Grades K-5 Elementary

HORACE MANN, HOOVER, LINCOLN, ROOSEVELT AND WINTHROP

INTRODUCTION
The Melrose School Department has adopted the Health Promotion Wave (HPW) curriculum which is a student centered K-12 comprehensive health curriculum. Skills and knowledge taught in the early grades are reinforced and built upon in later grades. HPW is a researched-based curriculum that is aligned with the Massachusetts Health Frameworks and National Standards. Content areas that will be covered connect the classroom with the home, school and community. Additionally, HPW is a health literacy program that meets the needs of every student.

SHARED GOAL
The elementary health program will develop health literacy in children who through specific learning activities gain the knowledge, skills and behavior in all areas critical to healthy living.

SCHEDULING
K-5 classes meet once per week for a 40 minute lesson throughout the school year. Lessons include health content areas, student activities, evaluation and assessments and other educational tools that are used to accommodate a variety of learning styles within each classroom.

SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
Below please find an outline of our scope and sequence for grades K-5. A more definitive description of each content area will be posted in the near future. The Human Growth and Sexuality unit will be introduced in grade 5 for both boys and girls. A parental information letter will be linked to this site in order to provide additional information concerning the Human Growth and Sexuality as well as an option for families to opt out of this content area.

Scope and sequence, K-5

CONTACTS: STAFFING AND SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS

NameTitleSchool
Stephen FogartyDirector of Health, Physical Education, Family and Consumer Sciences and AthleticsMelrose High School
Caylan Kenney Horace Mann / Lincoln
Tristan Irish Hoover / Winthrop
Justin Monahan Winthrop
Caitlin Casey Roosevelt / Winthrop