Brainstorming activity poses the question "What is sleep and why do we need it?"
Students will pair up to respond to a series of questions about sleep, and share
their findings with the class. For homework, students will record a sleep diary
for one night. Then they will practice math concepts by creating a chart based on
the data from the sleep diaries.
Students share details about their bedtime routines, sleep schedules and sleep
quality in a classroom discussion about individual sleep habits. For homework, students
will identify which household items promote good sleep habits and which
ones have a negative impact on healthy sleep. They will color and cut
out images of the items and paste them onto a sheet with sections labeled "bedroom"
and "family room."
The book "The Animals Sleep: A Bedtime Book of Biomes" is used as an introduction
to biomes and their plant and animal inhabitants. After reading the book out loud
to the class, the teacher will lead a discussion about biomes, followed by an activity