Health Education Standards and Resources
Kindergarten students recognize basic facts and concepts about their bodies and begin to acquire skills and practices that keep them safe and healthy. Students learn to seek help and advice from parents/guardians and other trusted adults and begin to learn how to seek reliable health information. They understand how to make good decisions about simple health issues, respect others, follow school safety rules, and be responsible.
Health Education Resources for all of Kindergarten
- Kindergarten Health Education Standards of Learning
- Kindergarten Crosswalk: Health Smart Lesson Search by Virginia SOL
- Unit 1 - Grade K - One Body and Five Senses
- Unit 2 - Grade K - My Five Senses and Body Parts
Check back for more sample lesson resources
- Al's Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices http://wingspanworks.com
- Body Worksheets and Printables http://www.education.com/worksheets/body/
- Body Systems http://interactivesites.weebly.com/body-systems.html
- Health Conscious Activities for Young Children –Anatomy http://www.dshs.texas.gov/kids/lessonplans/kanatomy.shtm
- Human Body Printables – K-2 https://www.teachervision.com/body-parts/teacher-resources/6632.html
- Human Body https://www.brainpop.com/health/bodysystems/humanbody/
- How the Body Works http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/center/htbw-main-page.html
- Human Body for Kids http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/humanbody.html
- Kids Health-human body series http://classroom.kidshealth.org/index.jsp?Grade=pk&Section=body
- My 5 Senses Learning About My World http://www.coreknowledge.org/mimik/mimik_uploads/lesson_plans/1119/K_MyFiveSensesLearningAboutMyWorld.pdf
- Making Sense of Our Senses http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/making-sense-our-senses <
- ScienceNet- My Senses http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/my-senses-tell-me/
- The Five Senses https://www.teachervision.com/body-parts/curriculum-planning/6209.html?page=2#activities
Health Promotion Including Nutrition and Physical Activity
Unit 1 - Grade K - Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Health Promotion
- Unit 1 - Grade K - Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Health Promotion
- 101 Tips for Teaching Nutrition
- AHA Elementary Lesson Plans
- AHA NFL PLAY 60 Challenge
- CDC Cover Your Cough Poster
- East Carolina University Energizers for Grades K-2
- KidsHealth PreK-2 Breakfast Teacher's Guide
- KidsHealth PreK-2 Fitness Teacher's Guide
- KidsHealth PreK-2 Food and Cooking Safety Teacher's Guide
- KidsHealth PreK-2 Germs Teacher's Guide
- KidsHealth PreK-2 Healthy Snacking Teacher's Guide
- KidsHealth PreK-2 School Lunch Teacher's Guide
- KidsHealth PreK-2 Screentime Teacher's Guide
- KidsHealth PreK-2 Sleep Teacher's Guide
- KidsHealth PreK-2 Sportsmanship Teacher's Guide
- Learning to Give - What is a Balanced Menu
- Learning to Give - What is My Plate
- Learning to Give - World Hunger
- My Plate Coloring Sheet - English
- My Plate Coloring Sheet-Blank
- My Plate Coloring Sheet-Spanish
- My Plate Maze Activity Sheet Answer Key
- My Plate Maze Activity Sheet
- NIH Eat Play Grow Curriculum
- PBS Arthur Nutrition Eat Well Lesson
- PE Central -Rush to Brush K-2
- Rainbow On My Plate 1- Teachers Guide
- Rainbow On My Plate 2 - Activity Book
- Rainbow On My Plate 3- Learning Activities 1
- Rainbow On My Plate 4- Learning Activities 2 -Answers
- Rainbow On My Plate 4- Learning Activities 2
- Saving Smiles K-5 Oral Health Curriculum
- SHAPE America Activity- Space Jamming
- Together Counts- Healthy Eating Patterns
- Together Counts-Food For Thought
- Together Counts-Job of a Nutrient
- Unit 2 - Grade K - Healthy Eating
- Unit 3 - Grade K - I Choose to Be Healthy
- Present a nutrition lesson and share games, videos, activity sheets from https://www.choosemyplate.gov/
- Have students color in a paper plate using the recommended proportions of food groups. Ask students to identify various foods that belong to each food group and encourage them to eat a variety of foods from all food groups.
- Explain why breakfast is important and give your students paper plates and stickers that represent various foods and have them create a healthy breakfast plate consistent with the groupings on myplate.gov; students can also create healthy lunch and dinner plates.
