Month: January, 2017

National Puzzle Day

Monday, January 30, 2017

Start the week off with something fun! Today is National Puzzle Day. Studies have found that when we work on a puzzles, we use both sides of the brain.  Working on puzzles helps to  improve memory, cognitive function and problem-solving skills.  Check out the Magic Square puzzles found under the Safety Edventure Games link.




Fall Safety Inspection

Thursday, January 26, 2017

I was at a meeting yesterday where injury and fatality data was shared. Did you know the #1 cause of injuries in South Dakota is caused by falls?  Check out the Fall Safety Inspection survey --it includes a home checklist to be completed by students as well as prevention tips.  The activity can be found under SD Safety KidZ - Home Safety.

National Handwriting Day

Monday, January 23, 2017
Today is National Handwriting Day! Choose from the Writing Prompt pages found under the Safety Edventure link for some fun writing activities!

No Name Calling Week

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
There is a 'holiday' for just about every day and every week of the year. No Name Calling Week begins on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and continues through Inauguration Day.  Check out the Friendship and Bullying Prevention materials for activity ideas on these topics under the Safety EdVenture link.

Journal Prompts -- Writing Activity Pages

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Have you checked out the writing prompt page? Go to Safety EDventure - writing prompts to find 10 activities for January.  Keep checking back...more will be added for this month, as well as for all the safety/health topics!

National Personal Self Defense Month - Stranger Safety

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

This is National Personal Self Defense Awareness Month---a good time to review stranger safety practices with your students. Find classroom posters, activities and games on the Safety EDventure page - Stranger Safety link.



National Trivia Day

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Today is National Trivia Day. Choose from these fun facts to share with your students! (Source:

Bet you didn't know.....

  • It is impossible for most people to lick their own elbow. (try it!)
  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  • A shrimp's heart is in its head.
  • It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  • If you sneeze too hard, you could fracture a rib.
  • Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
  • A shark is the only known fish that can blink with both eyes.
  • Maine is the only state that has a one-syllable name.
  • There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
  • A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  • An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
  • Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  • A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
  • The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
  • Most people fall asleep in seven minutes.


January Health and Safety Challenge - Decision Cards

Monday, January 2, 2017

This month's Health and Safety Challenge is completing the Health Star Challenge activity.  Each of the 24 cards presents a health/safety situation and students are asked to decide is the activity is healthy or unhealthy. These cards can be used for writing prompts, and small/large group activities.  Find the cards on the January SD Safety KidZ Calendar page.


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