Grade 6 Health

Exploring what it means to be Health Literate...

What is an enduring understanding? What are essential questions? What do they mean?

An enduring understanding is the "big idea" or the main concept we hope to gain a deeper understanding of by the end of a unit. The understanding we acquire is meaningful and will last over time.

Essential questions help us learn more about the enduring understanding. By exploring and answering the essential questions, we are able to make authentic or real connections to the enduring understanding.


What is our enduring understanding and essential questions for health?

Enduring Understanding
  • Health is a complex system with many moving parts and every choice we make impacts our physical, mental and emotional well-being

Essential Questions
  • What are health benefits from physical activity?
  • How do our choices affect our health and safety?
  • What skills are needed to create and maintain healthy relationships?

The following health strands will be covered and assessed throughout this unit:

Health Benefits from Physical Activity
Students will understand, experience and appreciate the health related fitness benefits that result from physical activity.

Benchmarks: Functional Fitness, Body Image, Well-Being
Personal Wellness Choices
Students will make responsible and informed choices to maintain health and to promote safety for self and others

Benchmarks: Personal Health, Safety and Responsibility
Relationship Choices
Students will develop effective interpersonal skills that demonstrate responsibility, respect and caring in order to establish and maintain healthy interactions

Benchmarks: Understanding and Expressing Feelings, Interactions, Group Roles and Processes


Formative Assessments... How will they look like?

Taking an active part in our learning is key to further our understanding of health literacy. Throughout our journey into health, you will document your learning using your blogs and shared Google docs.
  • You will create blog posts to document your new understandings
  • You will make your thinking visible using Google docs during different learning experiences and for formative assignments
  • We will spend time in class synthesizing the information we have learned, making connections to the enduring understanding and essential questions for Health
  • Instructions will be provided for how your blog posts should like - be sure to follow the step by step directions carefully!

Summative Assessment... How will we synthesize our understanding at the end of the unit?

The formative blog posts and shared Google docs will serve to help track your growth and shift in thinking with respect to health. Using the knowledge you have gained, you will synthesize your new understanding of our enduring understanding for health. This will be in the form of a thinking routine, CSI (Color-Symbol-Image)


Achievement Descriptors and Grades in MS

Grades Reported into Veracross
Category
Descriptor
7
Criteria Exceeded
Student work exceeds the criteria for achievement of the learning goal(s) in original and insightful ways. Work reflects a consistent and thorough understanding of the content, concepts or skills. There is strong evidence of analysis, synthesis, and/or evaluation.
5-6

Criteria
Clearly Mastered
Student work demonstrates achievement of the learning goal(s) in original and insightful ways. Work reflects a consistent understanding of the content, concepts or skills. There is clear evidence of analysis, synthesis, and/or evaluation.
3-4

Criteria Met
Student work demonstrates achievement of the learning goal(s). There are no major errors or omissions regarding any of the content, concepts or skills. There may be some evidence of analysis, synthesis and/or evaluation.
2
Criteria Not
Met
Student work demonstrates a limited achievement of the learning goal(s), This is an area of concern and students who score in this range will have the opportunity to be assessed again.
1
Well Below Criteria
Student work shows minimal achievement towards the learning goal(s). This is a serious area of concern and students who score in this range will have the opportunity to be assessed again.


Learning Habits Assessment Across Middle School

Learning Habits will be reported separately from academic achievement.  This does not diminish the importance of the Learning Habits.  

The following learning habits that are aligned to our core values will be measured throughout the year. Students will receive ongoing feedback on the Learning Habits. Teachers should provide feedback on learning habits at least three times during the quarter. Continuous low performance (2 or 1) on learning habits may prevent students from participating in school activities and will be considered in making decisions about promotion and retention of students.  

  • Inclusive - Demonstrates respect for others and the community and works collaboratively with others.
  • Perseverance/Risk taker - Exhibits perseverance when faced with challenges.
  • Curious - Exhibits an active learning style which demonstrates a commitment to deepening their understanding.
  • Responsible - Demonstrates responsibility by arriving prepared for class with assignments and materials.

The following four point scale will be used to give feedback on learning habits:

1
Needs Improvement
2
Developing
3
Good
4
Exemplary

16 comments:

  1. 3. What is one wonder or question you may have about Grade 6 Health?

