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THE PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING HEALTH
IN THE UNITED COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

United Community School District believes that every student is entitled to a positive health program that encourages healthy habits. The health program is an integral part of the total educational program and promotes overall health: physical, emotional, and personal.

(Approved June, 2008)

 

UNITED COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
STANDARDS FOR HEALTH

 

(Grades K-6)

  1. Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.
  4. Students will analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health.
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.
  6. Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision making skill to enhance health.
  7. Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

 

Kindergarten

1. Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.

  1. Recognize feelings and appropriate ways to express them. (Guidance/classroom teacher)
  2. Define friendship and knows ways to be a good friend. (Guidance/classroom teacher)
  3. Identify responsible behaviors.
    • Knows being active is good for the body. (PE)
  4. Explain how childhood injuries and illnesses can be prevented or treated.
    • Understand and practice safe habits during class activities.(PE)
  5. Know the importance of healthy eating practices. (Classroom Teacher)
  6. Identify the major body systems and how they work. (Classroom Teacher)

2. Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services.

  1. Define drugs and medicine. (Guidance)
  2. Recognizes healthy and unhealthy choices regarding drugs. (Guidance)
  3. Students can name places to go to participate in physical activities.(PE)

3. Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.

  1. Identify strangers and possible dangers. (Guidance/classroom teacher)
  2. Name safe persons/places to go to for help. (Guidance/classroom teacher)
  3. Knows the difference between good and bad touching. (Guidance)
  4. Demonstrate how to apply coping strategies when feeling anxious, upset, angry, too excited, or out of control. (PE/classroom teacher)
  5. Knows how to avoid trouble and how to seek help in threatening situations. (PE)
  6. Demonstrate safety skills needed to avoid injury (including traffic safety). (PE/Transportation Department)

4. Students will analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health.

  1. Describe how the family influences personal health behaviors. (Example: Describe how parents encourage children to be physically active.) (PE)

5. Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.

  1. Name four basic emotions. (Guidance)
  2. Demonstrate ways to communicate care, consideration, and respect of self and others. (PE/classroom teacher)
  3. Demonstrate attentive listening skills to build and maintain healthy relationships. (PE/classroom teacher)
  4. Demonstrate positive ways to resolve conflicts. (PE/classroom teacher)

 

First Grade

1. Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.

  1. Identify responsible health behaviors. (PE)
    • Knows being active is good for the body (Classroom teacher)
  2. Explain how childhood injuries and illnesses can be prevented or treated. (PE)
    • Understand and practice safe habits during class activities (Classroom teacher)
  3. Identify basic health terms and concepts. (PE)
    • Understands being able to feel your heartbeat fast strengthens the heart. (Classroom teacher)
  4. Identify what germs are and how they are transmitted. (Nurse & Classroom Teacher)
  5. Dental health and hygiene. (Nurse & Dental Hygienist)

2. Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services.

  1. Introduce differences between medicine and other drugs. (Guidance and Classroom teacher)
  2. Identify and explain poisons. (Guidance)
  3. Students can name places to go to participate in physical activities. (PE)

3. Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.

  1. Demonstrate how to apply coping strategies when feeling anxious, upset, angry, too excited, or out of control. (PE)
  2. Knows how to avoid trouble and how to seek help in threatening situations. (PE/Classroom teacher)
  3. Demonstrate safety skills needed to avoid injury (including traffic safety). (PE)

4. Students will analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health.

  1. Describe how the family influences personal health behaviors. (Example: Describe how parents encourage children to be physically active.) (PE)

5. Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.

  1. Identify positive ways to resolve conflict by using good character. (Guidance)
  2. Tell ways to be a good friend. (Guidance)
  3. Demonstrate ways to communicate care, consideration, and respect of self and others. (PE)
  4. Demonstrate attentive listening skills to build and maintain healthy relationships. (PE)
  5. Demonstrate positive ways to resolve conflicts. (PE)

6. Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision making skills to enhance health.

  1. Develop a personal safety plan including, “Say No”, “Get Away” and “Tell Someone”. (Guidance)
  2. Tell difference between safe and unsafe situations. (Guidance/Classroom Teacher)
  3. Tell difference between good, bad, and confusing touch. (Guidance)

7. Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

  1. Demonstrate the ability to influence and support others in making positive health choices. (PE)

 

Second Grade

1. Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.

