Archive for November, 2015

Growth and Development

November 16th, 2015 No comments

This week we begin our unit on Growth and Development.  In our lessons we will look at changes that occur adolescence.    In both small group and class discussions, we will focus on the physical , social, emotional and mental changes that occur during puberty and adolescence.    Parents and guardians are encouraged to actively support students’ understanding by communicating with them about the topics covered in the lessons.

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November 12th, 2015 No comments

In fifth grade Wellness classes we are discussing  caffeine and how it affects our bodies.   We look at the definition of a drug: a substance that changes the way your mind or body works.  We discuss  four categories of drugs: drugs that are legal for everyone, drugs that are legal only for adults, medicines and illegal drugs.  We will be studying caffeine in depth, focusing on how it affects our bodies and the effects of consuming too much caffeine.  We also look at the caffeine content of commonly used drinks and snacks  and discuss good choices.

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Decisions, decisions, decisions!!

November 9th, 2015 No comments

With the use of textbook readings,  and skills work sheets, we are discussing  six simple steps to good decisions. Students learn how to go through the steps of making a decision. They learn how to reflect on their decisions and how to use the information to make healthy, positive choices.

  1. Identify the problem….what is the decision you have to make.
  2. Consider your values…what is important to you?
  3. List the options… what possible actions could you take?
  4. Weigh the consequences…list the pros and cons of each option.
  5. Decide and act….describe what you will do .  explain your decision.
  6. Evaluate your choice…how do you feel about the action you took? did you make a good decision? would you take a different action if faced with the same situation again?


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