This unit is based on the outcomes for the Saskatchewan Health Curriculum, but will meet the outcome needs of Grade 2 Health dealing with thoughts, feelings and actions and how students can deal with their experiences. There are five lesson plans that include children's literature suggestions and activity suggestions for students. There is also a word wall for feelings and a checklist of I Can Statements for this unit.
Determine how healthy snacking preferences influence personal health
Develop a common understanding and use of respectful language used to talk about snacking (diet, food, preferences, likes/dislikes, energy, healthy/unhealthy, sugar, portions)
Investigate the role food and water play in being healthy (food – energy; vitamins – growth; water – 2/3 of one’s body composition, regulates body temperature, eliminates waste)
Discuss how to determine if a snack is healthy/unhealthy (reflect on what is known, gather information)
Examine, sample and describe (taste, look, smell, feel, sound) a variety of healthy snacks
Investigate benefits of healthy snacking (including, but not limited to growth and development, increased concentration, healthy weight, improved oral health)
Illustrate how healthy snacking provides sustained energy throughout the day
Examine why people choose particular snacks (culture, cost, preference, availability, media)
Recognize a variety of snacking patterns (three meals a day with few snacks, times of day/night for snacking)
Examine personal preferences for snacking (class survey)
Follow my store to be updated when other Grade 2 Health units are added
Other Grade 2 Health Resources
Unit 1: Influences on Thoughts, Feelings and Actions
Illness and Disease
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