Welcome to Health class. I am glad to have you all in my class. This week we will meet each others and get an introduction to the class. I will send home a Syllabus. If you have any Questions let me know.
Each week we will Work on Health Topics Monday-Thursday and On Friday we will go to the Gym and Participate in SUPER Friday with PE. All students must behave and complete all assignments to participate in Gym.
Due to Hurricane Irma we have lost two days of instruction. We worked on Anti -Cyber bullying Ads. Some are really good. Very Proud of my 8th Graders.
6th Grade worked on Conflict Resolution and created comic strip using conflict resolution skills to solve a problem with out fighting.
7th Grade will complete their Anti-Cyber Bullying poster on Monday.
We have on full week before September Break.
7th and 8th This week we will be discussing Meth. One of the Most dangerous drugs in the World.
6th Grade will be discussing the 6 steps of decision making.
WHO ARE WE?
The Griffin Foundation is a non-profit organization formed for the sole purpose of raising funds beyond those currently provided by the Cobb County School District to fund elements of education such as technology enhancements, supplemental enriched curriculum, student services, additional faculty and capital improvements.
WHAT HAVE WE FUNDED THE PAST 4 YEARS?
- Awarded over $30,000 in Teacher Grants, providing additional resources and tools in the classrooms, including this past year: iPads & Kindles, Media Cart & books in Learning Commons, tuners and metronomes for Band & Orchestra
- Repainting/refurbishing of the theater; printers for all computer labs
- Headphones for all computers; picnic tables in the Memorial Garden
- Created an annual Legacy Award for two students who have achieved personal growth through perseverance
WHAT DO WE PLAN TO FUND?
- Outdoor Learning: a GMS Nature Trail, and refurbishing of Outdoor Classroom
- Annual Teacher/Classroom Grant program
- Continue technology expansion: classroom sets of laptops with cart
HOW DO WE RAISE MONEY?
- Capital Campaign: Give 2 Griffin (Fall)
- Haunted House (October)
- Student Lock – In (Winter)
HOW CAN YOU HELP OR GET INVOLVED?
- Donate to the campaign
- Volunteer to help with any of our events
- Sponsorship from your business
- Contact Kim Trumble at [email protected] for more information
6th Grade will be working on Unit 1. They will be doing a project on the Health Triangle in class. If you have any old Magazines please send them in to my class. They will also complete a Personal Health Survey.
7th Grade is working on our Tobacco Unit. They will complete a Vocabulary and a project in class.
8th Grade will be working on Lifestyle factors and Risk this week. Next week Self Esteem and complete a project.
Week one is over and Now we start We 2. We will be talking about Peer-Pressure and watching a video titles Extreme Days. It is about 4 Boys who take a road Trip and goes thru Peer-Pressure and Adversity. We will be summarizing the consequences of their actions.
I would to Welcome you to a new year and a new class. I taught Health for 17 years and then with Budget crunches we lost the allotment. Well now Health is back and I am glad. I will be posting a Syllabus by next week and let you know more about the classes. I will also be posting Permission slips for Human Growth and Development. Your child will be in the classroom Monday thru Thursday each week. If you child complete the assignments and behaves they will be allowed to participate in SUPER Friday in the gym.
Let have a Great nine week class.
My PE class will begin Racquet sports on Monday. We will Practice Pickleball, Racquetball, and Badminton. I hope the students will learn to enjoy some of these new lessons. Please have your child continue to dress out for class. We are still practicing our Pacer assessment each week. Our Champions are Nicole Knight 131 laps. Nate Lyons has 132 laps. Esteban Sanchez has 138 lap. Who will rise up to the challenge?
Please Remember to dress out for PE and Wear old Tennis shoes because we will be out side during this unit. We will play this until Thanksgiving break as long as the weather holds up.
We have one one more week after the Fall break to earn Dress out Points. We will also be grade on our Improvement on the Pacer. During the Fall Break have your child do a little running or walking to improve their cardio Fitness. Remind them this test in Important and we have been working on this since the beginning of the nine weeks.