Students learn about, discuss, and participate in projects that focus on mental, physical, and social health. The goal is to make this class personal to each student. How and why is being a healthy person important to each individual?
Guest speakers come into class occasionally to provide information about health related topics and careers.
Students participate in a variety of activities that focus on physical fitness, gross and fine motor skills, and a life-long enjoyment of physical activity. Units are based on popular sporting activities and the skills that support them.
Younger students focus on basic motor activities such as running, skipping, balancing, throwing, and catching. Sharing, following rules, and getting along with others is also a point of emphasis.
Older students incorporate those same skills, but often extend them into games and activities that add a competitive aspect.
In the middle of the school year, an extensive unit based on physical fitness is presented to the students. The goal of the unit is to practice activities that strengthen the muscular and cardiovascular systems of the body. Most of the activities in this unit can be done at home, as well as at school, further encouraging the idea that physical fitness is a lifetime commitment.