Throughout the year we will be practicing and improving a number of skills, from movement (hopping and skipping, for example) to coordination (throwing, catching, and kicking). We will also perform an assortment of activities and exercises each period that will help improve their level of physical fitness. Games will be a large part of class as well. Students will play both cooperative and competitive games to use the skills they have learned, and to learn ways to enjoy physical activity.
All students this year will be meeting for Physical Education one time every week. Kindergarten through 3rd grade students will meet for 40 minute classes, while 4th and 5th grade students will meet for 45 minute classes.
Students in 4th and 5th grade will have weekly activity logs to fill out. These activity logs are done to promote a physically active and healthy lifestyle by encouraging students to think about the time they spend being active and reflect upon how they felt after exercising. The activity logs are mandatory homework, and are a part of their grade in Physical Education.
Please be aware of when your child is going to have Physical Education, and make sure that they are dressed appropriately for physical activities (proper shoes and clothing for the weather), as well as a water bottle to help them stay hydrated.
I am very excited to start the school year, and am looking forward to a fun, healthy and successful year!