In my class, I'm constantly focusing on helping students be the healthiest individuals they can be. This includes not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally. So, don't be surprised when they come home frustrated that they had to talk or think about their feelings.
6th grade is currently finishing up their unit on "Personal and Consumer Health" We will start off learning about how to care for our vision, hearing and respiratory systems. From there we will look at false advertisements for health claims and environmental health.
7th grade is starting our unit on "Nutrition and Physical Activity." We will look at recommended dietary guidelines, what food does to and for our bodies, and the relationship between food/drink and how active we are.
8th grade is finishing up the "Personal and Consumer Health" unit, where we learn about how to help choking victims and how to also perform hands-only CPR. Each student will need to pass a written and hands on assessment. We will then move on to "Nutrition and Physical Activity."
If you ever have questions about what were are learning, please feel free to email me. I also have a link attached in the NC Curriculum Standards tab. This will give you a break down of the objectives so you know exactly what is being covered.
I'm including some basic information of things you need to know for my class.
Grading Policy - Work always has a due date! With that said, the majority of the time, students are allowed to turn work in late. There are very few assignments that cannot be made up, but students are notified when that happens, and they know there is an all or nothing deadline. But, for the purpose of holding students accountable (and to get them ready when they have due dates for bills) there is a deduction when work is turned in late.
- 10 points off per day when an assignment is late
- I stop taking points off after day 5
- I take into consideration absent days (but ALL projects have a hard deadline)
- I will NOT accept missing/late work more than 2 weeks after the original deadline
- Students always need their binders, pencils/pens, loose-leaf paper and agendas, these are school wide requirements (I just need them to have a divider in the binder, so they have a section for my class)
-Tissues, hand soap and paper towels (we have a sink in my room!!!!), cleaning wipes
We have an approximate 3-week rotating schedule between Health and PE. A copy of this schedule can be found on the Daily Schedule tab.
It is very common for students to have homework on a regular basis in my class. So that you are able to help remind your kids, I keep a list off all homework assignments and due dates on my website. This is found on the Important Information tab.