LEVEL 1 Health Curriculum
- Students will enhance their understanding of feelings/emotions.
- A bathing suit is used to identify the private parts of the body.
- Students will be able to recognize "ok" and "not ok" touches.
- Students will recognize secrets that they should keep and secrets that they should tell.
- Factual information regarding strangers/people they know, friendliness/force in the majority of abuse cases.
- A book called, A Little Bird Told Me About "My Feelings," is read and discussed.
- A coloring sheet is given of a boy and a girl in their bathing suits reinforcing that it is our bathing suit that covers our private areas.
- Students will understand the definition of a stranger.
- Students will comprehend that they can not tell the difference between a good stranger and a bad stranger.
- Two photos are shown to students and they have to decide which one they would go with if in an emergency, explaining their choice.
- The book, Don't Talk to Strangers, Pooh!, is discussed.
- Students will continue to understand that some individuals who are not nice can be tricky (use lures).
- Students will be involved in role playing and reacting safely to various lures used.
- Students will learn the safety rules of: Say no, get away and tell an adult.
- Students will begin to understand the importance of never going with an adult without the permission of a parent/guardian.
- The movie, All About Strangers, by the Berenstein Bears is shown and discussed.
- Students will understand the term germs with specificity to viruses and bacteria.
- Students will begin to comprehend how germs are spread.
- Students will recognize how skin acts as a defense to germs.
- Students will understand how germs enter the body through the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and cuts.
- Students will discuss and understand the importance of hand washing.
- Information is reinforced through the video, Germs Make Me Sick.
- Students are asked what is a bully and why they are mean.
- What to do if the students are ever bullied in and out of school.
- What is the difference between a bully and a tattle-taler.
- The book, Lucy and the Bully, is read and discussed.
- A coloring sheet is given to students that reinforces to be kind and to include, not leave anyone out, when playing.
- The book, Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies, is read and discussed.
- Students are given a coloring handout that bullying is not cool.
This curriculum is subject to change.
- February is "Teeth Month," so this unit will be taught at whatever school I am in at that time.