- Create a mobile or poster of the five healthy food groups and ask students to identify them (bread, cereal, rice, and pasta group; fruit group; vegetable group; meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nuts group; and milk, yogurt, and cheese group). Talk to students about why they should eat foods from each food group (different foods give your body energy to move, think, and grow).
- Have students identify fats, oils, and sweets and discuss why these should be eaten in moderation (e.g., fats and oils block blood vessels, sweets cause cavities) and have them set goals to eat more of the foods that their bodies need to grow
- Describe a variety of healthy snack foods and plan a healthy snack party
- Have students call out some of the food products they have seen advertised on television or on billboards; discuss how some of the food products advertised and sold are unhealthy and encourage them to eat five fruits or vegetables a day.
- Have a conversation with students about the benefits of physical activity and exercise (e.g., to exercise muscles, help blood flow to brain to help them think clearly, and to build a strong heart).
- Have students name different types of physical activity and specific exercises to build heart fitness (walking, running, jumping rope, swimming, hiking, playing basketball and soccer).
- Prepare a worksheet for students. Ask them to circle activities that are good for heart fitness.
- Have students talk about what they did from the time they woke up to the time they arrived at school that morning; list the different types of physical activity that they engaged in during that time. Have students talk about recess and the different types of physical activity they engage in during recess. Have students identify after-school physical activity opportunities.
- Have students engage in “Energizers“ - brief in-class physical activity exercises- during this unit and throughout the year (http://www.ecu.edu/cs-hhp/exss/upload/Energizers_for_Grades_K_2.pdf. Remind them that movement exercises keep the muscles, heart, and brain strong.
- Talk about the importance of limiting screen-time; go around in a circle and have students call out other activities that are as fun or more fun than watching TV.
- Discuss the importance of sleep as a way of resting the muscles, body, and brain after a busy day. Ask students the following questions: Why is sleep so important? How much sleep do you get every night? How do you feel when you don’t get enough sleep? What helps you fall asleep? What are dreams? What kind of dreams have you had?
- Suggest ways to calm down before sleep; give students a coloring sheet related to bedtime; have students add the things that helps them calm down before sleep through writing or drawing.
- Describe grooming – personal hygiene practices (tooth brushing, flossing, hand washing, shampooing and cleaning up) as ways to take care of body and appearance.
- Describe how germs (bacteria, viruses) are tiny, invisible organisms that may cause common illnesses (cold, flu) but that we can stop their spread by washing our hands often. Hand washing removes these bacteria and viruses.
- Have students call out situations where it is important to wash hands.
- Show a video (e.g. Children's pack Animation - Wash Your Hands https://youtu.be/07YNCFlS0iI), and then physically demonstrate proper hand washing procedures and have students go to the sink to practice
- Show a video such as: How to Brush Your Teeth Properly - For Kids https://youtu.be/hDZXSMU2lAkto demonstrate how to brush and floss correctly; have students practice in class with clean toothbrushes and water (no toothpaste).
