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Health

Physical Safety

Students in all grades have health class for 30-60 minutes each week in the classroom.  Throughout the year, we cover a wide range of topics that promote physical, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being.  Units include: character education, conflict resolution, emotions and emotional well-being, a variety of personal and home safety topics, nutrition, bodily systems and functions, environmental health, healthy habits and hygiene, and the dangers of smoking, drugs, and alcohol.

Middle school students utilize journal writing for reflection and to enhance understanding of topics.  Journals are collected and graded at the end of each quarter; the health grade is calculated into the science grade. 
Resources such as books, videos, various websites, and an occasional community member are used throughout the year to present material in a variety of ways.  Students do in-class work and activities to enhance their understanding of topics.  Homework in health is very rare. 

The following are a few examples of the websites used.  Many have outstanding resources for teachers, parents, and students alike.  Be sure to check them out!

www.kidshealth.org
www.pbskids.org/itsmylife
www.sparkyschoolhouse.org
www.stopbullying.gov
www.charactercounts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

Mrs. Candi Houtz
houtzc.sfas@gmail.com