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Healthy bodies, healthy minds, healthy children!

 

Hello Parents and Students!

Welcome to the Health Education Web Page!



 

Welcome Back To School!!!

 

 

 

Our Health Education Program is taught in grades K-8!!

We follow the Massachusetts Health Education Curriculum

Frameworks and align our lessons with the National Health Education

Standards, which emphasizes skill based learning!!!

 

 

 

We are well on our way beginning our lessons in health classes. 

K-2 Classes are practicing our communication skills! How do we know

how others are feeling? What are the ways that we communicate with

one another? In grades 1-2, we are also talking about how to be

considerate. What does that look like? What kinds of words do we use

to show consideration (please, thank you, may I help you, are

you okay, etc.?) Our next topic will be fire safety!! The Edgartown Fire

Fire Department will be joining our classes during Fire Safety Week!!

 

 

 

Third Graders will have health class beginning in January!!! Please

note that third and fourth grade health is taught in semesters.

 

 

 

Our fourth grade classes are working on building teamwork skills

together through various activities and diving into the topic of

"perceptions". We will be watching some fun yet educational age

appropriate video "shorts" with different situations on how kids can look

at a situation and have two different feelings of what is happening.

 

 

 

Our fifth graders are looking at different characteristics that they seek

in friendships and also looking at themselves and identifying what they

can offer in a friendship. Also, is there something they would like to

"work on" in a friendship to become a better friend? They are currently

finishing a poster project on this topic.

 

 

 

 

Our sixth graders are reflecting on their trip to Camp Alton Jones and

working on thank you letters to the camp counselors. It appears that

this trip was once again a successful, educational week in Rhode

Island and many students are already talking about attending their

summer camp!!! Kudo's to everyone who helped plan this event!

 

 

 

 

Seventh graders are working on a goal setting unit. We have divided

their goals into three categories which include academic, social

and health/wellness goals. How will they achieve these goals? What

are the steps they need to take? They will be sharing their current

projects with one another in the near future.

 

 

 

 

Eighth graders are thinking about their year as the leaders in our

school. What does leadership look like? What kind of role models will

they be? Who do they look up to and admire? What are the skills we

need to be leaders? The students are also working in a career book

that will help them look at their interests and what direction they may

want to pursue for 2018 summer jobs and class selection for

high school, which is only a few months away!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any community contacts that you feel

would be a good addition to our health program,

please do

not hesitate to contact me at 508-627-3316, ext. 206

or

email me at scostello@mvyps.org.

 

 


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