Health and P.E. Curriculum, Articles, Surveys, Tips & More...



Always be a first-rate version of yourself, 
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. 

-Judy Garland

 
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                                                                  (ahealthteacher)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Welcome to my Health & P.E. 
Lesson Plans Webpage!




Thanks for stopping by.  I'm Mrs. S. and I love creating Health and P.E. curriculum - I just really have a knack of knowing and being able to create activities kids will love!  It's a gift I feel very blessed to share.

I have teaching certificates in P.E., Health, and Language Arts, a Master's of Education Degree, my National Board Certification in Health, and over 20 years of experience in the classroom and gym!

I started this website several years ago as a way to impart teaching tips, articles, videos, surveys, strategies, organization, and motivation to other Health and P.E. teachers.  It's turned into a treasure trove of information that I hope will help you impact the children and teens you work with. 


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Sample Some of My Lessons:
( Instagram Followers Look Here!)

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FREE

Heart Rate Lesson:




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FREE

Yoga in P.E. Class Lesson:





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FREE

Food Label Reading Lesson:



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NEW!:  7/15/15

"Is This Product Healthy?" Guessing Game and Food Label Scramble!!



Talk about a jammed-packed nutrition lesson!! 

This lesson combines MyPlate food groups with a challenging guessing game as to whether 15 products in those groups are healthy, and a fun food label reading scramble around the room to find the answers!!


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FREE
"Mission Impossible" 
Team Cooperation Game



Fun for 4th - 12th grade
P.E. or  classroom teachers alike!!


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Communicable Diseases "Go Fish" and More:
Play Any Card Game on This 52-Card Deck!




This is a real 52-card deck 
with Ace through King in 4 suits:

Each card has: 
Transmission, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention


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This resource has 100 
true story articles 
on relevant teen issues.


Teens LOVE true stories about real people, whether inspirational or tragic.

I've seen the power of these true-life stories in my own classroom!

These articles are perfect for:

- Grabbing student interest
- Engaging student's opinions
- Debates
- Daily openers
- Daily closers
-Powerful reading and writing assignments (to meet Common Core Reading and Writing standards) 
- Time-fillers
- Opening a lesson on a related topic
- Giving your teens positive ideas
- Showing teens negative consequences
- Motivating and inspiring the teens you work with!



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Interactive 
Healthy Eating Tennis Shoe FREE! - 

For Any 3rd-8th-Grade Teacher!

Make learning fun! Your students will love having these cool “Eat Healthy” tennis shoes that really lace up.

This resource is for any 3rd – 8th grade teacher who wants to help his/her students be healthy!

It's an easy lesson on the 5 food groups. 

OR, THE TENNIS SHOE IS EDITABLE TO USE FOR ANY LESSON YOU WANT!!




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Check out my other Health lessons:.. 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrs-Ss-Health-And-Pe-Resources

Full-Semester and Full Year Programs for 6th – 12th Graders:

Full Semester Health Curriculum 

(#1 Selling Health Curriculum on the TPT Website!)


Read what buyers are saying about this 
Health curriculum:

"By far, the easiest and most organized curriculum I have ever taught or seen. 
This has made my life so much easier! Thanks!" 

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"These are the most well-done units that I have ever personally seen (don't tell my wife I said that, she's a Language Arts teacher). I feel more prepared and organized than ever before and am ready to tackle this school year and have my best year yet."
 
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"Excellent curriculum.! very complete and easy to use. I have taught Health for many years and this curriculum has many new ideas which I am incorporating into my class. She leaves no stone unturned. . Worth more than I paid for it."

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Full Semester Health Curriculum Re-formatted for 3 Grade Levels


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Best-Health-Curriculum-Formatted-in-a-6th-7th-8th-Grade-Sequential-Program-889276

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Full-Year P.E. Curriculum (Best Selling P.E. Curriculum on the Whole TPT Website!)


