March – April 2017
During the month of March and April our Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students will learn the anatomy of the body, such as: the location and function of the heart as well as discuss ways to keep their muscles and bones healthy. We will continue to learn about muscles’ function and importance to be active by participating in different motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities. We will continue to learn about our bones and lungs and make connections to previously learned materials. Our goal is to value physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction. Some examples of activities that build this skill include demonstrations, communication, partner work, group discussions, and role play.
In kindergarten, students will continue to learn basic health concepts and skills. They will discover how bones work to protect the body and give the body form. Students will also discuss how to care for their bones by eating properly, exercising, and wearing protective equipment. They will discover the importance of physical activity for good health. They learn that living things grow, and they gain knowledge of their own body parts.
In 1st grade, children are introduced to the respiratory system by taking a close look at the lungs and discussing how to keep their lungs healthy. Students will discover how bones work to protect the body and give the body form. Students will also discuss how to care for their bones by eating properly, exercising, and wearing protective equipment.
In 2nd grade, Students will tour the skeletal system and body from head to toe. They will discuss the function of the system as well as how to keep the body safe and healthy. In addition students discover the steps of the respiratory process and discuss how to keep the respiratory system healthy.
*Please have your child wear comfortable clothes and sneakers!