• Health Program Overview

    Health Education is provided once a week for grades 3 and 4.  Grades 1 and 2 receive health education from their classroom teachers and by the Health and Physical Education department.  The following topics are taught at each grade level:
    Grades 1 and 2
    • Personal hygiene:  Importance of hand washing, lice control and prevention
    • Safety:  Strangers, school bus, playground, sun safety, good touch-bad touch
    • Substance abuse and use:  Medicine safety, Saying "No" to drugs and alcohol
    • Character Education:  Honesty, respect, trust and how to treat others.  The district character education initiative and goals are reinforced as well. 
    Grade 3
    • Body Parts and Body Cells
    • Skeletal System
    • Muscular System
    • Nutrition
    • Digestive System
    • Dental Care
    • Environmental Health
    Grade 4
    • Physical Fitness
    • Circulatory System
    • Respiratory System
    • Immune System
    • Diseases:  Communicable and Non-Communicable
    • Substance Use and Abuse:  Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol
    • Family Living:  Growth and Development, Reproductive System, Peer Pressure
    Health Education Expectations for Grades 3 and 4
    Students usually receive homework following a health lesson to reinforce learning.  Your child will bring home their health folder with homework and other information so please take a peek to find out the interesting information your child is learning. 
    Homework is collected, graded and reviewed with students during the next health lesson. Class assignments and projects are evaluated and assessed.  Students are expected to be active participants in class discussions and are encouraged to ask questions.  Health tests are given at the end of each unit.  Students receive study guides, labeling worksheets and information from past lessons relevant to the current unit of study.  Graded tests are sent home for parental review and signature to be returned to the teacher.  Your cooperation and support are always appreciated!

Last Modified on August 5, 2009