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Best-PE-Curriculum-A-Complete-Year-Long-6th-12th-Grade-PE-Program

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Full Semester Independent Study Health Curriculum

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Independent-StudyHomeschool-Health-Curriculum-A-Unique-Impactful-Program

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Summer School/Homeschool/Alternative School Independent Study Health Curriculum

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Summer-School-Homeschool-Independent-Study-High-School-Health-Curriculum-704447

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P.E. and Health Bundle - Save 15%

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/PE-and-Health-Curriculum-Bundle-Price-Save-15-1013220"

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P.E. and 3-Level Health Bundle - Save 15%!</

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/PE-and-3-Level-Health-Bundle-Save-15-1303568

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1 to  4-Week Units:

3-Week Nutrition Unit (My #1 Selling Unit!)


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Nutrition-Unit-3-Weeks-of-Daily-Plans-190-Slide-PwrPt-Directions

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3-Week Drug Unit

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Drug-Unit-3-Weeks-of-Lessons-to-Teach-the-Danger-of-Drugs

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2-Week Alcohol Unit

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Alcohol-Unit-9-Days-of-Engaging-Lessons-116-Sld-PwrPt-20-Handouts

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1-Week Tobacco Unit

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Tobacco-Unit-Creative-Way-to-Teach-this-Subject-92-PPt-Slides10-Docs 

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3-Week Sex Ed. Unit (Makes this topic easy to teach!)


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sex-Ed-Unit-3-Weeks-of-Daily-Lesson-Plans-Packet-139-Slide-PwrPt

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4-Week-Empathy-and-Violence-Unit

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Stop-the-Bullying-A-Powerful-4-Week-Empathy-and-Violence-Unit-293414

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2.5-Week Stress Unit

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Stress-Unit-25-Weeks-of-Surveys-Worksheets-Projects-Final-Test 

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1-Week Body Systems Unit

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Body-Systems-Unit-Get-Maximum-Student-Engagement-With-This-Group-Project-1467174 

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1-Week Self-Esteem Unit

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Improving-Self-Esteem-Unit-Includes-PwrPt-and-7-Activities

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1-Week Dangerous Decisions Unit

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Dangerous-Decisions-Activity-Help-Teens-Realize-Risks-Consequences "

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1-Week Conflict Resolution Unit

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Conflict-Resolution-Unit-PowerPoint-Model-3-Practices-69654 

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1-Week Best Beginning of a School Year Ever Unit 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Best-Beginning-of-a-School-Year-Ever-Planning-Organizing-and-5-Lessons-759234

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1-Week Ending a School Year Unit

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ending-a-School-Year-Creative-Ways-to-Wrap-Up-and-Send-Students-Off

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3 to 4-Week Basketball Unit


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Basketball-Unit-Part-of-the-1-Selling-PE-Curriculum-on-TPT-1461615

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3 to 4-Week Flag Football Unit

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Flag-Football-Unit-Part-of-the-1-Selling-PE-Curriculum-on-TPT-1460548

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3 to 4-Week Volleyball Unit

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Volleyball-Unit-Part-of-the-1-Selling-PE-Curriculum-on-TPT-1460908

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Cardio Workouts and Weight Room Unit

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/PE-BUNDLE-Cardio-Full-Body-Workouts-and-Weight-Training-Activities-1418683

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50 Low Organized Games Inside the Gym Unit

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/50-Fun-Games-and-Activities-Inside-the-Gym-Bundle-1414232

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1 to 2-Week Badminton Unit-FREE!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Badminton-Unit-FREE-A-1-2-Week-Badminton-Unit-for-6th-12th-Grade-300493

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Independent Study Sex Ed. Unit

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Independent-Study-Healthy-RelationshipsSex-Ed-Unit-1556730

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Independent Study Nutrition Unit

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Independent-Study-Nutrition-Unit-1590864

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3-Week Sex Ed. Unit for Special Needs Students

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Health-for-Special-Needs-Students-3-Week-Sex-Ed-Unit-1767085

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Sub Plans:

 Motivating Articles Sub Plans (This is my #1 Selling Sub Plan!)

