Celebrating Healthy Choices

Planning for Red Ribbon Week, National Prevention Week, or another special week-long celebration? The school year is full of exciting celebrations and observances that are opportunities to bring your students and school together to support a cause or honor a notable hero. We thought it would be a great idea to take advantage of these school-wide events to add a little learning and bonding to the mix.

Celebrating Healthy Choices promotes school-wide connectedness through fun and engaging activities to promote skill development, bonding, and shared experiences.

Activities begin with a school-wide opening assembly introducing students to the concept of healthy choices. Use the opening assembly to involve family and community. Invite community leaders, healthcare professionals, police officers, or athletes to share their inspirational stories about making healthy choices.

Tuesday through Thursday, each grade level will explore the fundamentals of a social skill to ready them to make healthy choices in life. Students learn a fun rap to reinforce what they learned and share with the rest of the school.

Students come together at the end of the week to celebrate what they learned, to perform the rap they learned in their classes, and to make a pledge to continue making healthy choices.

Each Celebrating Healthy Choices kit includes everything the Program Coordinator and Teachers need to implement the program.

Kit contents include:

Coordinator's Manual
An easy to follow guide of everything the coordinator needs to plan the week's events, including sample scripts for the opening and closing ceremonies, a suggested itinerary, a planning checklist, lesson overviews, and parent letters.

Teachers Manual
Each grade level offers 3 scripted 20-minute activities with rap lyrics, in-class lesson extenders, take-home activities, pledge sheet, and puppet cutouts.

Visual Aids
Colorful posters and other visual aids help reinforce what students learn in the lessons.

Program materials are optimized to get you started with minimal preparation.

Tamara W., Prevention Specialist, Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation

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Tamara W., Prevention Specialist, Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation

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