fun.” –grade 4 student

“I am so proud of myself. I made my mom a beautiful bracelet.”- grade 4  student

“I want to learn how to juggle now.”- junior student

“I had to ask some kids to come back tomorrow because there were so many show up for today’s wellness activity.”- staff

“That was so fun! Can I come again tomorrow?”- grade 1 student

 

“I like to come and work with the kids. It makes me feel good.”- community volunteer

“My son came home and told me all about the dance lesson he had at lunch today. He was really excited.” –parent

Activities for Education Week: 

Nail Painting ~ Hula Hooping ~ Smoothie Making ~ Mindful Movement ~ Grade 8 Led Craft Activities for Primary/Junior classes ~ Diversity Day ~ Student Led Assembly to mark the end of Education Week.

Open House Day May 3, 2017:

Hip Hop dance classes throughout the day ~ Wellness Cupcake Decorating during Open House (use an emoji to decorate your cupcake) ~ Cultural Pot Luck (parents invited to sample dishes from around the world ~ Student guided classroom tours (“Ask me how Chedoke is promoting Mental Wellness?”) ~ Flash Mob led by Student Leadership Team at end of the evening.

For more information contact:

Jo Ann Corbin-Harper     JCORBINH@hwdsb.on.ca

Diane Dufault-Chassie    ddufault@hwdsb.on.ca

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