Lesson Plan : Health & Fitness

Teacher Name:
 Sharon Andrews
Grade:
 Grade 2
Subject:
 PE and Health

Topic:
 Health & Fitness
Content:
 This lesson would be in a full classroom setting. A bulletin board could be arranged with a cut out of dinner plate in the middle and then blank space around it to allow for students to add healthy food choices.
Goals:
 The student acquires the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain an active life: movement, physical fitness, and nutrition. Understands relationship of nutrition and food nutrients to body composition and physical performance.
Objectives:
 Understands how the body’s function and composition are affected by food consumption. Develop and monitor progress on personal nutrition goals based on national dietary guidelines and individual needs. Describes how each food group contributes to a healthy body. Example: Describes that dairy products build strong bones. Students will review the 5 food groups along with their health benefits. Students will be given an assessment to find out if they can name all 5 good groups; name a food in that food group (2 or more); what is their favorite food in that food group; how each food group keeps you healthy. Explains importance of eating a variety of healthy foods to reduce health risks and promote growth with 75% accuracy. Example: Explains eating a variety of healthy foods reduces risk of illness, obesity, and promotes healthy vision, bones, heart. Students will cut out/draw food items to be placed on a worksheet with a dinner plate to show they know what a balanced dinner looks like. Understands information from dietary evaluation and self-assessment in order to improve performance. Summarizes number of servings from each food group in a meal according to the food pyramid. Able to draw or identify foods from the good groups with 90% accuracy. Students will complete a blank food pyramid chart indicating the number of servings and the types of food that belongs in the food pyramid chart.
Materials:
 Construction paper, scissors, crayons, pencil, and a dietary food guideline pyramid. Computer access for games on My Pyramid.
Introduction:
 Students have learned about good nutrition in previous grades. The purpose of this lesson is to continue to build on their knowledge of good health and eating habits. Students will describe how each food group contributes to a healthy body. Students will review the dietary food pyramid and go over the basic parts of the pyramid and how it relates to them.
Development:
 Will discuss what foods are healthy based upon the pyramid. Student should be able to understand how the body’s function and composition are affected by food consumption. Describe how dairy products such as milk, eggs and cheese help build strong bones. Read the book “A Kid’s Guide to Food and Nutrition to the whole class. This book is an easy read so it should take about 15 minutes plus answering questions from students. As a class we will talk about what we ate for dinner the previous night and how it fits into the pyramid. Will give examples of what is health meal and what isn’t.
Practice:
 Creating a chart similar to the food pyramid a head of time and having a few item already placed will show students what is expected and helps with the students’ understanding of what the task is. Students could place pre-made pictures of fruit, vegetables, dairy and protein items onto the chart. This would allow for movement of the students as well as more of a hands on approach of what goes where. The pre-made pictures could be made large enough for their hands in case they had problems with manipulation of items.
Accommodations:
 All students should be able to share and draw what they ate. Adequate time will be given for students to draw and color their pictures. Students with learning disabilities come with unique challenges and require a much more structured approach. Instruction needs to be tailored to their learning abilities. Frequently checking with students to make sure a clear understanding of the task will be helpful in any alternation of the lesson. Instead of having students draw pictures of food items, students will have magazines to cut out and paste pictures of food items onto pre-cut construction paper. By providing step by step instruction and focusing on one food group at a time will help. Modeling what food to cut out and how to glue it to the construction paper will help provide a positive point of direction.
Checking For Understanding:
 Students will be assessed informally. The students will show understanding by having drawing pictures of the dietary foods. Assessment will be in a form of a worksheet with a blank dinner plate. Students will cut out/draw food items showing a balanced dinner. Students will be assessed if they used proper color of the food items 90% of the time. Drawings should be legible and somewhat recognizable. However, students will not be assessed on how well they drew their pictures. Students will be assessed if they can explain how eating healthy food help their bodies through a worksheet that allows for students to write or fill in the blanks from a word bank. Key words will be vision, heart and bones. Students will also be assessed if they can name all food groups verbally with their serving size with a 75% accuracy. Students will complete a blank food pyramid chart indicating the number of servings and the types of food that belongs in the food pyramid chart.
Closure:
 As students complete their drawings, they will be place around the “dinner plate” bulletin board. When students are finished with their drawings they will log into the My Pyramid website for further exploring of games and interactive activities.

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