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sub-Plans-For-Any-Middle-or-High-School-Class-14-Motivating-Articles-Activity-111805

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Energy Drinks Sub Plans


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sub-Plans-for-Any-High-School-Class-Energy-Drinks-Dangers-Lesson-352064

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Being Above Peer Pressures Sub Plans

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sub-Plans-for-Any-Middle-or-High-School-Class-Being-Above-Peer-Pressure-965392

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Communication Skills Sub Plans

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sub-Plans-For-Any-Middle-or-High-School-Class-Communication-Skills-1649377

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Decision-Making Skills Sub Plans

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sub-Plans-for-Any-MiddleHigh-School-Class-Decision-Making-Skills-1216122

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Self-Esteem Screensaver Sub Plans

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sub-Plans-For-Any-Middle-or-High-School-Class-Self-Esteem-iPad-Screensavers-1754157

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Set of 6 Sub Plans-BEST VALUE!!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sub-Plans-for-Any-Middle-or-High-School-Class-Set-of-6-Easy-to-Teach-Lessons-343848

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Elementary Curriculum: 

5th Grade Full-Year Health Curriculum


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Elementary-Health-Made-Easy-Full-Year-5th-Grade-1185370

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4th Grade Full-Year Health Curriculum

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Elementary-Health-Made-Easy-Full-Year-4th-Grade-1714365

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3rd Grade Full-Year Health Curriculum

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Elementary-Health-Curriculum-Made-Easy-Full-Year-3rd-Grade-1841897

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Arts & Crafts Task Cards=*F*U*N*!: Projects for Classroom, Homeschool, + Parents

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Arts-Crafts-Task-CardsFUN-Projects-for-Classroom-Homeschool-Parents-1364543

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How to Improve Self-Esteem and Stop Bullying: 10 Lessons Grades 4-8

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-to-Improve-Self-Esteem-and-Stop-Bullying-10-Lessons-Grades-4-8-60627

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4 Super Fun P.E. Games

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/4-Super-Fun-PE-Games-1418831

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The MIND Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s 


The MIND diet is a mix of the Mediterranean and DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diets.  

Studies have shown that people who stuck to the MIND diet lowered their risk of Alzheimers disease by 54% AND those who followed the diet only part of the time still cut their risk by about 35%!  

You eat things from these 10 food groups:

  • Green leafy vegetables (spinach, greens): At least 6 servings a week
  • Other vegetables: At least one a day
  • Nuts: 5 servings a week
  • Berries: 2 or more servings a week
  • Beans: At least 3 servings a week
  • Whole grains: 3 or more servings a day
  • Fish: Once a week
  • Poultry (like chicken or turkey): 2 a week
  • Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil.
  • Wine: One glass a day

You avoid:

  • Red meat: Less than 4 servings a week
  • Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily
  • Cheese: Less than 1 serving a week
  • Pastries and sweets: Less than 5 servings a week
  • Fried or fast food: Less than 1 serving a week


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Are cell phones driving you crazy in class?

I have a great way to deal with cell phones if you see them...This new idea has worked great for me in my 9th grade high school class this first 
month of school.

I bought a fun lunch box from Rite Aid.





Then I called it "Mrs. S's Cell Phone Box."  I showed my students how distracting cell phones are to a teacher by asking them how many times they think a typical student interacts with their phone in one hour.  Their answers varied, but even if students averaged 10, then I wrote on the board-in one class period with a class of 30 x 10 times looking at phone for each student =300 distractions!!  In a day for me with 5 classes, that would be 1500 distractions!!  Students get this!!

I explained to my students that I am all about warnings, so if I see a phone, it goes in my cell phone box.  (If they see me walking towards them with the box they know they're busted and I really don't even need to say anything-perfect-barely distracts from the lesson!) I take their phone and write their name on a sticky note.  The first time it happens is a warning and I give them back their phone at the end of class.  I make sure they see their name on the sticky note and I tell them that next time I will turn it into the office.  Our school has a policy that a parent has to come pick it up.  If your school doesn't have a good policy, you could just keep it until the end of the school day, but be sure to lock it up if you do this!! 

