Classroom Overview

Health Instruction

At The Sherman School we provide instruction in Health Education that ensures our students have the skills to become health literate individuals for a lifetime. Our Health curriculum follows the Connecticut Healthy and Balanced Living Curriculum Framework which guides our instruction to be aligned with state standards. All students in grades K-8 are exposed to and given opportunities to discuss and explore health content, as well as practice and develop the application of life skills and healthy behaviors. Below you will find a grade level list of tentative topics covered in health class.

Kindergarten

Germ Prevention, Skeletal System, Food Groups, Feelings, Personal Safety

Grade 1

Personal Hygiene, Healthy Heart, Nutrition: My Healthy Plate, Friendships

Grade 2

Movement and Rest, Sun Safety, Nutrition: Healthy Snack/Beverage Choices

Grade 3

Dental Hygiene, Muscular System, Nutrition: Nutrient-rich Food Choices, Safe Choices

Grade 4

Personal Hygiene Practices, Poison/medicine safety, Nutrition: Healthy Breakfast, Bullying/Conflict Resolution

Grade 5

Wellness Components, Respiratory System/Tobacco Prevention, Essential Nutrients, Similarities and Differences/ Puberty

Grade 6

Communication Styles, Substance Abuse Prevention: Alcohol, Body-Image/ Bullying, Communicable/Non-Communicable Diseases

Grade 7

Decision Making Process, Substance Abuse Prevention: Tobacco, Stress Management, Non-Communicable Diseases

Grade 8

Mental Health Acceptance/Depression/Suicide Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention: Marijuana and Other Drugs, Healthy Relationships, Communicable Diseases/HIV

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