18 Earth Day Activities https://www.kindergartenworks.com/kindergarten-teaching-ideas/holidays/18-earth-day-activities/
Purdue University - Our Changing Environment Lesson https://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/elme/kindergarten-lessons-our-changing-environment.pdf
- American Heart Association (AHA) - Elementary Lesson Plans http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Educator/FortheClassroom/ElementaryLessonPlans/Elementary-Lesson-Plans_UCM_001258_Article.jsp#.WHVMj2VNGs0
- Food Plate Game https://lesson-plans.theteacherscorner.net/health/food-plate-game.php
- Fuel Up to Play 60- 101 Tips for Teaching Nutrition in Physical Education http://westerndairyassociation.org/download/101-tips-for-teaching-nutrition-in-pe/
- Great Body Shop https://www.thegreatbodyshop.net/curriculum/k-six/topics
Kids Health Teacher’s Guides:
- Breakfast https://classroom.kidshealth.org/classroom/prekto2/personal/nutrition/breakfast.pdf
- Food and Cooking Safety https://classroom.kidshealth.org/classroom/prekto2/personal/safety/food_safety.pdf
- Healthy Snacking https://classroom.kidshealth.org/classroom/prekto2/personal/nutrition/healthy_snacking.pdf
- School Lunch https://classroom.kidshealth.org/classroom/prekto2/personal/nutrition/school_lunch.pdf
- Learning to Give - What Is a Balanced Menu? http://www.learningtogive.org/units/helping-others-feed-themselves/what-balanced-menu
- Learning to Give - What Is My Plate http://www.learningtogive.org/units/helping-others-feed-themselves/what-my-plate
- Learning to Give - World Hunger http://www.learningtogive.org/units/helping-others-feed-themselves/world-hunger
- My Plate Kids Place https://www.choosemyplate.gov/kids
- NIH We Can! Eat Play Grow site http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/
- NIH Eat Play Grow Curriculum https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/downloads//eatplaygrow.pdf
- PBS Arthur Nutrition - Eat Well http://pbskids.org/arthur/health/nutrition
- PBS Fizzy’s Lunch Lab site http://pbskids.org/lunchlab/
- PBS Fizzy’s Lunch Lab videos http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/fizzys-lunch-lab/
- PE Central Lessons http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/pelessonplans.html
- There's a Rainbow on My Plate http://www.pbhfoundation.org/pub_sec/edu/cur/rainbow/
Together Counts K-2 Nutrition curriculum http://www.togethercounts.com
- Food for Thought http://togethercounts.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Lesson_2.3_FoodforThought.pdf
- Healthy Eating Patterns http://togethercounts.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/K-2_2.1_Healthy_Eating_Patterns.pdf
- Job of a Nutrient http://togethercounts.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/K-2_2.2_Job_of_a_Nutrient.pdf
- USDA - Serving Up My Plate – A Yummy Curriculum Grades 1-2 https://www.choosemyplate.gov/kids-parents-educators https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/tn/sump_level1.pdf http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/serving-myplate-yummy-curriculum
- Action for Healthy Kids - Instant Recess, Brain Breaks, and Energizers http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/tools-for-schools/1252-brain-breaks-instant-recess-and-energizers
- Activity Breaks http://www.healthworldeducation.org/industry-trends/item/183-activity-break-5-ways-add-burst-physical-activity-classroom
- American Heart Association (AHA) - NFL Play 60 Challenge http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Educator/FortheClassroom/Play60Challenge/PLAY-60-Challenge_UCM_304278_Article.jsp#.WHVKCWVNGs0
- East Carolina University - Energizers for Grades K-2 https://www.ecu.edu/cs-hhp/exss/upload/Energizers_for_Grades_K_2.pdf
- Fuel Up to Play 60 https://www.fueluptoplay60.com/tools#tab_why-physical-activity
- Fast Breaks https://kidshealth.org/classroom/posters/nba_fit_classroom_color.pdf
- Kids Health Teacher’s Guides:
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)- We Can! Eat Play Grow site http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) Eat Play Grow Curriculum https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/downloads//eatplaygrow.pdf
- PE Central Lessons Site http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/pelessonplans.html
- Power Chargers - Quick Activity Breaks http://healthpoweredkids.org/power-chargers/
- Safe Routes to School http://www.walkbiketoschool.org
Sleep and Hygiene
- Al's Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices http://wingspanworks.com
- CDC Cover Your Cough Poster http://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/protect/cdc_cough.pdf
- CDC Hand Washing Experiment https://www.cdc.gov/bam/teachers/documents/epi_4_hand_wash.pdf
- Germs – video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYKADcR34Y8
- Getting Ready for Bed https://www.teachervision.com/healthy-lifestyle/printable/33800.html
- Hand Washing - It’s a Snap (Middle School Curriculum) http://itsasnap.org/Get-Started/Students
- Henry the Hand – 4 Principles of Hand Awareness http://www.henrythehand.com
- How to Brush Your Teeth Properly - For Kids - video https://youtu.be/hDZXSMU2lAk
- How to Wash Your Hands – video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ24EfM7sEw
- KidsHealth Teachers Guides:
- Oral Health Education: Saving Smiles Series- “Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body” http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/30/2016/08/Saving_Smiles_K-5_Oral_Health_Education_Curriculum.pdf
- PE Central – Rush to Brush - Grades K-2 http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/ViewLesson.asp?ID=922#.V7_RU8dNFho
- Seuss Sleep Book Lesson Plan http://www.brighthub.com/education/k-12/articles/20926.aspx
- Sleep Education K-2 http://school.sleepeducation.com/K-2.aspx
- Sleep – BrainPop https://www.brainpop.com/science/ecologyandbehavior/sleep/
- Super Sleep Lesson http://healthpoweredkids.org/lessons/super-sleep/
- Virginia Department of Health Dental Program http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/oral-health/
- When and How to Wash Hands http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html
- Why We Need Sleep http://www.instructorweb.com/lesson/sleep.asp
Safety and Injury Prevention
- Unit 1 - Grade K - Introducing Safety
- Unit 2 - Grade K - Exploring Safety on the Road
- Unit 3 - Grade K - What is an Emergency?
