My Healthy Life

Free First Day of School Activity


We're now into the fourth week of school and things are finally settling down. So I thought it was time to start sharing some of the things I've been doing with my students. Today, I'm suuuuuper excited to show you my first health activity of the year, an All About Me mini poster.



We won't start health for another week or so, but I really wanted to start filling up my student work bulletin board (#teacherhack). So, I thought it would be fun to kick off the year with an All About Me activity, Health and PE edition.


» In case you missed it on the Gram, here's a peek at my student work bulletin board (a.k.a. the greatest teacher hack ever!)...


The My Healthy Life activity ended up being the perfect second day of school task. The kids had fun answering questions about their life as they chatted with friends. Here's a closer look at the mini poster...



Ultimately, my goal in creating this (besides filling up my bulletin board...haha) was to:

  1. Get to know my kiddos a little bit better.
  2. Gauge each student's understanding of health.

After reading though the posters, I'm happy to say both goals were met!


Health Freebie! If you're a middle school health teacher, head over to Project School Wellness for this free health lesson plan. This All About Me activity is the perfect first day of school activity for any health or PE class! Health or PE teachers get this free lesson plan from Janelle at Project School Wellness!


Greatest Teacher Hack

A student work bulletin board is probably the greatest things I've ever made (thank you to my LA co-workers for the idea). Rather than sitting on my desk for daaaays, the mini posters were up, decorating the halls, the same day the kids made them! #BestIdeaEver


It also helped that the hubs came to visit the same day the posters went up:)


The Final Product

Tah-dah! Doesn't it look great! Located right at the top of the main staircase, I see my students' work constantly being read and observed!



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Hello. I'm  Janelle!

A middle school health teacher turned curriculum developer (and #WAHM). I'm on a mission to share the easiest-to-teach, most impactful health lesson plans on the Internet. Because your time and energy is better spent on teaching and connecting, not on planning and prep.


  1. Pamela Bush on June 8, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    What does your banner above your student work say?

    • Janelle Kay on June 9, 2019 at 8:03 am

      Hey Pamela,

      It says “Pioneering a Thriving Life”. We’re the pioneers so I did a play on words 🙂


  2. Nicole Schweizer on July 9, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Hey!!! love your website and ideas! Thank you! Where did you purchase the quote on needing a friend?

    • Janelle Kay on July 10, 2019 at 10:55 am

      Hey Nicole!

      Thanks for the kind words! Are you referring to the one above the whiteboard? If so, I think I got it from Target or the Dollar Store a few summers ago. I just looked online but wasn’t able to find a link. Maybe you can find something similar in the store. Good luck!

      Have a lovely day,


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