Winter Wellness Week

Winter Wellness Week: February 5- February 9

Winter Wellness Week: February 5- February 9

Minneapolis Public Schools is planning for its second annual WINTER WELLNESS WEEK with a week-long virtual medal hunt, complete with rhyming clues, and themed days and events designed to foster a culture of social, emotional, and physical well-being across the district. 

MONDAY: Mindful Monday 
Whether you have done some mindfulness before, or if you are an absolute beginner, explore these adult wellness practices for healthy mind, body and spirit.  After experiencing these practices for yourself, then try the five-pointed star breathing lesson with your students (see resources sidebar).

TUESDAY: Tall Sock Tuesday
Let's dress for being outside! Sport your tall socks and your winter hat and show that being warm is oh so cool. Also check out Coats Hats & Gloves from Franklin MS. Health teachers and classroom teachers also have winter safety lessons that they can use to celebrate this day. (see resources sidebar). 

WEDNESDAY: Winter Walk Day
Whether you celebrate walking to school or at school, this is the day to get outside and enjoy the magical winter light. Has my school signed up? SEE LIST of REGISTERED SCHOOLS

THURSDAY: Health Is In Your Hands
Did you know that Hand Washing is the single most important means of preventing the spread of infection? Today, count the number of times you wash your hands for at least twenty seconds per time. See also the resources sidebar. 

FRIDAY: Freekeh Friday 
Let’s celebrate wellness by trying something new together! On February 7-9 during lunch, K-8 students across the district will have the opportunity to participate in a True Food Taste Test featuring Moroccan Freekeh! Not at a taste test school? No problem! Enjoy some freekeh at home using the recipe card found on the True Food Taste Test website.