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Lesson 3: Having People Who Care


Students identify people in the lives of kindergarteners who care about them and want them to be healthy. They talk about why it is important to have family, friends and people at school who care about them, and draw a picture to illustrate some of these people in their lives. They take home a family sheet to help them talk with parents or other adult family members about people who care.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify people in their lives who care about them.
  2. Explain the importance of talking with parents and other trusted adults about feelings.
  3. Demonstrate how to ask a trusted adult for help with strong feelings.

SEL Connection

  • relationship skills

Time: 50 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • MEH-6: Get help for troublesome thoughts, feelings or actions for oneself and others.
  • MEH-8: Establish and maintain healthy relationships.
  • MEH-9: Practice habits that promote mental and emotional well-being.
  • SH-2: Establish and maintain healthy relationships.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.2.1: Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.
  • Standard 2: Analyzing Influences
  • Performance Indicator 2.2.1: Identify how the family influences personal health practices and behaviors.
  • Standard 3: Accessing Resources
  • Performance Indicator 3.2.1: Identify trusted adults and professionals who can help promote health.
  • Standard 4: Communication
  • Performance Indicator 4.2.1: Demonstrate healthy ways to express needs, wants, and feelings.
  • Standard 8: Advocacy
  • Performance Indicator 8.2.1: Make requests to promote personal health.
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