  1. Discuss ways to have good self-concept. (Guidance)
  2. Identify responsible health behaviors. (PE)
    • Knows being active is good for the body.
  3. Explain how childhood injuries and illness can be prevented or treated. (PE)
    • Understand and practice safe habits during class activities.
  4. Explain basic health terms and concepts. (PE)
    • Understands how to monitor intensity of exercise (sweating, heartbeat).
  5. Identify the spread of germs. (Nurse & Classroom Teacher)
  6. Identify signs of childhood illness. (Nurse & Classroom Teacher)

2. Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services.

  1. Identify safety guidelines for using medicines. (Guidance)
  2. Students can name places to go to participate in physical activities. (PE)

3. Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.

  1. Define stress and identify the steps for managing stress. (Guidance)
  2. Tell the difference between “good” and “bad” secrets in regard to safety issues. (Guidance)
  3. Recognize that tobacco, caffeine, and alcohol have harmful effects. (Guidance/Classroom Teacher)
  4. Demonstrate how to apply coping strategies when feeling anxious, upset, angry, too excited, or out of control. (PE)
  5. Demonstrate ways to avoid trouble and how to seek help in threatening situations. (PE)
  6. Demonstrate the ability to assess personal health perceptions and behaviors. (PE)
  7. Demonstrate safety skills needed to avoid injury (including traffic safety). (PE)

4. Students will analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health.

  1. Describe how the family influences personal health behaviors. (PE)
    • Example: Describes how parents encourage children to be physically active.

5. Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.

  1. Discuss ways to be a good friend. (Guidance/Classroom Teacher)
  2. Demonstrate ways to communicate care, consideration, and respect of self and others. (PE/Classroom Teacher)
  3. Demonstrate attentive listening skills to build and maintain healthy relationships. (PE)
  4. Demonstrate positive ways to resolve conflicts. (PE/Guidance)
  5. Describe characteristics needed to be a responsible friend and family member. (PE/Classroom teacher)

6. Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision making skills to enhance health.

  1. Recognize differences among people. (Guidance/Classroom teacher)
  2. Demonstrate the ability to set a short-term personal health goal and monitor progress toward its achievement. (PE)

7. Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

  1. Demonstrate the ability to influence and support others I making positive health choices. (PE)

 

Third Grade

1. Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.

  1. Identify responsible health behaviors. (PE)
    • Knows being active is good for the body.
  2. Describe relationship between physical health and emotional health. (PE)
    • Understand how physical activity helps build confidence.
  3. Explain basic health terms and concepts. (PE/Classroom teacher)
    • Understands how to monitor intensity of exercise (sweating, heartbeat).
  4. Explain how childhood illnesses and injuries can be prevented for treated. (Nurse & Classroom Teacher)

2. Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services.

  1. Students can name places to go to participate in physical activities. (PE)
  2. Explain how media influences the selection of health information, products, and services. (PE)

3. Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.

  1. Introduce the term “abuse”. (Guidance)
  2. Identify bullying behaviors. (Guidance/Classroom Teacher)
  3. Identify trickery or luring of children by adults (bribery, authority, etc.). (Guidance)
  4. Demonstrate how to apply coping strategies when feeling anxious, upset, angry, or out of control. (PE/Guidance/Classroom teacher)
  5. Demonstrate ways to avoid, reduce, and report threatening situations. (PE/Guidance/Classroom teacher)
  6. Demonstrate the ability to identify personal health needs. (PE/Classroom teacher)
  7. Demonstrate the ability to assess personal health perceptions and behaviors. (PE)
  8. Demonstrate safety skills needed to avoid injury (including traffic safety). (PE/Classroom teacher/Transportation Director)
  9. Demonstrate basic first aid techniques. (Nurse & Classroom Teacher)

4. Students will analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health.

  1. Describe how the family and school influence personal health behaviors. (PE)

5. Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.

  1. List ways to show respect for people. (Guidance/Classroom Teacher)
  2. Describe how peer pressure works. (Guidance/Classroom Teacher)
  3. Describe characteristics needed to be a responsible friend and family member. (PE/Classroom Teacher/Guidance)
  4. Demonstrate ways to communicate care, consideration, and respect of self and others. (PE/Classroom Teacher/Guidance)
  5. Demonstrate attentive listening skills to build and maintain healthy relationships. (PE/Classroom Teacher/Guidance)
  6. Differentiate between negative and positive behaviors used in conflict situations. (PE/Classroom Teacher/Guidance)
  7. Demonstrate nonviolent strategies to resolve conflicts. (PE)

 

6. Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision making skills to enhance health.

