Students and staff from the Lynbrook Kindergarten Center and Waverly Park Elementary School celebrated Health and Wellness Week from Oct. 19-23. Each day a new health and wellness topic was covered which the school communities focused on in creative and fun ways.
At the Lynbrook Kindergarten Center, parent Shana Conza organized the week and taught students yoga outside. Principal Ellen Postman also read a book to classes each day. After reading “Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site” by Sherri Duskey Rinker, students wrote letters to the construction workers at Lynbrook High School. In addition, the kindergartners learned about nutrition, proper hygiene, the importance of sleep and self-care with activities throughout the week.
At Waverly Park Elementary School, remote and in-person students in grades K-5 dressed in a different color of the rainbow each day to represent a healthy fruit and brought in healthy snacks according to that color. During the week, they participated in a “Fruit Ninja” game outside with balloons and Noodle Drumming, led by Lynbrook North Middle School physical education teacher Brian Bowes. Students also had many virtual visitors including chiropractor Dr. Jill Feldhun-Stein who instructed students on Tech Neck, Janice from Cross Fit Kids and Sensi Uly from Long Island Martial Arts who got students up and moving, and two Lynbrook High School students, Olivia Ackerman and Mia Tetelman, who educated students on social media etiquette. The week was filled with meditation, mindful crafting, yoga, jump roping and lots of movement.