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​Growth and Development Resources for Educators

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Grade 1

Additional Teacher and Parent Resources

Classroom Resources

Health and physical education lesson plans (Ophea*)

  • *Please note that the login process for the Ophea website has changed. Scroll to the bottom of their H&PE Elementary Resources page for instructions to view lesson plans.

C1.3 – Body parts

Identify body parts, including genitalia (e.g., penis, testicles, vagina, vulva), using correct terminology

C1.4 – Senses and functions

Identify the five senses and describe how each functions (e.g., sight: the eyes give the brain information about the world to help us see colours, shapes, and movement; touch: receptors in the skin tell us how things feel – if they are hot, cold, wet, dry, hard, soft; hearing: the ears pick up vibrations and send messages to the brain to help us hear sounds that are loud or soft, high-or-low-pitched; smell and taste: the tongue is covered with thousands of taste buds and the nose has tiny hairs and nerves to send messages to the brain about how things taste and smell)

Mystery bag activity

  • Fill plastic bags with different textured materials, and then place plastic bags in brown paper lunch bags.
  • Have students feel materials and describe the texture.
  • Ideas include: cold cooked spaghetti, whipped cream, rocks, jello, popcorn, pudding, toothpaste, fur fabric, and ice cubes
  • As a culmination to a five senses unit, have the children make self portraits; then glue on wiggle eyes, cotton ball dipped in perfume (nose), jingle bells (ears), sand paper (hands) and licorice (mouth). Use this caption: "[Student name] Has Five Senses"

C2.5 – Hygienic procedures

Demonstrate an understanding of and apply proper hygienic procedures for protecting their own health and preventing the transmission of disease to others (e.g., washing hands with soap, using a tissue, sleeve sneezing, brushing and flossing teeth, not sharing hats or hairbrushes)

Oral health

Hand hygiene

Lice prevention

See teacher and parent resources above

 

Additional Resources

Grade 2

Additional Teacher and Parent Resources

Classroom Resources

Health and physical education lesson plans (Ophea*)

  • *Please note that the login process for the Ophea website has changed. Scroll to the bottom of their H&PE Elementary Resources page for instructions to view lesson plans.

C1.4 – Stages of development

Outline the basic stages of human development (e.g., infant, child, adolescent, adult, older adult) and related bodily changes, and identify factors that are important for healthy living throughout life

C2.4 – Oral health

Demonstrate an understanding of and apply practices that contribute to the maintenance of good oral health (e.g., brushing, flossing, going to the dentist regularly for a checkup)

Additional Resources

Grade 3

Additional Teacher and Parent Resources

Classroom Resources

Health and physical education lesson plans (Ophea*)

  • *Please note that the login process for the Ophea website has changed. Scroll to the bottom of their H&PE Elementary Resources page for instructions to view lesson plans.

C1.3 Healthy relationships

Identify the characteristics of healthy relationships (e.g., accepting differences, being inclusive, communicating openly, listening, showing mutual respect and caring, being honest) and describe ways of overcoming challenges (e.g., bullying, exclusion, peer pressure, abuse) in a relationship

C1.4 Physical and emotional development

"Identify factors (e.g., sleep, food, physical activity, heredity, environment, support from a caring adult, sense of belonging, peer influence) that affect physical development (e.g., of hair, skin, teeth, body size and shape) and/or emotional development (e.g., of self-awareness, adaptive skills, social skills) [PS]"

C3.3 Visible, invisible differences, respect

Describe how visible differences (e.g., skin, hair, and eye colour, facial features, body size and shape, physical aids or different physical abilities, clothing, possessions) and invisible differences (e.g., learning abilities, skills and talents, personal or cultural values and beliefs, gender identity, sexual orientation, family background, personal preferences, allergies and sensitivities) make each person unique, and identify ways of showing respect for differences in others

Grade 4

Additional Teacher and Parent Resources

Lesson Plans

Health and physical education lesson plans (Ophea*)

  • *Please note that the login process for the Ophea website has changed. Scroll to the bottom of their H&PE Elementary Resources page for instructions to view lesson plans.

C1.5 - Puberty changes, emotional and social impact

Describe the physical changes that occur in males and females at puberty (e.g., growth of body hair, breast development, changes in voice and body size, production of body odour, skin changes) and the emotional and social impacts that may result from these changes

Grade 5

Additional Teacher and Parent Resources

Lesson Plans

Health and physical education lesson plans (Ophea*)

  • *Please note that the login process for the Ophea website has changed. Scroll to the bottom of their H&PE Elementary Resources page for instructions to view lesson plans.

C 1.3 - Identify the parts of the reproductive system, and describe how the body changes during puberty

C1.4 - Describe the processes of menstruation and spermatogenesis,  and explain how these processes relate to reproduction an overall development

C2.4 - Describe emotional and interpersonal stresses related to puberty

Grade 6

Additional Teacher and Parent Resources

 

Lesson Plans

Health and physical education lesson plans (Ophea*)

  • *Please note that the login process for the Ophea website has changed. Scroll to the bottom of their H&PE Elementary Resources page for instructions to view lesson plans.

C1.3 - Identify factors that affect the development of a person's self-concept

C2.5 - Describe how they can build confidence and lay a foundation for healthy relationships by acquiring a clearer understanding of the physical, social and emotional changes that occur during adolescence

C2.6 - Make informed decisions that demonstrate respect for themselves and others and help to build healthier relationships, using a variety of living skills

C3.3 - Assess the effects of stereotypes

 

Smart Board Resources

  • Anatomy Matching Game (SMART)
    This activity is a great way to review male and female reproductive systems. Participants can label the male and reproductive system diagrams. (SMART™ Notebook software required)
  • Puberty Changes Game (SMART) Step one of this activity will indicate which puberty changes happen to whom: boys, girls, or both. The second step categorizes the puberty changes into what type of changes they are: physical/ body, emotional/feeling, and social/relationship changes. (SMART™ Notebook software required.)
  • Step by Step Conception (SMART)
    Go through the process of conception step by step. Each step is placed in the correct part of the sequence. (SMART™ Notebook software required)

 

Grade 7

Additional Teacher and Parent Resources

Lesson Plans

Health and physical education lesson plans (Ophea*)

  • *Please note that the login process for the Ophea website has changed. Scroll to the bottom of their H&PE Elementary Resources page for instructions to view lesson plans.

C1.3 - Delaying sexual activity

C1.4 - Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

C1.5 - STI prevention and pregnancy

C2.4 - Sexual health and decision making

C3.3 - Relationship changes at puberty

Additional Resources

 

Grade 8

Additional Teacher and Parent Resources

Lesson Plans

Health and physical education lesson plans (Ophea*)

  • *Please note that the login process for the Ophea website has changed. Scroll to the bottom of their H&PE Elementary Resources page for instructions to view lesson plans.

C1.4 - Decisions about sexual activity and supports

C1.5 – Gender identity, sexual orientation, self-concept

Sub topic (self-esteem/self-concept)

C2.4 – Decision making, contraception

C3.3 – Relationships and intimacy

Additional Resources

Secondary School

Additional Teacher and Parent Resources

Lesson Plans

Gender identity, sexual orientation

STI prevention

Pregnancy prevention

Sexual health and decision making

Healthy relationships

Additional Resources

Community Resources

Special Needs Resources

Teacher and Parent Resources

Classroom Resources

Additional Resources


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