During the month of September and October our Intensive Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students will learn about personal respect and respect to others, building a community. Respect for self and others are the foundation for healthy relationships and a healthy society. Respect is shown through actions that exhibit consideration for self and others. Students will learn that self-respect means taking care of oneself physically, mentally and socially. Our goal is to value community for enjoyment, self-expression, and/or social interaction. Some examples of activities that build this skill include demonstrations, communication, partner work, group discussions, and active participation in the gym.
In kindergarten, students will learn basic community concepts and how to be a valid part of one by exploring their community in our campus, by walking and visiting different sides in the building or by watching it with a help of technology. Students will identify people and places in their community. Students will create a picture about their community. They will discover the importance of respect people around them by experiencing actions that show respect for others include:
- listening attentively
- not interrupting
- talking about conflicts
- being honest about thoughts and feelings
- using assertive communication skills
In 1st grade, Students will explore their community in our campus by walking and visiting different sides in the building or with a help of technology. Students will identify people and places in their community. Students will create a picture about their community. Students will learn basic community concepts and how to be a valid part of one. They will discover the importance of respect people around them by experiencing actions that show respect for others by listening, solving a conflict, being honest, and etc.
In 2nd grade, students will learn about importance being in the community and play a valuable role within it by participating in a class planned activities. Self-respect involves practicing positive health habits such as eating well, exercising regularly, honestly expressing thoughts and feelings to others, accepting individual strengths and weaknesses, spending time alone, doing enjoyable activities and spending time with friends and family.
*Please have your child wear comfortable clothes and sneakers in the Movement and Health class!