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January's Learner Profile Trait: Balanced

The Learner Profile focus for January is Balanced. Students who are balanced understand that it is important to have a balance between the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of their bodies. They spend time doing many different things. 

 

How can parents develop students who are balanced at home? 

  • Encourage your child to participate in a wide variety of structured activities 
  • During less structured time, be aware of the activities that your child is participating in. Too much time in front of the computer or television is obviously not desirable, but all kids need to do a variety of things:  
    • Generally active kids should be encouraged to take time for quiet reading or reflection  
    • Students who spend a lot of time drawing or reading, should be encouraged to take time for exercise and play 
  • Discuss the food groups with your child. Spend a few minutes during a mealtime deciding if what your family is eating is balanced. 
  • Spend time as a parent or family doing many different things. 
  • Read books with your child and discuss the ways the characters were being balanced. Here are some books you can look for at the library

 

Join us for the January Student of the Month Assembly celebrating the many ways the York students were balanced this month. The MYP assembly will be held on Friday, January 25th at 8:30 in the gym. The PYP assembly will be held on Wednesday, January 30th at 2:35 PM in the gym.