Healthful Living Education — Kindergarten
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The learner will develop knowledge and skills to enhance mental and emotional well-being.
Identify specific feelings by name and demonstrate the ability to verbalize feelings in an appropriate manner.
Demonstrate the ability to accept and act on personal responsibilities.
The learner will develop knowledge and skills to enhance personal and consumer health.
Predict situations that should include hand washing and demonstrate correct hand washing technique.
Demonstrate proper technique for brushing teeth and summarize reasons for not sharing a toothbrush.
Recognize and describe the meanings of traffic signs and signals.
Demonstrate the stop and search technique when entering or crossing a street.
Evaluate the benefits of wearing seat belts and bicycle helmets.
Demonstrate how to get help in an emergency.
Demonstrate appropriate responses to warning signs, sounds, and labels.
The learner will develop healthy and effective interpersonal communication and relationship skills.
Demonstrate the ability to share objects and time.
Conclude and acknowledge that each person is unique and special.
Demonstrate protective behaviors to use when approached by strangers.
Recognize and respond appropriately to bullying, teasing, and aggressive behaviors.
The learner will apply knowledge and behavior self-management skills to areas of nutrition and physical activity for healthy growth, development, and maintenance.
Recognize the categories of My Pyramid.
Explore a variety of foods and beverages for good health, including unfamiliar and culturally diverse foods.
Identify foods and beverages that are healthy choices for teeth and bones.
Associate common foods with their origins.
Demonstrate the ability to select a healthy breakfast and lunch with a variety of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and low fat dairy products.
Generate examples of opportunities to participate in physical activity during non-school hours.
The learner will choose not to participate in substance abuse.
Demonstrate how to recognize and be careful with medicines.
Distinguish between medicinal and non-medicinal drug use.
Identify reliable sources of information regarding medicines and substances.
The learner will demonstrate competency in a variety of movement forms and proficiency in a few to gain competence towards lifetime physical activities (NASPE Standard 1).
Demonstrate non-locomotor movements using different parts of the body.
Demonstrate a variety of beginner locomotor and combination skills in a movement pattern.
Develop movement control for safe participation in games and sports.
Demonstrate rolling movements.
Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities (NASPE Standard 2).
Identify fundamental movement patterns.
Establish a beginning movement vocabulary.
Apply age appropriate concepts to performance.
The learner will exhibit a physically active lifestyle (NASPE Standard 3).
Identify likes and dislikes connected with participation in physical activity.
Begin to identify opportunities for increased physical activity (e.g., taking the stairs).
The learner will show evidence of an acceptable level of health-related fitness and be familiar with factors that benefit performance (NASPE Standard 4).
Identify physiological signs of moderate physical activity.
Recognize two appropriate sites on the body to monitor the heart rate.
Sustain moderate to vigorous physical activity for short periods of time.
Demonstrate knowledge of flexibility through warm up activities and perform exercises that enhance proper flexibility in a variety of muscle groups.
Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others at the same time as values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction (NASPE Standard 5 & 6).
Identify 1–2 reasons why participation in physical activity is important and enjoyable.
Identify 1–2 ways physical activity improves health.
Demonstrate respect for self, others, and equipment.