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Health Grade K State Curriculum


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The Pencil icon represents key indicators of the MMSR Kindergarten Assessment.

Standard 1.0 Mental and Emotional Health

Students will demonstrate the ability to use mental and emotional health knowledge, skills, and strategies to enhance wellness.
For more Kindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Communication

Indicator

  • 1. Recognize methods of communication.

Objective

  1. Demonstrate positive communication among peers.

Topic

B. Emotions

Indicator

  • 1. Examine emotions and responses to various situations.

Objectives

  1. Identify basic emotions/feelings.
  2. Demonstrate expression of basic emotions/feelings.

Topic

E. Character Traits

Indicator

  • 1. Identify positive and negative character traits, contributing to one’s uniqueness

Objectives

  1. Identify character traits contributing to your uniqueness.
  2. Identify actions to make a friend.


Standard 2.0 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

Students will demonstrate the ability to use drug knowledge, decision-making skills, and health enhancing strategies to address, the use, non-use, and abuse of medications, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
For more Kindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Medicine

Indicator

  • 1. Identify appropriate uses of medicine.

Objectives

  1. List common medicines.
  2. Discuss safe use of medicines.


Standard 3.0 Personal and Consumer Health

Students will demonstrate the ability to use consumer knowledge, skills, and strategies to develop sound personal health practices involving the use of health care products, services, and community resources.
For more Kindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Personal Health Maintenance

Indicator

  • 1. Identify ways to care for your body.

Objectives

  1. Identify why it is important to keep your body clean such as preventing diseases, smelling nice, looking nice.
  2. List ways you can keep your body clean such as taking a bath or shower, shampooing hair, washing your hands, wearing clean clothes, and brushing your teeth.
  3. List the proper steps for hand-washing.


Standard 4.0 Family Life and Human Sexuality

Students will demonstrate the ability to use human development knowledge, social skills, and health enhancing strategies to promote positive relationships and health growth and development throughout the life cycle.
For more Kindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Family Unit

Indicator

  • 1. Define a family unit.

Objectives

  1. Define what is a family.
  2. Label who is in your family.
  3. Explain/Interpret where you fit in your family structure.
  4. Analyze family structures in media.


Standard 5.0 Safety and Injury Prevention

Students will demonstrate the ability to apply prevention and intervention knowledge, skills, and processes to promote safe living in the home, school, and community.
For more Kindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Emergencies

Indicator

  • 1. Recognize how to respond appropriately to emergency situations.
  • AssessedWSS VII C2 Shows beginning understanding of and follows health and safety rules.

Objective

  1. Explain how to respond to emergency situations such as tell an adult and call 911.

Topic

B. Safety Rules and Procedures

Indicator

  • 1. Identify ways to be safe when outdoors.

Objective

  1. Identify how to cross a street safely, including Look (left, right, left), Listen, and Think.

Indicator

  • 2. Identify actions to stay safe from fires.

Objectives

  1. Describe ways to prevent accidentally starting a fire.
  2. Demonstrate skills to keep safe from fires.

Indicator

  • 3. Identify ways to be safe in a car.

Objective

  1. List safety rules for being a good passenger, for example wear a seat belt, sit quietly, sit in child safety seat, and always ride in the back seat.

Indicator

  • 4. Tell what to know when lost (separated).

Objectives

  1. Notify a trusted adult.
  2. Designate a location to meet.
  3. Express personal information such as name, phone number, address, parents’/caregivers’ name, school, and group.


Standard 6.0 Nutrition and Fitness

Students will demonstrate the ability to use nutrition and fitness knowledge, skills, and strategies to promote a healthy lifestyle.
For more Kindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Responses to Food

Indicator

  • 1. Identify the relationship between food and the senses

Objectives

  1. Compare foods that have different smells.
  2. Tell why food appearance affects food choices, such as color, shape, and texture.

Topic

B. Food Production

Indicator

  • 1. Tell the source of different foods.

Objective

  1. Identify foods that come from different sources, such as plant and animal.

Topic

C. Manners

Indicator

  • 1. Define proper eating manners

Objective

  1. Demonstrate proper eating manners, such as chew with mouth closed, don’t talk with mouth full, don’t reach across the table, and don’t grab food from others’ plates.

Topic

E. Food and Health

Indicator

  • 1. Recognize the relationship between food and health.
  • AssessedWSS VII C2 Shows beginning understanding of and follows health and safety rules.

Objectives

  1. Explain how food affects the body.
  2. Discuss how media influences food choices.

Topic

F. Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines

Indicator

  • 1. Identify food categories.

Objectives

  1. Name the food groups.
  2. List examples in each food group.


Standard 7.0 Disease Prevention and Control

Students will demonstrate the ability to apply prevention and treatment knowledge, skills, and strategies to reduce susceptibility and manage disease.
For more Kindergarten assessment information view the Fall Exemplars and Spring Exemplars .

Topic

A. Disease Classification

Indicator

  • 1. Define disease.

Objective

  1. Define the word disease.

Topic

B. Prevention Practices

Indicator

  • 1. Identify ways to reduce risk for becoming sick.
  • AssessedWSS VII C1 Performs self-care tasks competently.

Objectives

  1. List actions to prevent illness, such as washing hands, covering sneeze/cough, and getting immunized (shots).
  2. Describe and demonstrate correct actions to prevent illness.
  3. Describe when hands should be washed, such as before preparing/eating food, after restroom use, and other appropriate times.