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                             Health Curriculum – Grades 3 & 4



    MISSIONIt is the mission of this planned course to help students understand the physical, mental, and emotional health needs of people.



    Grades 3 and 4: One time per week for 50 minutes (half year only)

    PROGRESS REPORT: Students receive a grade in Health at the conclusion of the course (usually the 4th marking period).
        -  The Progress Report includes the following categories:
           "Attitude and Conduct"
        -  The following designations are used for each category: 

              E ...... Exceeds Expectations

           M ..... Meets Expectations

           D ...... Developing

           I ........ Inconsistent
           N ...... Not Meeting Expectations
          N/A ... Not Applicable Currently
           A ...... Audit

    Curriculum - Grade 3


    The following topics are taught in health class for students in third grade:


    1.)   Healthy Beginnings


    a.   triangle of health

    b.   health-related fitness

    c.   F.I.T.T. Principle

    d.   keeping your heart healthy

    e.   likes and dislikes


     2.)   Nutrition


    a.   MyPlate

    b.   portions

    c.   nutrients

    d.   calories

    e.   food labels / ingredients

    f.   healthy diet / sensible snacks

    g.   overweight and obesity   


    3.)  Healthful Living


    a.   germs / body defenses      

    b.   communicable / non-communicable diseases

    c.   personal hygiene

    d.   dental health

    e.   basic drug education

                f.    sun safety 


    Curriculum - Grade 4


    The structure and function of the following major body systems are taught in health class for students in fourth grade:

    a.   Skeletal System


    b.   Muscular System


    c.   Circulatory System


    d.   Respiratory System


    e.   Nervous System


    f.    Urinary System


    g.   Digestive System



     MSD Health and Physical Education Department  




Last Modified on June 14, 2018