Welcome to Physical Education
To establish an overall wellness lifestyle that includes mental, emotional, physical and social well-being in our students.
Wellness and fitness classes are planned with a definite goal to improve motor skills and fitness. Classes are designed to be developmentally appropriate, to have maximum participation and no elimination. Students are encouraged to do their best in each activity regardless of whether they are working alone, in pairs, in groups or in teams. Emphasis is on cooperation and teamwork.
As a physical education teacher, I try to have a positive influence on the students with the hope that they will continue to be active outside of school and through out their lives.
A Physical Education Review is held every March for fifth grade students and their parents. The students demonstrate for their parents skills that are learned in class. Parents are also invited to participate in some activities. This is a fun evening for everyone and it gives the parents a chance to see what is included in the curriculum.
Field days are held in the month of May. Grades one and two have specific activity stations that are set up for them. Fifth grade students explain, demonstrate, and run the stations. The classes move from station to station until they are completely finished. Parent volunteers come in and direct all the stations for grades three, four and five. There are always more stations set up then there are classes, so when a class is done with one station, they can move to any other station that is open. Field Days are great because everyone participates, has fun and learns to enjoy sports without emphasis on winning.