Welcome Back to School!!
Our Health Education Program is taught in grades K-8!!
We follow the Massachusetts Health Education Curriculum
Frameworks and align with the National Health Education Standards.
K-2 Health Classes
In these grade levels we are transitioning into our year end Safety
Curriculum. This is a great opportunity to reinforce safety rules that the
students learn at home and school. Parent letters were emailed/mailed
home before vacation.
3-4 Health Classes
The third grade health classes have been working on communication
skills through a variety of activities. Skill based learning are tools that
the students can use in any social situation. We will be heading into
problem solving next.
5th Grade Life Skills
In our fifth grade classes we are learning about tobacco and the
harmful effects it can have on our bodies. We will practice refusal skills
as part of this unit. Growth and Development night will kick off our last
unit of the year and will take place Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:00 PM in
our school library!!!
6th Grade Life Skills
We have begun our pilot program for the new drug and alcohol
curriculum "Too Good For Drugs". This curriculum is a research based
prevention program for students in K-12. This year we will pilot it in 6th
grade only. It falls under the umbrella of the L.E.A.D. Program (Law
Enforcement Against Drugs) which is being collaboratively taught by
both the Dukes County Sheriffs Office and the Edgartown Police
Department. Parent letters were emailed and mailed
out prior to the onset of these classes.
7th Grade Life Skills
The focus this month will be on nutrition and how we nourish our
bodies by eating the right foods. We will investigate how the media
influences our body image and also learn a little about eating disorders
and how and when to get help for a friend. Connect To End Violence
will be joining our classes later in March to talk about healthy versus
8th Grade Life Skills
The 8th graders will be beginning a year end project on a health issue
of their choice. This is a "in class" assignment which will culminate in a
presentation to their classmates.
If you have any community contacts that you feel
would be a good addition to our health program,
not hesitate to contact me at 508-627-3316, ext. 206
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.