Growth and Development

  • Moore Public Schools Nursing staff will be presenting the following information to students.  The objectives of this curriculum, resources to be used, and time limits are listed below according to grade level.  Please feel free to contact your child’s school nurse if you have any questions regarding this curriculum.

     

    4th Grade

    Objective

    Growth and Development provides children with an understanding of the normal pattern of physical development as boys and girls grow from childhood into adolescence.

    Resources

    Boys

    You're Not A Little Kid Anymore - by Marsh Media (Hygiene only. Puberty is not discussed)

    The clean routine! "I take a bath or shower every single day. Oil, sweat, dead skin, WASH IT AWAY! You're not a little kid anymore!" Your students will love this musical message about personal hygiene! Topic explored include bathing, hand washing, care of teeth, hair and nails and the importance of clothes that are clean and neat.

    Girls

    Always Changing –– Girls - by Always Changing

    Puberty is a series of changes that your body—and all your friends’ bodies—will go through as you grow up. It is a time when you learn to be a better leader, a better friend and a better you: growing independent, growing strong, and growing into a woman. A great way to help build your confidence is to learn more about it.  Learn what changes to expect and help to understand them.  Help to prepare for what’s ahead so you can feel more confident. Helpful tips and answers to questions many girls may have.

    Time Frame

    One Class Period

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    5th Grade

    Objective

    Growth and Development provides children with an understanding of the normal pattern of physical development as boys and girls grow from childhood into adolescence.

    Resources

    Boys

    Always Changing –– Boys - by Always Changing

    Puberty. What’s happening? This video is about growing up. Now that you’re growing up, you’ll probably notice that your body is changing in all sorts of ways. You’ll notice changes in the way you look and also in the way you feel. This is because you’re going through a stage called puberty. This is an exciting time—it’s when you start to change from being a boy to becoming a man.

    Girls

    A Girl's Journey- by Marsh Media

    Part 1: Ella confides in older sister Emily, who provides reassuring information on the physical changes to expect during puberty. Topics include: When to expect the onset of puberty, the female reproductive system, the menstrual cycle, hormones, health and hygiene, the importance of exercise, nutrition, and adequate rest.

    Part 2: Emily and her friend Andrew discuss many of the emotional and social changes that boys and girls experience during puberty. Topics include: Body image, self-esteem, peer pressure, cliques, bullying, and much more.

    Time Frame

    One Class Period

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    6th Grade

    Objective

    HIV/AIDS Awareness Education provides factual up-to-date information on the forms of the disease, the methods of transmission, and prevention of HIV & AIDS.  

    Resources

    6th Grade HIV/AIDS Power Point Presentation - Based off curriculum from the Oklahoma State Department of Health

    Time Frame

    One Class Period

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    Junior High and High School

    Moore Public Schools is required, by law, to present AIDS Prevention Education a minimum of once during the period of grade 7 and once in High School Biology. This unit of study includes AIDS Prevention Education.

    Objective

    Be aware of the forms of the disease, the methods of transmission, and prevention of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). HIV/AIDS Awareness Education will provide factual up-to-date information on the forms of the disease, the methods of transmission, and prevention of HIV & AIDS.

    Resources

    7th Grade 7th Grade HIV/AIDS Power Point Presentation - Based off curriculum from the Oklahoma State Department of Health

    High School Biology High School HIV/STD Power Point Presentation - Based off curriculum from the Oklahoma State Department of Health

    Time Frame

    Maximum of Two Class Periods

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