  1. List ways to say no to drinking alcohol, tobacco, and other harmful drugs. (Guidance)
  2. Demonstrate the ability to set a short-term personal health goal and monitor progress toward its achievement. (PE)

7. Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

  1. Identify community agencies that advocate for healthy individuals, families, and communities. (PE)
  2. Demonstrate the ability to influence and support others in making positive health choices. (PE)

 

Fourth Grade

1. Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.

  1. Identify responsible health behaviors. (PE)
    • Knows of opportunities to participate in physical activities and choose to participate in them.
  2. Describe relationships between personal health behaviors and individual well-being. (PE)
    • Understand how physical activity helps build confidence.
  3. Describe relationship between physical health and emotional health. (PE)
    • Understand how physical activity helps build confidence.
  4. Explain basic health terms and concepts. (PE)
    • Understands how to monitor intensity of exercise (sweating, heartbeat).
  5. Explain basic health terms and concepts. (Nurse & Classroom Teacher)
  6. Describe the basic functions of the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, and digestive systems. (Nurse & Classroom Teacher)

2. Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services.

  1. Students can name places to go to participate in physical activities. (PE)
  2. Demonstrate the ability to locate school and community health helpers. (PE)

3. Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.

  1. Explain ways to manage stress. (Guidance)
  2. Demonstrate how to apply coping strategies when feeling anxious, upset, angry, or out of control. (PE)
  3. Demonstrate ways to avoid, reduce, and report threatening situations. (PE)
  4. Demonstrate the ability to identify personal health needs. (PE)
  5. Demonstrate the ability to assess personal health perceptions and behaviors. (PE)
  6. Demonstrate safety skills needed to avoid injury (including traffic safety). (PE)
  7. Identify how AIDS/HIV cannot be contract through casual contact. (Nurse)

4. Students will analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health.

  1. Describe how the family and school influence personal health behaviors. (PE)

5. Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.

  1. Identify different kinds of emotions. (Guidance)
  2. List strategies for controlling anger. (Guidance)
  3. Identify bullying behaviors and apply coping strategies to bullying situations. (Guidance//Classroom Teacher)
  4. Describe characteristics needed to be a responsible friend and family member. (PE//Classroom Teacher)
  5. Demonstrate ways to communicate care, consideration, and respect of self and others. (PE/Classroom Teacher)
  6. Demonstrate attentive listening skills to build and maintain healthy relationships. (PE/Classroom Teacher)
  7. Differentiate between negative and positive behaviors used in conflict situations. (PE/Classroom Teacher)
  8. Demonstrate nonviolent strategies to resolve conflicts. (PE/Classroom Teacher)

6. Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision making skills to enhance health.

  1. Demonstrate the ability to set a short-term personal health goal and monitor progress toward its achievement. (PE)

7. Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

  1. Identify community agencies that advocate for healthy individuals, families, and communities. (PE)
  2. Demonstrate the ability to influence and support others in making positive health choices. (PE)

 

Fifth Grade

1. Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.

  1. Identify responsible health behaviors. (PE/Classroom Teacher)
    1. Knows of opportunities to participate in physical activities and chooses to participate in them for personal growth.
  2. Describe relationship between physical health and emotional health. (PE)
    1. Understand how physical activity helps build confidence.
  3. Explain basic health terms and concepts. (PE/Classroom Teacher)
    1. Identifies components of fitness and test for each one.
  4. Describe how your immune system works to prevent diseases. (Nurse/Classroom Teacher)
  5. Understands the fundamental concepts of growth and development. (Nurse)

2. Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services.

  1. Explain the difference between prescription and nonprescription drugs. (Guidance/Classroom Teacher)
  2. Describe the misuse of medicines, alcohol, and drugs. (Guidance/Classroom Teacher)
  3. Students can name places to go to participate in physical activities. (PE)
  4. Demonstrate the ability to locate school and community health helpers. (PE/Classroom Teacher)

3. Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.

  1. Identify some illegal drugs. (Guidance)
  2. Explain the link between tobacco use and disease. (Guidance/Classroom Teacher)
  3. Explain the short and long term effects of alcohol use. (Guidance/Classroom Teacher)
  4. Demonstrate how to apply coping strategies when feeling anxious, upset, angry, or out of control. (PE/Classroom Teacher)
  5. Demonstrate ways to avoid, reduce, and report threatening situations. (PE/ClassroomTeacher)
  6. Demonstrate the ability to identify personal health needs. (PE/Classroom Teacher)
  7. Demonstrate the ability to assess personal health perceptions and behaviors. (PE)
  8. Demonstrate safety skills needed to avoid injury (including traffic safety). (PE)

4. Students will analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health.

  1. Describe how the family and school influence personal health behaviors. (PE/Classroom Teacher)

5. Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.

