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.
Kindergarten and 1st grade will meet twice a week, for 40 minutes each class meeting. Second through fifth grade classes will be meeting once a week for 40 minutes each class.
Students in 4th and 5th grade will have activity logs to fill out for their leadership binders. These activity logs are done to promote a physically active and healthy lifestyle by encouraging students to think about and reflect upon their level of physical activity during the week. 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!