- Unit 4 - Grade K - Stay Away from Poisons
- Unit 5 - Grade K - Be Safe
- Unit 6 - Grade K - Beware of Poisons and Harmful Substances
- Unit 7 - Grade K - Emergency and Non-emergency Situations
- Unit 8 - Grade K - Sun Safety
- Have students define safety rules; post and discuss their class and school safety rules (no running, putting books away, fire drills etc.) and how each specific rule keeps them safe.
- Ask them to identify some of the safety rules they have at home (e.g., putting toys away, not touching poisons) and describe how these keep them safe.
- Talk to them about safety rules for bad weather (e.g., get inside quickly, follow adult instructions), sun safety for hot weather. Ask them to describe how these keep them safe.
Talk to students about road safety including:
- pedestrian safety (e.g., walk on the sidewalks, cross at the corners).
- motor vehicle safety - (e.g., lock door, wear a seat belt or safety seat, stay seated).
- bus safety- (e.g., safe crossing, importance of sitting forward facing in their seats)
- Show students various images of walking, riding in a car or bus, or bicycling and have them identify the safe choice.
- Use a visual graphic checklist and have students identify appropriate and inappropriate behaviors for the situations.
- Create a worksheet with children out in the sun and have them identify items that can keep them safe from the sun (e.g., sunscreen, umbrellas, shade from trees, long sleeves and pants)
- Show students various safety signs, warning labels, and symbols and have them identify their meanings.
- Discuss how medicines can help us if we do become ill; that these come in pills and liquids, and make us feel better when sick but can cause harm when misused. Stress that medicines should only be taken from adults who are there to help us stay safe and healthy (parents/guardians, teachers, school counselors, nurses and doctors). Show and discuss a safety video (e.g. Ember911.com - Poison Education - Child Safety Program - Always Ask First https://youtu.be/QgVdVscXFyQ or Poison Control Center: STOP! Ask First. https://youtu.be/YZO-drzD1_M)
- Medicines have poisoning and warning labels. Have students identify these labels on sample images and promise to tell adults if they ever see another child taking medicine without an adult. Send poison control stickers home with the students.
- Tell students that, in additions to pills and medicine, household products can also be harmful or poisonous when used improperly. Show students images of various household products and ask them to identify items that may be harmful. Remind them of the importance of asking adults about touching, ingesting or inhaling unknown substances
- Have a discussion about the people who can help in an emergency, dangerous, or frightening situation and have students identify family members, adults at school, health care professionals, and public safety figures (police, ambulance, fire) as helpers.
- Have students describe why it is important to ask adults for help in emergencies and how to ask for help.
- Give students stickers of various community and public safety figures and worksheets that reflect various situations and have them affix the stickers of someone who can be helpful in each situation.
- Demonstrate calling 9-1-1 and have students practice calling 9-1-1.
