Archive for August, 2010

Most of the “Can Do” Kids are Physically Fit…How About You?

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Annie plays basketball and  Hector skateboards. Jay is a pro at ping pong and Nellie and Kathy jump rope. Yundi and Wendy ride bikes. Maria walks a mile every day.  Willie and Jay play baseball in the warm weather and ice skate in winter. Orrie uses a wheelchair but that doesn’t stop him from being physically fit. He swims and  plays wheelchair basketball.

What do you do to stay physically fit?

On “Can Do” Street the kids limit their time watching TV and playing video and computer games to one hour a day. They play outdoors when the weather is nice for about an hour after school and a couple of hours each day on the weekend. They do their homework before they watch TV or use the computer. They also have time for chores like setting the table or emptying the trash, or feeding a pet. Playing nicely with a brother or sister is also something they do.

How do you spend your time after school and on weekends?

To be physically fit you need to be active. SO…be a “Can Do” Kid…figure out what activity you like and then go do it!


Germs Hate Soap and Water

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Germs are those things that can make you sick. They are so small you need a microscope to see them. They live lots of places. One of the best ways to protect yourself from germs is to wash your hands well and often. Here are a  some of the  times you should you wash your hands, can you think of any others?

  • before eating
  • after using the bathroom
  • after blowing your nose
  • after touching pets 
  • coming in from playing outside
  • before and after visiting someone who is sick

Here is the a good way to wash your hands:

  • Use warm water
  • Use  soap
  • Work up lather on both sides of your hands, your wrists, and between your fingers. Wash around your nails. Wash as long as it takes you to sing Happy Birthday slowly.
  • Rinse the soap off until your hands look clear and feel clean of soap. Dry your hands with a clean towel or a clean paper towel.
  • Be sure to turn the water off.
  • If you are using a paper towel, be sure to throw it in the trash when you finish drying your hands.

Time to Play on “Can Do” Street…It’s Free!

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Tell your parents, your grandparents and your teachers that “Can Do” Street is now a free site!

Bring friends when you visit “Can Do” Street at and play the programs and games for free. Get to know all the “Can Do” Kids. Print out the coloring pages. Earn a certificate each time you complete a program and make all the right choices. There is something new added each month…a new program, or game or activity sheet.

The “Can” Do Kids are waiting for you. So grab your mouse and have some fun. It’s Free!


Hector Asks…Why School

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Name three things you learn to do in school.

Why do you need to go to school?

What do you like about school?

Hector needs to ride a bus to school. He needs a bus pass.

A bus pass is a good place to keep information you need. Fill in the ID box below with your information



Home Phone

Parent Cell Phone


What are You Eating in School?

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

It’s lunch time in the school cafeteria. If you bring your lunch, what do you bring ?

If you get lunch in school, what do you get to eat?

Circle what you drink in school and at home and when out with friends.

milk             juice             soda           water

How many times a week do you eat candy?

How many times a week do you drink soda ?

How many times a week do you eat fruit?

How many times a week do you eat yogurt ?

How many times a week do you eat cookies?

How many times a week do you eat cheese ?

How many times a week do you drink milk ?

How many times a week do you eat meat?

How many times a week do you eat fish?