Identify and describe two physical and two social/emotional consequences of undernutrition and over nutrition. As an early childhood educator, what can you do to prevent these consequences from occurring?

Dq4-Many schools offer families the option to purchase the student a pair of ear buds or helmet as opposed to using one from the class set. What are some possible concerns with the use of an item from a class set and how do you plan to ensure the safe use of items such as these?

DQ5-As an early childhood teacher, you know that falls are the leading cause of unintentional injuries for children from birth to 9 years old (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009).

Many accidents occur while children are outside at recess. Provide three recommendations that will ensure that students stay safe while under your supervision.

Benchmark assignment

As part of the benchmark assignment, you will design a wellness mini-unit and end of unit event that covers health and nutrition, safety, and fitness for a kindergarten classroom. In preparation, you will develop mini-lessons in this topic and in Topic 5.

In this assignment, design a health and nutrition mini-lesson appropriate for the kindergarten students described in the “Class Profile.” Lesson topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Oral health
  • Hygiene
  • Hand-washing
  • Lead poisoning
  • Allergies
  • Meal planning
  • School gardens
  • Recycling
  • Label reading

For this mini-lesson, complete the Planning section of the “COE Lesson Plan Template.” Make sure the lesson is developmentally appropriate and addresses the multiple influences on early development and learning.

In addition, research one community organization, agency, or resource related to health and nutrition appropriate for families and colleagues.

In 350-500 words, rationalize your instructional decisions appropriate to the students in the “Class Profile” and summarize the organization, agency, or resource chosen, explaining its appropriateness to the lesson topic and usefulness to families or colleagues.

Submit your mini-lesson and your rationalization as one deliverable.

Support your summary with a minimum of 2-3 scholarly resources.

APA Style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.