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Lesson 8: Getting Enough Sleep


This lesson focuses on the importance of getting enough sleep and rest. Students solve a riddle to identify what happens to their bodies when they sleep. They talk about how much sleep children their age need each night and examine their own sleep schedules. They make a plan to keep track for a few days of how much they sleep and how rested they feel and make changes if needed to help them get the right amount of sleep.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. State how much sleep children their age need.
  2. Explain why sleep and rest are important for proper growth and good health.
  3. Assess their own sleep patterns.
  4. Set a goal to manage their sleep patterns for better health.

SEL Connection

  • self-management

Time: 0 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • PHW-2: Get an appropriate amount of sleep and rest.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.2.1: Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.
  • Standard 6: Goal Setting
  • Performance Indicator 6.2.1: Identify a short-term personal health goal and take action toward achieving the goal.
  • Standard 7: Practicing Health-Enhancing Behaviors
  • Performance Indicator 7.2.1: Demonstrate healthy practices and behaviors to maintain or improve personal health.
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