Just like everything else on the Playnormous site, our online store got a face lift. In addition to that we have some cool new items! If I may direct your attention to the bottom of the store page you will see we have several new school items listed.
Cool colorful classroom posters! Fantastically fabulous food journals! Everything you and your students need to start learning about health the fun way. My personal favorite new item is the Large Eat a Rainbow Poster.
All of these great items are available for purchase only in the Playnormous Monster Gear Store!
As Dorothy always says, “There’s no place like home.” I assume that you’ve seen one of our major new features is the ability to create your own custom monster in our Monster Design Studio. What you may not know is that your monster resides on its very own Monster Profile Page!
My monster, seen here to your right, looks very happy on her page. It’s a page built for a queen monster, that’s for sure!
And if that’s not enough, new features are coming to you very soon. Maybe it will be a new contest. Maybe it will be new awards for your trophy box. We can’t give away the surprise just yet, but readers of Monster’s Blog will be the first ones to find out!
You’ve edited and edited and finally you’ve entered your perfect monster into the Monster Gallery. Now what? Well, if you want to win Beast In Show you need votes! How do you get them? Invite your friends to vote for your monster! How will they know which one is yours? You can use our new feature called “Share My Monster.”
Help us release Playnormous monsters into the wild today by sharing your monster with friends on Facebook!
We all know that teachers are constantly in a time crunch. If you are a teacher that has found Playnormous and is wondering how it might work into your current schedule, look no further than our Teacher Case Studies page.
Teachers all over the country are integrating Playnormous into their daily classroom activities to teach about health!
In this section you’ll find how four classrooms are using Playnormous in innovative ways. Each case study comes complete with custom lesson plans, classroom activities, and even what their students said about their experience with Playnormous. The work is practically done for you!
If you are currently using Playnormous in your classroom and want to be a part of our Teacher Case Studies page, please contact us! We would be happy to include you and your class on the page.
High fructose corn syrup has been on the mind of the American people lately, especially in the blogger community. For example, my favorite health blog NY Times Well, has been reporting on the Corn Refiners Association’s attempt to change the term “high fructose corn syrup” to something else in an effort to change the public’s perception on the ingredient. Well good luck with that one after the CRA’s ridiculous commercial campaign last year.
This controversy inspired me to take a break from our new features segment and give you a little more information about sugar. Sure we’ve busted the myth that sugar causes chronic hyperactivity in children, but what IS sugar? Where does it come from? How are the different types…well…different?
Sugar is a class of edible carbohydrates that can be found naturally in fruits and vegetables. Sugar is used to sweeten foods and drinks. When referring to sugar in the food industry, more often than not it is in reference to sucrose or white table sugar.
The answer to this question is a flat NO. There are many different kinds of sugar out there. Here are some of the most popular examples:
Want to learn more about sugar? Try playing our health game Juice Jumble to learn all about what kind of sugar is in your favorite drinks. You can even save your high score on our cool new leader board to show others how amazing you are!