- Classroom Health Educator http://poison.vcu.edu/public/
- Fire Safety Activities https://www.vafire.com/fire-safety-education/fire-life-safety-lessonsactivities-for-kids/
- Kids Fire Safety Activity Book https://www.vafire.com/content/uploads/2016/09/Kids_Activity_Book.pdf
- Maryland DOT Pedestrian Safety Lessons for Kindergarten https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/cpsc-teachersguide.pdf
- Mr. Yuk http://www.chp.edu/injury-prevention/teachers-and-parents/poison-center/mr-yuk
- NHTSA Walkability Checklist http://www.nhtsa.gov/Driving-Safety/Pedestrians/Walkability-Checklist
- Poison Center Poster Comparing Medicines and Candy http://poison.vcu.edu/media/va-poison-center/img/materials/candy-medicine-20110626-192832.jpg
- Road Safety https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/d474215a-e90c-4bca-85ae-8ae1456d07be/resource/ce8ea229-cee5-41cd-8348-925d43d89ed1/download/4430231-2009-Street-Safe-Kindergarten-Teacher-Resource-Guide-TRG-2009-08.pdf
- Safe Routes to School Pedestrian Safety Lessons https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/cpsc-teachersguide.pdf
- Scholastic – Activities to Teach About Safety http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/activities-teach-safety
- Sesame Street Get Ready Tool Kit http://www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits/ready
- Spike Poison Prevention DVD (ages 3-6/10 minute video for loan) http://poison.vcu.edu/public/dvd.html
- Spike Poison Prevention YouTube Lesson Illustration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKkAGH0bGnY
- Stop! Ask First! (6 minute video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZO-drzD1_M
- Strangers and Trusted Adults http://archive.ncpc.org/topics/by-audience/law-enforcement/teaching-children/activities-and-lesson-plans/strangers-grades-k-1.html
- SunWise Tool Kit https://www.neefusa.org/sunwise
- Sun Safety: A Summer Safety Activity http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/sun-safety-summer-safety-activity
- Summer Safety Activity: “Its an Emergency”http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/summer-safety-activity-its-emergency
- Support Tree: Who’s Safe to Ask for Help Activity https://www.cfchildren.org/blog/2017/12/support-tree-activity/
- Teaching Your Child About 9-1-1 http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/911.html
- Virginia Poison Center http://poison.vcu.edu
Social Emotional Health
Unit 1 - Grade K - Emotions Lessons Overview
- Unit 1 - Kindergarten-Emotions Lessons Overview
- BASIC - Collection of Social Emotional Lesson Plans K-3
- Creating Safe Spaces - Social Emotional Lessons
- Fit4TheClassroom Lesson - Mood Music
- Joyful Mind Blog - Mindfulness in the Classroom-Suggestions
- KidsHealth PreK-2 Empathy Teachers Guide
- KidsHealth PreK-2 Feelings Teachers Guide
- KidsHealth PreK-2 Self Esteem Teachers Guide
- KIdsHealth PreK-2 Stress Teachers Guide
- Mindful Schools - K-5 Lesson - Introduction to Mindful Bodies and Listening
- PBS Kids - Impulse Control - Fast and Slow Then Stop
- PE Central - Emotions in Motion
- PE Central - Lesson on Feelings
- PE Central - The Feelings Hop
- PE Central - Yoga Unit - Feelings and Reactions
- PE Central - Yoga Unit - Yoga Assessment
- Scholastic - Learning About Emotions Lesson
- Teachnology Mental Health and Stress Reduction Lesson Plan
- When Grief Enters the Classroom Teachers Guide
- Unit 2 - Grade K - How Are You Feeling Today?
- Unit 3 - Grade K - Taking Turns
- Unit 4 - Grade K - Making Partners
- Building A Culture of Health Through Safe and Healthy Elementary School Recess (Grades K-5)
- CASEL Guide 2013 - Preschool and Elementary School Edition (Grades K-5)
- Compendium of Preschool Through Elementary School Social‐Emotional Learning and Associated Assessment Measures (Grades K-5)
- Implementing Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (Grades K-5)
- Improving Social Emotional Skills In Childhood Enhances Long-Term Well-Being and Economic Outcomes (All Grades)
- Mindful Schools - Mindful Bodies and Listening
- Princeton Brookings-Social and Emotional Learning (All Grades)
- PSED SEAL - Circle Time Games - Part 1 Revised (Grades K-2)
- PSED SEAL - Circle Time Games - Part 2 Revised (Grades K-2)
- Social Emotional Learning In Elementary School - Preparation for Success (Grades K-5)
- The Positive Impact of Social and Emotional Learning for Kindergarten to Eighth-Grade Students-Findings from Three Scientific Reviews (Grades K-8)
- The Pyramid Model - PBS in Early Childhood Programs and its Relation to School-wide PBS (Grades K-2)
- Toolkit for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention K-12
- Wallace Foundation 2017 - Navigating Social and Emotional Learning from the Inside Out (All Grades)
- Tell students that feelings or emotions are the way they feel inside.
