The WAY Comes Home Kit comes with 3 student journals for students to work through on their health journey (one for each of the levels). It also includes a parent guidebook which has all the lessons in it, a My Plate booklet, a large pack of vocabulary cards, and a DVD. The DVD that has video clips that go along with the lessons and it also has "deskercise" physical activities on it that are used to get your students moving and help them have fun while completing the physical activities. Their Kit also includes many of the supplies you need for the lessons. Some of these are an eye chart, a measuring tape, a stethoscope, and a balance scale just to name a few. This kit is truly packed full of the things you need to make this program successful.
|Little Miss and her WAY Me Mysteries Journal|
I had Little Miss working on the WAY Me Mysteries for 2nd and 3rd grade. I looked through the other two levels and the Health Safari seemed too easy for her while the Innerspace Adventure is still a little above her at this point. The Me Mysteries was just the right pace for her and the tasks were simple enough for her to complete, but they still made her stop and think when she had to journal. She really enjoyed working on the lessons. One of her favorite parts was that she got to draw for each lesson. She took her time and really thought about what to draw for each lesson. She really enjoyed the activity where she had to draw 8 different things she did throughout the day and then she had to write about her drawing. She had to describe the healthy things in her drawing and the things she could do to improve her health. She also liked learning that health isn't just about what you eat or if you exercise, but it applies to all parts of your body and mind. She also liked using the stethoscope, which was included in the kit, to find her heartbeat and then learning to find her pulse and learning why it changes. She liked doing the exercises from the DVD to get her heart pumping. We are currently working through Module 4 - The Nutrition WAY. I purposely put this module off a little to match when our garden is producing regularly so that we could talk more about the fruits and veggies we eat and why we grow them along with this module. Little Miss is having a lot of fun with this whole program.
|Little Miss loves using the stethoscope to find our heartbeat and listen to our lungs.|
|An example of journal work (please ignore any misspellings or bad grammar).|