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Fourth Grade Class Materials

This Nurture Curriculum is designed to allow schools to provide their students with highly interactive wellness lessons appropriate for the students’ developmental stages. Students explore how to apply nutrition, fitness, and relaxation concepts to their lives. Fourth grade focuses on three main topics: Whole Grains, Healthy Lunches, and Sleep.

The materials are designed to minimize the amount of extra workload for teachers. All activities are linked to Common Core Learning Standards for English or Math. There are 3 activities every month:

  • Lesson – this is a 15 to 20 minute lesson on the topic of the month
  • PE Activity – this activity reinforces the monthly topic through physical games
  • Supplemental Activity – this classroom activity reinforces the topic through English or Math Common Core Learning Standards

We recommend spacing these activities so the students receive no more than one activity a week. This will require them to expend more effort to recall the concepts, thus helping to reinforce them.

Note: If this is the first year your school is implementing the curriculum there are two lessons which provide a strong foundation for all Nurture lessons. Given the developmental stage of 4th graders, consider teaching MyPlate in September and incorporating Go and Slow food concepts into the MyPlate lesson.


Fourth Grade Topic Visuals Teaching Aids Handouts
October Lesson Hydration Station Hydration Station Visual Water, Liquid Measuring Cup, Large clear cup .
PE Activity Elephant Tag . 2 Pool Noodles .
Supp Activity Beverage Math . . .
November Lesson Thankful for Food Thankful for Food Visual
.. Thankful for Food Parent Handout
Thankful for Food Parent Handout Spanish
PE Activity Going the Distance .. Stopwatch, 50 bean bags, 5 batons, Equipment to set up 5 obstacle courses ..
Supp Activity Thankful .. .. ..
December Lesson Whole Grains Whole Grain Visual Parts of Grain Sample, Whole Grain Samples, Popcorn seed and popped pop corn, optional Whole Grain Parent Handout
Whole Grain Parent Handout Spanish
PE Activity The Grain Game . Stopwatch, 10 – 20 each of 2 different colored pennies .
Supp Activity Asking for Whole Grains . Asking for Whole Grains Visuals
Asking for Whole Grains Visuals Spanish
January Lesson Identifying Whole Grains Lesson Identifying Whole Grains Visual .. Identifying Whole Grains Prent Handout
Identifying Whole Grains Parent Handout Spanish
PE Activity Capture the Whole Grain .. 5 yellow bean bags, 5 orange bean bags, tape to line center of room ..
Supp Activity .. .. .. ..
February Lesson Fitness is Fun . Healthy Heart Log
Healthy Heart Log Spanish
Fitness is Fun – Especially when you do it together!
!Hacer Ejercicio es Divertido – Sobre Todo Cuando lo Hace en Familia!!
PE Activity Dance Party . Dance Party Handout

Dance Party Handout Spanish
Supp Activity Fitness Challenge . . .
March Lesson Sleep Sleep Visuals Sleep Worksheet
Sleep Worksheet Spanish
Improving Sleep Parent Handout
Improving Sleep Parent Handout Spanish
PE Activity Yoga Tag .. .. ..
Supp Activity Alarm Arithmetic .. .. ..
April Lesson Pack A Better Lunch Pack a Better Lunch Visuals . Healthy Lunch Ideas Parent Handout
Healthy Lunch Ideas Parent Handout Spanish
PE Activity . . . .
Supp Activity Yoga: Balance Poses . . .
May Lesson Pack a Better Lunch .. Food Cards Large
Food Cards Large Backs
PE Activity .. .. ..
Supp Activity Peter Packed a Picnic .. .. ..

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