Mr. Steve Johnson
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6th Grade Curriculum Night Handout
7th Grade Curriculum Night Handout
8th Grade Curriculum Night Handout
Students will have health for one trimester each year in grades six through eight. The Healthy Family Living Mastery Outcomes contain the goals for students; however, to get a general idea of what is studied in Healthy Family Living, it’s a great idea to look at your child’s health textbook. These are the major units of study in health education:
- Personal Health/Wellness
- Mental/Emotional/Intellectual and Social Health
- Physical Development, Structure and Function of the Human Body
- Substance Abuse Prevention
- Prevention and Treatment of Illness and Disease
- Safety and First Aid
At each grade level previous knowledge is reviewed, and new information is added. The Mastery Outcome may change, but will still incorporate the main subject areas.
Major assignments in the sixth grade may include a drawing and oral presentation of a specific body system, a food labeling activity, a disease poster project involving research in the IMC and on the internet, and a "MyPlate" poster.
A few of the major assignments that the students may complete in seventh grade are a character collage, a research PowerPoint or "Prezi" about a specific disease, and a drug information poster/PowerPoint.
Major assignments in eighth grade may include a self evaluation of eating habits, a stress-release manual, a responsible choices role-playing project, and CPR certification on adult, child and infant mannequins.
I am available (with prior notice) for students to receive help before and after school, or during recreation time. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time, if you have questions or concerns about the curriculum, assignments or grades. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call and leave a message on my voicemail (708-246-7339). I will return your call or email as soon as possible.
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Materials Needed for Class:
- Textbook (Health and Wellness)
- Pen or Pencil
- Spiral Notebook (For notes and Bell Work)
- 2 Pocket Folder (or separate pocket in Pendaflex)
- Assignment Notebook
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Students are graded on a total point system. Projects, tests and quizzes are worth more points than homework assignments.
You may always check grades on Skyward, or email me if you have a concern regarding a grade. On Skyward, if an assignment is blank, it does not mean a grade is missing, it may not have been recorded yet. It is missing if there is a zero in the blank. Grades lower than 50 will be entered as a 50 but a comment will indicate what the actual score was.
Classes will consist of various types of learning possibilities (including lecture with notes, group work, individual projects, oral presentations, problem-solving exercises, vocabulary worksheets, role-playing, etc.)
Students will not always receive daily homework assignments in health. However, if a student did not complete an assignment in class, he/she will usually be allowed to take it home to complete it. One letter grade will be deducted for each day that an assignment/project is late.
Students are given the opportunity to earn extra credit in several different ways during the trimester, including bringing articles for the HEALTH NEWS BULLETIN BOARD.
If a student misses class, it is his/her responsibility to see me to get make-up work. If it is because of Band or something similar, the student must see me before the end of that same day in case there is necessary homework or a test scheduled for the next day. If students are absent from school, they should see me the day that they return to check on what was missed while absent. If necessary, I will allow extra time to complete the make-up work, if the student discusses this with me prior to when it is due.
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Students are expected to be on time, be prepared for class with necessary assignments and materials, and be respectful to others and their property.
- Raise your hand and wait to be called on for questions and comments – be recognized.
- Do not leave garbage lying around; throw it away before you leave.
- No pop or food in the classroom – no exceptions.
- Be respectful and responsible!
- Avoid interrupting others who are speaking.
- Attend class and be on time – be seated before the tardy signal.
- Your grade will be based on the collection of points for assignments, projects, presentations, classroom activities, participation, quizzes and exams.
- Bring a pen or pencil to class each day.
- Do class work and homework legibly.
- Be responsible for getting make-up work after an absence and turning it in the next day.
- Give 100% effort at all times.
- Do your own work unless you are supposed to work with someone else.
- You will earn the grade you get!
** All Homework will be posted on Skyward **
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A Note About Me
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