KINDERGARTEN Health Curriculum
- Students will enhance their understanding of feelings/emotions.
- Students will recognize "ok" and "not ok" touches.
- A bathing suit is used to identify the private parts of the body.
- Students will be able to recognize secrets that they should keep secrets that they should tell.
- Through the use of puppets, a story regarding abuse is demonstrated and discussed to enhance student's understanding.
- Students will understand the definition of a stranger.
- Students will begin to comprehend that they can not tell the difference between a good stranger and a bad stranger by looking at them.
- Students will begin to understand that some individuals who are not nice can be tricky (use lures).
- Students will be able to define the "buddy system" safety rule.
- Students will be able to recognize the importance of using the "buddy system."
- Students will learn the safety rules of: Say no, get away, and tell and adult.
- Students will define the term germs.
- Students will begin to understand how germs are spread.
- Students discuss how germs enter the body through the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and cuts.
- Students will understand ways to stop germs from spreading.
- A demonstration of proper hand washing is conducted for students to view.
- Students are made aware of the reasons we have teeth and their purposes.
- Students learn why it is important to keep our teeth clean.
- A model tooth is used to go over terms like crown, root, plaque and cavity.
- The number of times to brush the teeth in a day.
- How many minutes to brush your teeth,
- How many times to a year to visit the dentist.
- A DVD, Cavity Defenders with Geena the Giraffe, is shown to reinforce what is taught.
- Gathered in a circle, students are asked, "What is a picky eater?"
- Why it is important to eat a variety of foods.
- Asked how many students didn't eat breakfast and why.
- Importance of breakfast.
- The book, DW The Picky Eater, is read and discussed.
- A handout is given with the different food groups that we do together in class.
- We talk about junk foods and are they "ok" to have once in a while.
- What can happen if too much junk food is eaten.
- The book, "TOO Much Junk Food by the Berenstein Bears, is read and discussed.
- A classroom activity where we cross out the different types of junk food verses healthy choices.
This curriculum is subject to change.
- Students are taught what is a bully and what is a tattle-tale, and the difference between the two.
- What to do if bullying happens in and out of school.
- The book, Llama Llama and the Bully Goat, is read and discussed.
- How important it is to be kind.
- Ways to show kindness.