Welcome to the Fun Zone of Learning – Movement and Health! May-June 2017

Dear Families,

In kindergarten, Many injuries are preventable. Students can learn to recognize potential hazards, to understand and follow safety rules, and to make safe decisions in risky situations. This unit gives students the opportunity to practice decision-making skills by analyzing risks in their school playground. This gives students a starting point for learning to recognize risks in the real world by learning how to cross the street and stay away from strangers.

In 1st grade, students will learn to recognize the importance of avoiding injury to themselves and others, identify safety rules than can prevent injury, apply decision-making steps to avoid injury, and practice making safe decisions. Through developmentally appropriate activities students will be able to identify the importance of staying safe on the playground so they don’t hurt themselves or others, and the importance of avoiding injuries by thinking about what could cause an injury. Students will be able to name basic safety rules when playing on climbing equipment, slides, swings and other playground equipment.

In 2nd grade, As students begin to acquire an increasing level of independence, they are more likely to be exposed to risky situations and hazards without the supervision of an adult. Many injuries are preventable. The development of decision-making skills is needed by students to help them make health-enhancing choices, choose behaviors that promote health and reduce the risk of illness and injury. These skills include the recognition of need and the understanding of how to make a decision. Through developmentally appropriate activities students will be able to identify the importance of staying safe on the playground, street and with strangers so they don’t hurt themselves or others, and that it is important to avoid injuries by thinking about what could cause an injury. Students will be able to name basic safety rules when playing on climbing equipment, slides, swings and other playground equipment.

*Please have your child wear comfortable clothes and sneakers in the Movement and Health class!

Truly Yours,

Mrs. Glotova