MS. COOK Room #111
SIXTH GRADE HEALTH EDUCATION
Classes will meet for a quarter during the year, 22 times. On the days kids have Health they will be in class from 1:13 to 2:25 PM. Students need to bring a folder to class that can stay in the room, and bring a pen or pencil daily. The following is a list of topics that are covered in class:
DEFINITION OF HEALTH
MAKING FRIENDS / DEALING WITH CONFLICT
GOOD CHARACTER TRAITS / VALUES
ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO
Students learn information in a variety of ways. This includes script-writing, role-plays, group discussions, videos, reading, web research, games and worksheets. The focus is on guiding the students to make responsible decisions even when it goes against their peers’ suggestions. This way, students can take charge of their safety, health and happiness.
We use the "Steps to Respect" Curriculum from Committee for Children to help our sixth graders learn new skills to help them build friendships and deal with bullying. In sixth grade we use level 3 and build on the skills learned last year.
We also use the LifeSkills Training curriculum from Botvin for drug prevention skills.
How Grades are Determined
In the Sixth Grade the students earn their grade by fulfilling requirements in each of the four categories. Each category makes up a part of 100%. Classwork is worth 30%, Projects are worth 25%, Journals are worth 25% and Participation is worth 20%. In Powerschoo, parents and students can view their current grade, and the category and grade earned for each assignment during the term. In Health class the Participation category will include the parent/child homework assignments, contributions (written and oral) to group discussions, partner role-plays and being actively prepared to participate each day (i.e. folder and pencil). I do allow work to be completed after the due date, for partial credit, because I want the students to meet the highest standards, but cannot collect work past the end of the quarter.