- List ways that people can express feelings (your face or body can show feelings)
- Have students describe feelings (e.g., happy, sad, mad/angry, scared). Provide props with smiley and frown faces and have them indicate how certain activities/events make them feel (e.g., getting ice cream, getting sick, having a birthday party).
- Have students practice using words to identify emotions.
- Have students create a poster with pictures of people, places, and things that make them feel happy, sad, angry or scared and identify the emotions.
- Read an age appropriate story about an event where characters feel anger, frustration, fear or sadness.
- Have students: describe appropriate ways to deal with uncomfortable feelings (e.g. one good way is to talk about them); describe inappropriate ways to deal with uncomfortable feelings (starting a fight, saying bad words, breaking something); and discuss healthy ways to deal with feelings.
- Incorporate activities that encourage kindness into every class.
- Engage in activities that support Mindfulness.
- Committee for Children (CFC) Free Classroom Activities https://www.cfchildren.org/resources/free-classroom-activities/
Elementary School Counseling - Activity Ideas and Worksheets - Identifying and Expressing Feelings http://www.elementaryschoolcounseling.org/identifying-and-expressing-feelings.html
- Fit4TheClassroom – Mood Music Lesson http://stage.fit4theclassroom.com/mood
Guide for Life: 5 Skills For Personal Success - Arkansas Department of Education http://www.arkansased.gov/public/userfiles/Learning_Services/GUIDE_for_Life/Final%20GUIDE%20Manual%20Printed%20REVISED.pdf
- Having People Who Care https://www.etr.org/healthsmart/assets/File/sample-lessons/HealthSmart-GradeK-SampleLesson3.pdf
- How to Help Children Manage Fears https://childmind.org/article/help-children-manage-fears/
- Joyful Mind – Mindfulness in the Classroom Activities http://www.joyfulmind.net.au/blog/mindfulness-in-the-classroom-some-helpful-suggestions
KidsHealth.org Teacher’s Guides for PreK-2:
- Self Esteem https://classroom.kidshealth.org/classroom/prekto2/personal/growing/self_esteem.pdf
- Empathy https://classroom.kidshealth.org/prekto2/personal/growing/empathy.pdf
- Feelings https://classroom.kidshealth.org/classroom/prekto2/personal/growing/feelings.pdf
- Stress http://classroom.kidshealth.org/prekto2/problems/emotions/stress.pdf
- Learn to Be Healthy http://www.learntobehealthy.org/health-education/mental-health.aspx
Michigan Education - Online Professional Development for Social Emotional Learning
Introduction to SEL https://plp.mivu.org/Registration.aspx?section=3195
Embedding SEL Schoolwide https://plp.mivu.org/Registration.aspx?course=542
Creating a Professional Culture Based on SEL https://plp.mivu.org/Registration.aspx?section=3224
Integrating SEL - Culturally Responsive Classrooms https://plp.mivu.org/Registration.aspx?section=3226
Trauma Informed Support https://plp.mivu.org/Registration.aspx?section=2960
- Mindful Schools - Lesson - Introduction to Mindful Bodies and Listening http://www.mindfulschools.org/resources/explore-mindful-resources/
- Mindful Schools http://www.mindfulschools.org/resources/explore-mindful-resources
- Mindful Teachers Site http://www.mindfulteachers.org/p/free-resources-and-lesson-plans.html
- No Time For Flash Cards - Circle Time Lessons about Emotions http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2016/05/circle-time-lessons-about-emotions.html
- PBS Kids - Impulse Control Fast and Slow Then Stop https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/7db6cd68-1538-4961-aa11-66bcff9ec328/activity-fast-and-slow-then-stop-daniel-tigers-neighborhood/#.WR3V12VNFho
- PBS - Overview of Mindfulness http://www.pbs.org/thebuddha/teachers-guide/
- PE Central Lessons - Emotions in Motion http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/ViewLesson.asp?ID=9514#.WR3WWmVNFho
- Lesson on Feelings http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/ViewLesson.asp?ID=11039#.WR3WfWVNFho
- The Feelings Hop http://www.pecentral.org/LessonIdeas/ViewLesson.asp?ID=1636#.WR3W02VNFho
- Yoga Unit - Feelings and Reactions http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/ViewLesson.asp?ID=132948#.WR3XFWVNFho
- Rossier USC - Creating Safe Spaces - Social Emotional Lessons https://rossieronline.usc.edu/blog/bullying-prevention-lesson-plans/
- Scholastic – Learning About Emotions (Gr. K) https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/activity-plan-4-5-learning-about-emotions/
