Episode 8

Short Story - The Yucky Bug by Julia Cook

Recorded by | Run time: 5 min, 33 sec


The Yucky Bug, by Julia Cook, explores Covid19 through the eyes of a young child. In this short story by renowned American author Julia Cook, we find out all about Covid 19, the yucky bug. We learn how it spreads from one person to the next, who is the most vulnerable or at risk of catching it, and how we can protect ourselves and others to stay healthy and safe. Links to the Australian Curriculum: Foundation: Identify people and demonstrate protective behaviours and other actions that help keep themselves safe and healthy (ACPPS003) Practise personal and social skills to interact positively with others (ACPPS004) Identify and describe emotional responses people may experience in different situations (ACPPS005) Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS006) Years 1 and 2: Examine health messages and how they relate to health decisions and behaviours (ACPPS021) Explore actions that help make the classroom a healthy, safe and active place (ACPPS022 ) Years 3 and 4: Explore strategies to manage physical, social and emotional change (ACPPS034) Describe and apply strategies that can be used in situations that make them feel uncomfortable or unsafe (ACPPS035) Identify and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS036) Investigate how emotional responses vary in depth and strength (ACPPS038 ) Discuss and interpret health information and messages in the media and internet (ACPPS039) Describe strategies to make the classroom and playground healthy, safe and active spaces (ACPPS040) Years 5 and 6: Plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS054) Recognise how media and important people in the community influence personal attitudes, beliefs, decisions and behaviours (ACPPS057) Love Learning is a podcast by Teach Starter. We create quality, downloadable teaching and learning resources for your classroom or home.  

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