Health Education

Fitness in the Classroom
Handwashing/Don’t Bug Me (K-2nd)

In this 20 minute virtual lesson students will learn how to prevent the spread of germs.  The lesson will demonstrate proper hand washing, the proper way to cover a cough or sneeze, what to do with a used Kleenex, and the importance of throwing things in the trash, not at the trash. This lesson is followed up by a classroom visit from Professor Penelope IAK to briefly review the content from the virtual lesson.



Teambuilding
Hygiene (3rd-4th)

Students will learn the importance of good personal hygiene in order to keep healthy. Topics covered include: hand washing, bathing, washing hair, using deodorant, nail care, and dental hygiene.


Handwashing/Don't Bug Me (K-2nd)
Human Growth & Development (5th)

This lesson is taught by a Health Education & Promotion Specialist.  Students will be separated by boys and girls.  For best practices, we will have a maximum of 35 students per session.  Proctor & Gamble's (P&G) Always Changing curriculum is used to teach this lesson.  Schools are able to request kits and pamphlets from P&G to send home with students.  The girls and boys videos can be viewed below.  A discussion about the video will follow allowing students to review content and ask questions pertaining to the video.
Girls Video or Boys Video 
A girls pre-test and 60-day post-test and boy pre-test and 60-day post-test are required for this lesson.


Hygiene (3rd-5th)
Tobacco & Vaping Prevention (3rd-5th)

Students will learn about different types of tobacco, the harmful chemicals in tobacco, types of vaping products, the harmful effects these products have on the body, and provides students with strategies to stay away from tobacco and vaping products.  For 4th grade students, a pre-test and 60-day post-test are required for this lesson.


Tobacco Prevention (3rd-5th)
Drugs and Your Heart (5th)

In this 30 minute virtual lesson students will learn how the heart works, the importance of the heart for continued life and health, and the effects drugs can have on the heart. This lesson is followed up by a classroom visit from Professor Penelope IAK to briefly review the content from the virtual lesson using a real cow heart.


Drugs and Your Heart (5th - 6th)
Dental Health (1st-5th)

Students will learn proper dental hygiene. Topics covered in this lesson include: proper brushing technique, proper flossing technique, cavities, plaque, and the functions of teeth.  For 4th grade classes, a pre-test and 60-day post-test are required for this lesson.

Tooth Fairy Assistant (K)

In this 20 minute virtual lesson kindergarten students will learn how to take care of their teeth.  This lesson is followed up by a classroom visit from the Tooth Fairy Assistant bearing magical wands (toothbrushes!) for the students.