Thirty two different back packs were created with unique and fun filled activities. Each backpack is filled with a children’s book that makes connections to one of the three priorities. Activities coordinate with the theme of the book and necessary equipment to complete the activity is included in each backpack. Afterwards, each family is encouraged to complete a response in a journal to reflect on the activity. Children from each class take the backpack home for approximately one week.
“I made a meal with my Mom. I learned where a bunch of food comes from and if it has to be made in a factory or if it comes straight from the ground. I enjoyed reading the Stone Soup book and learning where food comes from." Tuscany Student
“What a great way to learn about food portion sizes. We went through the portion sizes, talked about different food, and where they belong in the Canada Food Guide.” Tuscany Parent
“Me and my Dad read the book. Then we acted it out with the puppets! This is what I do to keep fit: snowboarding, skiing, and taekwondo” Tuscany Student
The back pack initiative is one of the ongoing initiatives that our committee continues to implement each year at Tuscany School to keep the essential priorities of “Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Positive Social Environments” strong and evident in all the work that we do!
The Tuscany Teaming Up For Healthy Learner’s Committee includes teachers, parents, and the school nurse. They are dedicated to bring Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Posiitive Social Environments into the lives of Tuscany students and families which falls under the umbrella of Comprehensive School Heath (CSH).