My new cell phone policy has worked so well because last year when I took cell phones from students and turned them into the office, kids were so mad at me and claimed they didn't know the school policy, so this way everyone gets one warning.  Then the rest of the semester, if it goes in the Monsters, Inc. box, it goes to the office.  Good luck!


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Good website: Top 28 Healthy Snacks at: 




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Is anyone moving in the near future? 

I was going through some old files and found this packing (and buying) list 
if you're moving into a new place. 



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Tip of the Month Collection:


     Tip of the Month:         
 June 2015

Check out this must-see video:

This sweet lady changes all the make-up and sexy clothes from Bratz dolls and transforms them into dolls just like real little girls!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG-7e1vaB18



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Tip of the Month:         
 May 2015

Ever ask yourself, "Did I already pin this?" or "Did this board have special?"

If you want help keeping your Pinterest pins straight, try my FREE organization Excel spreadsheet:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pinterest-Organization-Made-Easy-FREE-Spreadsheet-Record-Keeping-System-1832284


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Tip of the Month:         
 April 2015

Check out 37 Totally fun FREE organizing ideas for your classroom or home from IKEA:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/ways-to-organize-your-entire-life-with-ikea#.lyarovrbg


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Tip of the Month:         
 March 2015

Oh my gosh-You have got to see this:  Thousands of PowerPoint Templates FREE!

They are GREAT!  

Here is one of my favorites:  

 

http://www.free-power-point-templates.com/popular-powerpoint-slide-design/


I just used this template in my newest "Parent-Teen Homework" called "Family Medical History Homework" if you want to see how the template looks! Click on the FREE preview :)

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Click here to 
see all 50 of my other
FREE Tips of the Month
(I have them all the way back to Jan. 2011!)         
 
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Survey of the Month Collection:  


Click here to 
see all 32 of my other
FREE Surveys
(I have them all the way back to Jan. 2011!) 

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Article of the Month Collection:  




Feb. 2015


Study: Lack of exercise, not overeating, 

likely to blame for obesity epidemic



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Click here to 
see all 41 of my other
FREE Articles of the Month
(I have them all the way back to Jan. 2011!)
 
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Trends in Health Newsletters-FREE! 


My 1st "Trends in Health Newsletter"
 is on the dangers of 
the drugs "Molly" and "Bath Salts"

-A 27-slide PowerPoint, lesson ideas and links to awesome videos are included!


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My 2nd "Trends in Health Newsletter"

This one is on the dangers of 
E-Cigarettes...


-An 8-slide PowerPoint to use for 
teaching your students is included!



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My 3rd "Trends in Health Newsletter"
This one is on "Which Diets are Best?...



FREE! at:
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#4:  Creating Your Own Happiness:
Learning to Smile Within!


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Trends-in-Health-Newsletter-Create-Your-Own-Happiness-Learning-to-Smile-Within-1393005

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#5: "Empowering Teenage Girls"

Life these days for girls can be tough! It can be hard for a girl to feel good about herself and stay immune from depression, eating disorders, bullying, and feeling bad about her body after reading a magazine! Get this newsletter and bundle of ideas, surveys, handouts, art projects, PPts, and more to empower the teenage girls you know. 

Use the step-by-step instructions and examples included to start a "Girl Group" at your school! 


  

#4: "Empowering Teenage Girls"

Life these days for girls can be tough! It can be hard for a girl to feel good about herself and stay immune from depression, eating disorders, bullying, and feeling bad about her body after reading a magazine! Get this newsletter and bundle of ideas, surveys, handouts, art projects, PPts, and more to empower the teenage girls you know. 

Use the step-by-step instructions and examples included to start a "Girl Group" at your school! 



  
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Have some fun with my 2 collaborative cookbooks!
        
1. Christmas Recipes

46 holiday favorite recipes!