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K-5 Health Units

Unit 1 - Safety (Sept-Nov)

  • K-2: Fire Safety, Bike Safety, Playground Safety, Halloween Safety, Stranger Safety, 911 emergencies
  • 3-5: Fire Safety and Minor Burns, Bike Safety and Rules of the Road, Halloween Safety, Basic First Aid and CPR (4-5)

Unit 2- Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (Nov-Jan)

  • K-2: Brushing Teeth, Hygiene, Germs, Doctor/Dentist visits/tools, Cold Symptoms, Vaccines/Common Medicines (2)
  • 3-5: Dental Hygiene, Immune System, Common Medicines- OTC vs Prescription, Common Diseases- Risk Factors/Symptoms/Treatment

Unit 3- Mental, Emotional, Social Health (Jan-Feb)

  • K-2: Conflict Resolution, Bullying, Emotions/Feelings, Positive/Negative Choices, Character, Stress/Coping techniques, Yoga/Mindfulness
  • 3-5: Conflict Resolution, Bullying, Violence Prevention, Peer Pressure, Stress/Stressors, Coping Skills, Yoga/Mindfulness

Unit 4- Drugs and Medicine (March-April)

  • K-2: What medicines are/Common medicines, Vitamins, How medicine helps your body/When they are needed, Rules about Medicine, Dangerous Chemicals/Tobacco use (2)
  • 3-5: Over the counter vs Prescriptions, Second hand smoke, Tobacco use, Effect of alcohol and tobacco on body and mind (4+5), Help for alcohol/drug abuse (4+5), Effect of Advertisements, peer pressure, and environment on alcohol/tobacco use

Unit 5- Nutrition and Healthy Eating (April-May)

  • K-2: Food Groups, MyPlate Guide, Building Healthy Meals, Positive impact on body and brain
  • 3-5: MyPlate Guide, Balanced Diet, Energy In vs Energy Out, Choosing Healthy Options, Nutrition Labels, Positive impact on body systems

Unit 6- Human Growth and Development (May-June)

  • K-2: 5 senses, Basic Organs/Parts of the Body, How exercise affects body and brain
  • 3-4: Systems of the Body (3), Hygiene, Intro to Puberty (4th), Components of Fitness
  • 5: (boys and girls in separate groups) Family Life- Puberty, Hygiene, Structure/Function of Organs, Basic stages of Pregnancy/Development of the Fetus

Family Life Parent/Guardian Letter

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