The “Substance Use and Addictions” activity packet is designed to meet the curriculum expectations for the Ontario Grade 1 Health curriculum. This packet has students:
- Identify habits and behaviours that can be detrimental to health, and explain how people can be encouraged to adopt healthier alternatives.
This activity packet includes 5 lessons and related activity worksheets that help students to understand the difference between "Healthy Habits" and "Harmful Habits." It is explained to students that "healthy habits" are habits that are good for us and our bodies. "Harmful Habits" are habits that are not good for us or our bodies. Students are encouraged to come up with solutions to harmful habits. These solutions help to turn harmful habits into healthy habits. There are a variety of activity worksheets included in this packet and most of the activity worksheets has a cut-and-paste response for students who are limited with their writing skills and an activity worksheet that allows for some writing. Any terms that need to be explained to students are defined and outlined in each of the lessons. Each lesson includes a lesson introduction, a core learning activity and a lesson consolidation.
Some of the harmful habits discussed in this packet include:
- Sitting and watching TV or playing video games instead of exercising;
- Eating sometimes foods more than everyday foods from each of the four food groups;
- Speaking negatively about oneself;
- Not sleeping as much as they should;
- Smoking and breathing in second-hand smoke;
If you have any questions about this packet or the lessons included in this packet, please feel free to contact me. I would be more than happy to answer your questions.