Eat the Rainbow Contest
Please Don't Forget to Bring In Your Fruit&Veggie Sheets! There are new ones in the rack by the door. I know we got off track with the hurricane...
1 sheet per week. Bring to dojo on Monday or Tuesday (if possible).
KIDS V. ADULTS!
Here are the instructions again...
Thank you for joining the
Our Goal: To Eat a Rainbow that reaches All the Way Around the Dojo!!!
Why? Fruits and Vegetables come in so many Beautiful Colors! Did you know that those colors also mean that they are full of vitamins? The very thing that makes them beautiful also makes them nutritious! So… the more colors you eat, the healthier and stronger you will be…and the healthier and stronger you are, the better martial artist you will be!
How? We are going to keep track of what fruits and veggies we eat individually on a chart and at the end of each week, you will bring the chart to the dojo. We will put a colored post-it on the wall for each serving you eat.
Please fill in your chart everyday – so you don’t forget!
Extra Power? If you eat a serving of fruit or vegetable that is Locally Grown… please put a star on your chart next to that serving! Locally Grown means that it grew within 100 miles of your house… that includes Farmer’s Market, CSA, local farms, and Your Own Garden! (Hey, if its your own garden… put 2 stars!)
And if you eat a serving of fruit or vegetable that is Organic… please put an “O” on your chart next to that serving!
And if you eat something for the very first time… put a “#1” next to it!
Rules? Yeah. Be sure that every time you write something down it is a serving.
1 blueberry does not count. ¼ cup of blueberries count (or at least 20 berries)
1 grape, no. 7 grapes… yes!
If this is confusing, just ask your parent... they know what counts as a serving!
White? While not technically a rainbow color, cauliflower, mushrooms and white asparagus are super nutritious… So, lets say those count as Yellow!
Prizes? Of course… at the end of the rainbow! Think quantity, quality and variety!
Red potatoes (skins on) = Red
Blue potatoes = Blue
White potatoes don't count, sorry.
Please Sign up to participate on the Rainbow Team! We want everyone to participate, but we also need to know who is doing it. Everyone who is a student or teacher at Croton Karate is welcome to join in! All ages and All ranks!
Please check our page on Facebook… you can see the Rainbow we made at camp!
That took 12 days to eat… How long do you think it will take to go around the dojo?
Smoothie Smack Down Night!
Thanks to Gretchen for the amazing idea of Smoothie Smack down night! All participants spent time surveying the ingredients and creating recipes that were later created and judged by the group.
It was a ton of fun, and extremely educational for all our kids. Driving home the fact that eating well can taste great too!
Thank you to Amy Tucker for putting together the video.
Hello to all of our Parents, Students, and Future Students:
I want to welcome all of you to my first blog. It is my goal to be able to share thoughts about the Martial Arts with you, provide motivation, history, answer questions, and in general, be a resource and inspiration. I would also like to ask all of you to check back each month, because there will be contests with prizes and other "goodies" planned.
Our belief is that Martial Arts helps people develop better habits
for life. The positive habits students develop in the dojo, always have a direct influence on life outside the dojo. The following are some simple habits that can help students achieve greatness in their Martial Arts training.
Attendance/Commitment: Consistent class attendance and the commitment to practice and improve your skills and abilities. When a student gets in the habit of 2-3 classes per week, you'll soon begin to see steady progress and growth in your journey to Black Belt Excellence.
In life, you don't get very far with a half hearted effort. Big goals are achieved
through committed effort and a persistence to achieve greatness.
Spirit & Energy: When you develop the habit of expressing your eagerness and giving your best energy and effort, you'll soon develop a powerful Black Belt Spirit. When you develop a spirit that does not allow you to quit, it will carry over to all areas of your life.
Basics & Knowledge: Strong basics and fundamental skills are vital to developing confidence in your skills and abilities. Remember, it is always about starting with a strong foundation.
Fitness-Healthy and fit people have healthy and fit habits. Training in Martial Arts is a very well-rounded form of fitness.
Respect-Be a role model and show courtesy and politeness to everyone you meet inside and outside the dojo.
Remember to think about some of your habits, the ones you want to change and the ones that you want to develop.
Happy Training. See you next time.
Sensei and owner of Croton Karate. Sensei has been a student of Martial Arts for over 25 years. He knows every child in his dojo by name. Croton Karate is one big hardworking family.