Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February is National Children's Dental Health Month

February is National Children's Dental Health Month

February is National Children's Dental Health Month, and the American Dental Association is asking people to "Defeat Monster Mouth."
Developing good habits at an early age is essential so you and your parent or guardian- start now:

 Scheduling regular dental visits [starting at age 2 years –old] helps you to 

get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.    

Also to maintain good oral health by brushing, flossing, rinsing, and eating healthy snacks.

The ADA campaign’s slogan, "Defeat Monster Mouth," has a coloring poster [see below] that feature the McGrinn Twins, Flossy and Buck, Den and Gen Smiley and K-9 the dog. They are fighting to defeat Plaqster the Monster for good oral health.  

 Courtesy: ADA / American Dental Association

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Basic Colors and Color Recognition Trivia and President’s day

Over the next several weeks - We are going to review Color Recognition showing a variety of images using our Basic Colors

This weeks color: Pink

President’s day
Monday February 20th

1.    Can you name the first five presidents?
3.    Which president administration did he serve under?

Health and WELLNESS Month

February 2017
Health and WELLNESS Month 

American Heart Month

Women’s Heart Month

Tell your parents/ guardians to stay heathy by getting their heart rate and cholesterol checked!
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.
The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices.

 How can American Heart Month make a difference?

How people can prevent it — both at home and in the community.
Here are just a few ideas:
Encourage families to make small changes, like using spices to season their food instead of salt.
Ask doctors and nurses to be leaders in their communities by speaking out about ways to prevent heart disease.

Start by knowing how many calories you should be eating and drinking to maintain your weight. Nutrition and calorie information on food labels is typically based on a 2,000 calorie diet. You may need fewer or more calories depending on several factors including age, gender, and level of physical activity.
If you are trying not to gain weight, don’t eat more calories than you know you can burn up every day.
Increase the amount and intensity of your physical activity to match the number of calories you take in.
Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity – or an equal combination of both – each week.
Regular physical activity can help you maintain your weight, keep off weight that you lose and help you reach physical and cardiovascular fitness. If it’s hard to schedule regular exercise sessions, try aiming for sessions of at last 10 minutes spread throughout the week.
If you would benefit from lowering your blood pressure or cholesterol, the American Heart Association recommends 40 minutes of aerobic exercise of moderate to vigorous intensity three to four times a week.

Eat a variety of nutritious foods from all the food groups.

Eat an overall healthy dietary pattern that emphasizes:
a variety of fruits and vegetables,
low-fat dairy products,
skinless poultry and fish
nuts and legumes

Limit saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, red meat, sweets and sugar-sweetened beverages. If you choose to eat red meat, compare labels and select the leanest cuts available.

American Heart Association  

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentine’s Day February 14, 2017

February 2017
Black History Month


Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2017

Valentine’s Day holiday's roots are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. Pope Gelasius I recast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St.Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day. Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” The day of romance we call Valentine's Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia.

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Black History Month

Black History Month

Black History Month began as "Negro History Week," which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance

African-American Educator, Entrepreneur & Inventor

Annie Malone   One of the nation's wealthiest African Americans was Annie Malone, founder and owner.   
Annie Minerva Turnbo Malone (August 9, 1869—May 10, 1957) was an African-American  businesswoman, educator,  inventor and philanthropist. Annie was two years younger than Madam C. J. Walker. She had launched her hair care business four years before Sarah Breedlove (later known as Madam C. J. Walker). In the early 1900s Madam Walker worked as a "Poro Agent" for Annie for about one year.

Wangari Maathai
Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, of the Green Belt Movement, the organization she founded in Kenya.  Maathai began promoting the planting of trees to reverse deforestation and provide firewood for African women in 1976.  Nearly three decades later, in 2004, she was given the Nobel Prize for her work. She died in 2011.  

 The first African-American woman in space

Mae C. Jemison
Dr. Mae Carol Jemison became the first black woman to travel into outer space on 12 September 1992, on an 8-day orbit aboard the spacecraft Endeavour. Raised in Chicago, she went to Stanford at the age of 16 and graduated in 1977. She then earned her medical degree from Cornell University and became a physician in 1981. She practiced medicine in Los Angeles and served in the Peace Corps in Africa before being approved for astronaut training with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1987. She spent the next six years at NASA, ending up on mission STS-47 aboard the shuttle Endeavour in 1992. After leaving NASA in 1993 she founded the Jemison Group, a research and consulting firm, and became active in several educational programs. She also wrote a memoir for young readers, Find Where the Wind Goes (2001).

Madam C. J. Walker
Sarah Breedlove (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919), known as Madam C. J. Walker, was an African American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a political and social activist. Eulogized as the first female self-made millionaire in America, she invented the world's first hair-straightening formula. ..


Charles Drew    Physician 

Dr. Charles Drew is the father of the modern blood bank. In 1940 he published a paper showing that when plasma is separated from the rest of human blood, it can be stored for much longer periods of time. This discovery allowed the creation of blood banks, where donated plasma could be kept until urgently needed. Drew became the medical director of the first Red Cross blood bank in 1941, and his discovery saved uncounted lives during World War II. Drew spent much of his later career teaching at Howard University in Washington, D.C.,; he also became chief of staff and medical director at nearby Freedman’s Hospital. He died after a 1950.

Courtesy of:  www.who2.com

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Basic Colors and Color Recognition

Basic Colors and Color Recognition

Over the next several weeks - We are going to review Color Recognition
showing a variety of images using our   Basic Colors
Color Green


Month of February Events  

Groundhog Day February 2nd

Valentine’s Day   February 14th

President’s Day February 20th