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Something that covers topics like stop drop and roll, calling 911, and hygiene. I'm concerned that I'm missing important things. I was thinking of Abeka's Health, Safety, and Manners.

 

Thanks for your recommendations.

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My 4th grader is using this book for health this year:

http://www.amazon.com/Kids-Guide-First-Aid-Williamson/dp/1885593589/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1428421555&sr=1-1&keywords=kids+guide+to+first+aid

 

Sometimes after reading a section, I pretend that I have the malady and have her go through the steps of treating me. For example, with bee stings I had her actually make a baking soda paste and apply it to my foot. She's gotten a lot more self-sufficient, treating minor injuries this year.

 

Otherwise, we cover a lot of health/safety issues in Girl Scouts, and in family discussions.

 

For 5th grade health, I'm thinking about doing an overview of common diseases and vaccine preventable diseases. First grade health will be more anti-drug and hygiene. I haven't decided if I'll buy something or just make up my own curriculum for both my kids over the summer.

 

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I have used the Abeka health book before. It's simple and age appropriate. Every couple of weeks, we read a bit. You can add some things from Pinterest or not. You could also just cover the topics on your own, which you probably already do. However, it's easy to find these used on eBay.

 

I'm interested in the 1-3 books. Would I want just the teachers manuals?

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Rod and Staff has a book for second-ish grade that is like this--"Proper Manners & Health Habits."

 

http://www.milestonebooks.com/item/1-182--/?list=Rod_and_Staff_Grade_2

 

There are a few sample pages. Also a typo on the page (gasp!). It's definitely a basic curriculum (but I have been fine with it!!!) and I don't think it's only limited to second-graders!

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Rod and Staff has a book for second-ish grade that is like this--"Proper Manners & Health Habits."

 

http://www.milestonebooks.com/item/1-182--/?list=Rod_and_Staff_Grade_2

 

There are a few sample pages. Also a typo on the page (gasp!). It's definitely a basic curriculum (but I have been fine with it!!!) and I don't think it's only limited to second-graders!

 

I want basic. I don't want to spend 20 minutes a day on busy work. I just know I'm not covering everything I'd like to cover.

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Someone donated one of the Abeka books to our lending library, and from the little I've looked at it, it does look pretty good.

 

There's also this, and it looks pretty good: http://www.amazon.com/Health-Safety-Curriculum-Primary-Grades/dp/1568222890/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428428159&sr=8-1&keywords=health+and+safety+curriculum I ordered it to use with my first, fifth, and eighth graders next year.  I think some of it will be a little below my eighth grader, and some of it will be above my first grader, but all of them should get a little something out of it.  It has some basic stuff that you'd expect from a health book, but then for the older kids, it talks about reading prescription bottles and such too, which I think is good stuff.

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Sometimes after reading a section, I pretend that I have the malady and have her go through the steps of treating me. For example, with bee stings I had her actually make a baking soda paste and apply it to my foot. She's gotten a lot more self-sufficient, treating minor injuries this year.

 

 

 

Love this idea.  My kids would have a blast!  :) 

 

To OP, we have used both Horizons and A Beka in the past.  We just read through the student book together and discuss.  If you google you can also find lots of free coloring books and printables.  :)

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We loved Oak Meadow's for grades K-3.

http://www.oakmeadowbookstore.com/Curriculum/Kindergarten/Healthy-Living-from-the-Start-p3227.html

 

 

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We loved Oak Meadow's for grades K-3.

http://www.oakmeadowbookstore.com/Curriculum/Kindergarten/Healthy-Living-from-the-Start-p3227.html

 

 

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We LOVE Oak Meadow's for K-3

http://www.oakmeadowbookstore.com/Curriculum/Kindergarten/Healthy-Living-from-the-Start-p3227.html

 

 

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I guess you're sure then. Especially after the LAST one.  :p

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Rod and Staff has a book for second-ish grade that is like this--"Proper Manners & Health Habits."

 

http://www.milestonebooks.com/item/1-182--/?list=Rod_and_Staff_Grade_2

 

There are a few sample pages. Also a typo on the page (gasp!). It's definitely a basic curriculum (but I have been fine with it!!!) and I don't think it's only limited to second-graders!

 

Well, it has classroom rules such as never throwing snowballs inside. :laugh:

 

Although in general I like R&S, this is one item I just wouldn't recommend. :-)

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Not a book, and not for the U.S. specifically, but the British red cross has a kids website with quizzes and videos about what to do in certain first aid situations. You would need to remind your kids in the U.S. we dial 911 not 999 but otherwise the information is applicable, useful and free.

 

http://www.redcross.org.uk/What-we-do/Teaching-resources/Teaching-packages/Microsite/Life-Live-it-first-aid-education-for-children

 

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Rod and Staff has a book for second-ish grade that is like this--"Proper Manners & Health Habits."

 

http://www.milestonebooks.com/item/1-182--/?list=Rod_and_Staff_Grade_2

 

There are a few sample pages. Also a typo on the page (gasp!). It's definitely a basic curriculum (but I have been fine with it!!!) and I don't think it's only limited to second-graders!

My dd went crazy over this book!  We didn't do every single exercise or the lessons that weren't applicable, but for the most part we loved this little book.  You can't go wrong with that price, either.

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Well, it has classroom rules such as never throwing snowballs inside. :laugh:

 

Although in general I like R&S, this is one item I just wouldn't recommend. :-)

 

I actually had to go back and look at it b/c I did not remember this at all.  There is one chapter on "Care of School Property" with a word scramble where you fill in the blank with "Do not throw snowballs near the school" (it doesn't say inside, just near).  I didn't even notice this because we didn't do the un-scrambling of that part--we just briefly reviewed the part at the top of that page on keeping things tidy.  

 

I think all the great stuff about gentle words, respecting privacy, caring for rooms, personal cleanliness, etc. is useful.  I didn't even NOTICE the snowballs thing!!  There was only one chapter that was specifically about school-related safety/care and nearly everything else is applicable to us. 

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Not exactly what you were looking for, but we used Safety Kids at the K-2 grade range.  There's a CD that you can play and learn the catchy songs and a little workbook/coloring book that goes along.  We just loved the songs and still sing them.  Lots of good safety info--my phone number, what to do when you're lost, what to do if a strange approaches you, things like that.  Might be worth adding to a curriculum as a fun (and very useful) thing.

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