    Are we going to learn which sport is the best for you, considering injuries, calorie burn, muscle usage, and overall the best for your health?

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  2. For this homework, I decided to work on this question:
    What is something new you have learned about Grade 6 Health?

    I learned how Graded 6 Health class isn't only about health, but is also about decisions and choices we make, and also a lot of communication, such as by partner works. As an example, one of the things we learned today, was how one choice can put impact on our physical, and emotional welfare. This was surprising to me, and made me want to learn more about it!

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  3. 1. What is something new you have learned about Grade 6 Health?

    I learned that Graded 6 Health is not just about health, it's also about choices and relationships. I also learned that choices are important and it could be good or bad depending on what you do.

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  4. What is something new you have learned about Grade 6 Health?

    I learned that health isn't just about being healthy or eating healthy foods. Of course this one of the definitions of health but today, I learned that health is also about making choices that can affect our future in a positive or negative manner. These choices we make can occur on Graded Campus or off Campus but one thing I am certain about is that health will teach all of us to make these decisions in the best way and most favourable way as possible. All of our choices will influence who we are as a person and what our achievements will be in the future. We have the power and responsibility to choose. In conclusion, I really think I have learned a lot about health itself and how it really impacts the present and future of every one of us. I am enjoying every second of our class and I feel that I am having a growth mindset on health because I am learning so much facts or things that I haven't learned yet. I can't wait to learn more!!!

    Felipe .M

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  5. The question I have decided to answer on this comment is: What is something new you have learned about Grade 6 Health?

    Grade 6 Health is a class in which is needed total understanding of the concepts on all circumstances. It is a quarter long class and teaches you how to manage everything that happens to us during time. Health is one of the most essential aspects about life. How YOU deal with your body. On the first day we got to work with partners for almost all the period and to search and get more familiar to the Grade 6 Health blog. A new thing that I've learned during this first day of class is that health is EVERYWHERE and that it depends a lot on the decisions that we make for ourselves. Every decision has a consequence. Health is a class in which I suppose will be mentioned a lot about independence and most of the core values. I hope to have a great quarter at Health class!

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  6. 1-)I learned that we are going to have sometimes in life that we are going to chose the path we are going to take and that can affect my future.

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  7. 3. What is one wonder or question you may have about Grade 6 Health?
    I wonder if grade 6 health is going to talk about those essential questions and enduring understandings. Also, I want to know if we are going to learn only one type through the whole month or if we are going to learn many types of it

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  8. What is one of the things I have learned in health?

    I never thought health would be very important and very helpful for me. We worked on words and things that I didn't know before. Health will show me the path I should go and that can help us in the future. Health should be a very helpful class. I hope I understand and never fall behind.

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  9. What is something you have learned about Grade 6 Health?

    I learned that in Health we will be doing a lot of things with partners so we will have to communicate a lot. Also, I learned that one choice can affect your physical and emotional welfare. This was pretty surprising to me.

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  10. What is something new you have learned about Grade 6 Health?

    I have learned many things about health in only on class. Already taking conclusions on that, it shows we have much more to learn. I learned that health is just like a vast jungle with many places to explore and learn about. I also learned that the choices we make impact our health physically, mentally, and even emotionally! I also learned that we will be researching a lot and focusing on a topic that we will create an enduring understanding of. Then we will ask essential questions about the understanding, to know even more and be clearer on that enduring understanding. The health strand I most want to learn about is 'Personal Wellness Choices'. I want to have an enduring understanding on that. Get ready Health 6! 'Cause I'm comin' in!

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  11. What is something new you have learned about Grade 6 Health?

    I learned that we will learn about Sleep Benefits, How to Eat Better and Choices. In the first class we learned about enduring understanding and essential questions. I Hope we learn stuff that will help me feel and and do better, in P.E and other classes!

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  12. #3 What is one wonder or question you may have about Grade 6 Health?
    I wonder what we are going to learn about and what should we do to stay healthy.

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  13. 3. Are we going to talk about how to keep your mind healthy and happy?

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  14. I have learned that health is not only about our body, it is also about what you think and do.

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  15. What are health benefits from physical activity?

    I have learned the benefits of sleeping longer and now I will valorize sleep more (take it more seriously).

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    1. I wonder if were going to learn what foods are good and bad for you.

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