Health - Grades 3-8

Contact Information for Miss Richards:
978-779-2821 x5243

Curriculum materials for each grade level will be posted as we begin each unit.  For an outline/overview of the content, please see the Open House Information under the Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8 tabs.

For students interested in joining the new Random Acts of Kindness Club (RAK), please check that tab for club information and details along with the permission slip.  The RAK meetings will be on Wednesdays at 7:45 am, in my room (Rm 243) and is open to students in grades 5-8.

For those students interested in the morning Punk Rope (jump rope) Activity, please check the tab to the left for all the details of the Fall & Spring sessions.


Thoughts on a rainy day:

Happiness is a choice, not a result.
Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy.
No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy.
Your happiness will not come to you.
It can only come from you.

                                                                                                                ~ Ralph Marston

April Quote:

Our real enemies and the enemies of humanity are negative emotions like anger and hatred.  Indeed, people who are dominated by powerful negative emotions should be objects of our compassion.   ~ Dalai Lama

Thoughts for this week:

Compassion suits our physical condition, whereas anger, fear and distrust are harmful to our well-being. Therefore, just as we learn the importance of physical hygiene to physical health, to ensure healthy minds, we need to learn some kind of emotional hygiene. ~ Dalai Lama

February Quotes:

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”    ~Einstein

“The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks.” 

~ Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book

Thoughts for January 2018:

"A life of meaning and purpose, a life in balance with connection, community, love, support, and a sense of empowerment, are essential for health. Even with all the knowledge and tools to become healthier, happier individuals, it is often our mindset and daily practices that will be the strongest guiding force to carry us through our health journey. The key to changing habits is to understand how change really occurs. And for the most part, it occurs by design, not by accident or by wishful thinking. It occurs by transforming the unconscious choices we make every day, shifting them so that the automatic, easy, default choices become healthy choices...."

                                            ~~Dr. Mark Hyman