- Scholastic - Mind Up Curriculum - brain centered management and teaching strategies http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/mindup/
- Scholastic - Social and Emotional Learning: Essential Lessons for Student Success https://shop.scholastic.com/teachers-ecommerce/books/social-and-emotional-learning-essential-lessons-for-student-success-9780545465298.html
- Share My Lesson SEL Learning Resources https://sharemylesson.com/search?grade%5B0%5D=preschool&subject%5B0%5D=social_emotional_learning
- Supporting Students’ Personal and Social Competencies https://www.tn.gov/education/health-and-safety/school-climate/social-and-personal-competencies.html
- Teachnology - Mental Health and Stress Reduction http://www.teach-nology.com
- Tennessee Department of Mental Health - BASIC - A Collection of Social Emotional Lesson Plans & Activities (K-3rd grade) http://www.tnvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/A-Collection-of-Social-Emotional-Lesson-Plans-Website-Version-3-23-20152.pdf
- Wall Street Journal - Overview of Mindfulness https://www.wsj.com/articles/can-mindfulness-help-students-do-better-in-school-1424145647
- When Grief Enters the Classroom http://www.rcsdk12.org/cms/lib04/NY01001156/Centricity/Domain/12/District%20Links%20documents/grief_guide.pdf
Violence Prevention and Healthy Relationships
- Unit 1 - Grade K - Friendship and Social Skills
- Unit 2 - Grade K - How to Be a Friend
- Unit 3 - Grade K - Social Skills and Appropriate Behavior
- Have a discussion with students about what it means to be a friend and to show care and consideration for others.
- Have students identify why friends are important and ways that they cooperate and share with others.
- Have students identify their feelings (happiness) when friends cooperate and share.
- Have students identify their feelings (anger, fear, sadness) when friends do not cooperate and share
- Have students role play strategies for making friends.
- Create a reward system where students reward each other for demonstrating acceptable behavior in the classroom and at play
- Have students role play strategies for establishing social and physical barriers to include polite refusal skills, cooperation with others, and adaptation to change.
- Al's Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices http://wingspanworks.com
- Friends, Cooperative Games https://www.learningtogive.org/units/unity-community/friends
- Help Children Make a Friend http://www.kindergarten-lessons.com/help-children-make-friends/
- Key to Making Good Friends Poster and Class Friendship Book Activity http://www.elementaryschoolcounseling.org/making-and-keeping-friends.html
- Olweus - Class Meetings That Matter: A Year’s Worth of Resources for Grades K-5 http://www.hazelden.org/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?item=13746&sitex=10020:22372:US
- Kids Health Classroom www.KidsHealth.org
- PACER Elementary School Activities (Bullying) https://www.pacer.org/bullying/classroom/elementary/
- PACER Elementary School Curriculum (Bullying) https://www.pacer.org/bullying/classroom/ele-curr/
- PBS Learning Media - www.pbslearningmedia.org
Physical Education Standards and Resources
Participating in a variety of movement experiences to develop fundamental movement patterns is the primary focus of the kindergarten physical education curriculum. While children at this level vary in maturity across all movement skills, they should demonstrate continuous improvement in movement under very simple conditions. While developing fundamental skill patterns, students begin to learn key movement concepts that help them perform in a variety of educational games, dances, and gymnastics. They learn how their bodies react to vigorous physical activity. Students learn to use safe practices, cooperate with and respect others, and follow classroom rules. Experiences in physical education help them develop a positive attitude for leading a healthy, active lifestyle.
Physical Education Resources for all of Kindergarten
- Kindergarten Physical Education Standards of Learning
- All Academic Language Cards for Kindergarten
- Essential Strand Glossary – Kindergarten
- Virginia Physical Education SOLs - EIP Goal Bank
- Adapted Physical Education Goal Bank (Excel file)
- Tools for Learning Parachute Games (Grades K-2)
- Tools for Learning Dance Skills (Grades K-2)
- Tools for Learning Foot Skills (Grades K-2)
- Tools for Learning Personal and Social Responsibility (Grades K-2)
- Tools for Learning Locomotor and Manipulative Skills (Grades K-2)
- Tools for Learning Volleying and Striking Skills (Grades K-2)