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Health Curriculum Standards, Topics, and Opt Out Forms

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OPT OUT Form - English
OPT OUT Form - Spanish

Health Education Grade 2

NJSLS Comprehensive Health and PE Performance Expectations

Personal Growth and Development

Core Idea: Personal hygiene and self-help skills promote healthy habits.

• 2.1.2.PGD.5: List medically accurate names for body parts, including the genitals.

Social and Sexual Health

Core Idea: Every individual has unique skills and qualities, which can include the activities they enjoy such as how they may dress, their mannerisms, things they like to do.

• 2.1.2.SSH.1: Discuss how individuals make their own choices about how to express themselves.
• 2.1.2.SSH.2: Discuss the range of ways people express their gender and how gender-role stereotypes may limit behavior.


Health lesson aligned to the above standards

The lesson to cover these standards will include the following: Students will be given a handout with a picture of a boy and a girl in a bathing suit. The students will have to identify body parts, including a penis for a boy and a vagina for a girl. Students will discuss how they view themselves and the impact their views have on their lives. Students will discuss the various ways people express themselves by what they wear and their different interests. These standard performance expectations are recommended to be discussed at home with parents/guardians as well.

Body Part Terminology, Ways to Express Yourself



Materials and Resources:

Standard Performance Expectations will be met using school-approved handouts

Brain Pop – Bodies

A Healthy Human Body

Wellbeing for Children: Healthy Habits


For any parent wishing to opt out of the lesson described, please complete and submit the OPT OUT form above (English or Spanish). Students not participating in the health lesson will be assigned to a different classroom for an alternate assignment. Opt out form must be submitted by September 8, 2023.

Please email ( or call the school office (732-987-6525) with any additional questions.

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