  1. Identify traits that one likes about him/herself. (Guidance)
  2. Explain decision-making steps and the relationship between decisions and consequences. (Guidance/Classroom Teacher)
  3. Describe characteristics needed to be a responsible friend and family member. (PE/Classroom Teacher)
  4. Demonstrate ways to communicate care, consideration, and respect of self and others. (PE)
  5. Demonstrate attentive listening skills to build and maintain healthy relationships. (PE)
  6. Differentiate between negative and positive behaviors used in conflict situations. (PE/Classroom Teacher)
  7. Demonstrate nonviolent strategies to resolve conflicts. (PE/Classroom Teacher)

6. Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision making skills to enhance health.

  1. Describe ways to resist the pressure to use drugs. (Guidance/Classroom Teacher)
  2. Demonstrate the ability to set a short-term personal health goal and monitor progress toward its achievement. (PE)

7. Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

  1. Demonstrate the ability to express information and ideas about health issues. (PE/Classroom Teacher)
  2. Identify community agencies that advocate for healthy individuals, families, and communities. (PE)
  3. Demonstrate the ability to influence and support others in making positive health choices. (PE)

 

Sixth Grade

1. Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.

  1. Identify responsible health behaviors. (PE/Classroom Teacher)
    1. Knows of opportunities to participate in physical activities and chooses to participate in them for personal growth.
  2. Describe relationship between physical health and emotional health. (PE)
    1. Understand how physical activity helps build confidence.
  3. Explain basic health terms and concepts. (PE)
    1. Identifies components of fitness and the test for each.
  4. Understands the fundamental concepts of growth and development. (Nurse & Classroom Teacher)
  5. Identify how HIV affects the human body. (Nurse)

2. Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services.

  1. Students can name places to go to participate in physical activities. (PE)
  2. Demonstrate the ability to locate school and community health helpers. (PE)

3. Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.

  1. Explain the hazards of tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs. (Guidance/Classroom Teacher)
  2. Describe ways to express anger and resolve conflict without violence. (Guidance)
  3. Demonstrate how to apply coping strategies when feeling anxious, upset, angry, or out of control. (PE/Classroom Teacher)
  4. Demonstrate ways to avoid, reduce, and report threatening situations. (PE/Classroom Teacher)
  5. Demonstrate the ability to identify personal health needs. (PE)
  6. Demonstrate the ability to assess personal health perceptions and behaviors. (PE)
  7. Demonstrate safety skills needed to avoid injury (including traffic safety). (PE/Bus driver)
  8. Develop injury prevention and first aid strategies for personal health. (Nurse & Classroom Teacher)

4. Students will analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health.

  1. Describe how the family and school influence personal health behaviors. (PE)

5. Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.

  1. Describe methods of handling stress. (Guidance)
  2. Identify basic social skills in order to develop successful interpersonal relationships. (Guidance/Classroom Teacher)
  3. Describe characteristics needed to be a responsible friend and family member. (PE/Classroom Teacher)
  4. Demonstrate ways to communicate care, consideration, and respect of self and others. (PE/Classroom Teacher)
  5. Demonstrate attentive listening skills to build and maintain healthy relationships. (PE)
  6. Differentiate between negative and positive behaviors used in conflict situations. (PE/Classroom Teacher)
  7. Demonstrate nonviolent strategies to resolve conflicts. (PE/Classroom Teacher)

6. Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision making skills to enhance health.

  1. List the steps you can take to make responsible decisions. (Guidance)
  2. Predict outcomes of positive health decisions. (PE)
  3. Demonstrate the ability to set a short-term personal health goal and monitor progress toward its achievement. (PE)

7. Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

  1. Demonstrate the ability to express information and ideas about health issues. (PE/Classroom Teacher)
  2. Identify community agencies that advocate for healthy individuals, families, and communities. (PE)
  3. Demonstrate the ability to influence and support others in making positive health choices. (PE)

 

United Community School1284 U AveBoone, IA  50036

515-432-5319

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Students, parents, employees and others doing business with or performing services for the United Community School District are hereby notified that this school district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), or socioeconomic status (for programs) in admission or access to, or treatment in, its programs and activities or hiring and employment practices.~ Any person having inquiries concerning the school district's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ¬ß 504 or Iowa~Code ¬ß 280.3 is directed to contact: Tim Salmon, 1284 U ave, Boone, IA 50036, telephone: 515-432-5319 who has been designated by the school district to coordinate the school district's efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the ADA, ¬ß 504 and Iowa~Code 280.3. 

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