• Health

  • The wellness curriculum in kindergarten through fifth grade is designed to provide a health and fitness foundation through the development of body management practices and an awareness of the body’s need for physical activity and the importance of healthy habits. 

    Health topics and skills are incorporated throughout the year during wellness lessons.  Students learn about healthy habits related to nutrition, personal hygiene/grooming, healthy relationships, social-emotional wellness, and safety.  Students participate in a variety of activities which include explorative games, peer discussion, and hands-on lessons. 

  • Kindergarten Health

    Students will learn about the bones and the heart. Students will identify the qualities of a good friend. Students will identify ways to protect the body from the environment (e.g., sunscreen, insect repellant, sunglasses, goggles, hats).

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  • First Grade Health

    Students will learn about the five senses. Students will identify different muscles and bones of the body. Students will learn how to identify their feelings. Students will learn about the different food groups. Students will learn to recognize that physical activity increases heart and respiratory rates. Students will identify how to make health-enhancing decisions. Students will identify ways to stay safe in bad weather (e.g., tornados, electric storms). Students will learn to identify safety rules for being around strangers and using the internet. Students will identify potential hazards in and around the home (e.g., kitchen, bathroom, yard, evacuation plan).

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  • Second Grade Health

    Students will describe how people grow and change throughout life (physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially). They will recognize the influence peers have on people (shared interests, goals, and values). Students will identify the basic parts of the Nutrition Facts label (e.g., serving size, fat, sugar, ingredients). Students will identify various types of drugs (e.g., nicotine, alcohol, and street drugs) and explain what constitutes a drug-free and safe community. Students will identify healthy activities that can relieve uncomfortable feelings and emotions.

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  • Third Grade Health

    Students will describe how personal health is enhanced by behaviors (including care of skin, teeth, gums, hair, eyes, nose, ears, and nails). Students will learn how to construct a plan of what to do when home alone (e.g., emergency phone list, not answering the door, not using the stove). Students will be able to define refusal skills (strategies that help you say no) and assertive skills (skills that allow you to behave with confidence). Students will recognize different types of pollution and how they affect one’s health (noise, water, air, land).

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  • Fourth Grade

    Students will identify and describe the basic structure and function of the male and female reproductive system (e.g., menstrual cycle, nocturnal emissions). Students will learn to identify and describe the basic structure and functions of the endocrine system including growth (pituitary), reproduction (ovaries, testes), fight or flight responses (adrenal), energy, and metabolism (thyroid). Students will relate the effects of human actions towards people with diverse backgrounds and demonstrate ways to effectively communicate. Students will identify steps of conflict resolution: (1) identify the conflict; (2) agree to disagree; (3) listen to each other; (4) negotiate; (5) compromise on a solution.

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  • Fifth Grade Health

    Students will create a personal health plan that includes balanced nutrition, physical activity, hygiene, adequate sleep, and healthy snacking. Students will recognize the rapid changes in adolescent development (e.g., social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth). Students will research and analyze the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual changes occurring during puberty. Students will identify how family, friends, and culture can influence personal health practices and decisions. Students will devise a plan to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of violence, including violence prevention strategies (e.g., learn to protect yourself, avoid violent situations, choose friends wisely, and don’t talk to strangers).

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