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Class Introduction:THE GREAT BODY SHOP is a nationally recognized comprehensive health and substance abuse prevention program used by preschool, elementary and middle schools throughout the US. The program meets all state and national standards and guidelines.
THE GREAT BODY SHOP integrates health teaching along with the following:
Substance Abuse Prevention
Social and Emotional Health
Violence Prevention (including bullying)
Reading, Communication, Technology and other Learning Skills
I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! I am excited to be back for another school year. Health this year will begin at Trailside Elementary on August 26 and run through September 6th. Two week rotations for health classes at Gladys Wood will begin September 9th. Art and health will continue to rotate every two weeks. Our first unit is all about Safety, which is an excellent topic to start the school year! Younger students will learn "15 Ways to Stay out of Trouble" through puppets and song, while the upper grades will focus on what to do in emergencies and all about water, fire and home safety.
All classes will also have a lesson on personal safety during the first quarter as mandated by the Anchorage School District. Trailside lessons will occur the week of September 30th and Gladys Wood lessons will occur the week of October 7th. It is important that you remind your child that no one has permission to touch him or her in unsafe or uncomfortable ways. This includes touching private areas of the body as well as hitting and other types of hurtful behavior. Please talk with your child about trusted adults at home, at school and in the community with whom he or she can discuss safety issues. Knowing that he or she can turn to a number of caring adults is important to your child's sense of well-being. Whenever a child feels hurt, threatened or frightened at school, we ask that he/she tell an adult immediately. If you have any questions or would like to view the ASD health curriculum phone me at school or send an email to Hallinan_Amy@asdk12.org.
Here are the parent bulletins from Great Body Shop describing our first quarter unit by grade level:
Kindergarten- How to Stay Safe
First Grade- Look Out!
Second Grade- Let's Stay Safe
Third Grade: Safe at Home, Safe Away
Fourth Grade- Community Safety
Fifth Grade- First Aid Facts
Sixth Grade- Keep This Body Safe
Kindergarten- personal safety
Kindergarten- My Body Is Special
September 3, 2019
Welcome to School Year 2019- 2020
I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! I am excited to be back for another school year. Health this year will begin at Trailside Elementary on August 26 and run through September 6th. Two week rotations for health classes at Gladys Wood will begin September 9th. Art and health will continue to ...
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December 21, 2018
Human Growth and Development Units
Human growth and development health instruction will begin in February and March of 2018. These units are part of the Anchorage School District’s approved health curriculum and were on display at fall registration. Here is a quick review and additional informational resources for the ASD Human Gro...
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January 26, 2018
Medicine Safety and Substance Abuse Prevention
February (and part of January) in the Great Body Shop we are learning about drugs and their effects on the body. Please take some time to talk about this subject with your child. Let him or her know your views on drugs. Talk about the values in your family. Many teens who take drugs say that t...
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