Our goal in physical education is for everyone to learn to make healthy choices and feel successful when participating in a variety of activities. This enables students to develop a positive attitude toward physical activity and to develop healthy habits, which will hopefully continue throughout their lives.
Students will be encouraged to have fun and enjoy PE. They will also be encouraged to participate to the best of their ability in a wide variety of activities. At the elementary level, certain skills are taught so that students will be able to pursue competitive sports as well as lifetime sports.
Basic introductory skills for the following activities will be taught: 1)circle, line, and relay games; 2) fitness activities including the state mandated FITNESSGRAM fitness test in third, fourth, and fifth grades; 3) jump rope; 4) organized games and activities – volleyball, pillo polo, soccer, and basketball; 5) cooperative games; and 6) recreational activities – bowling, four square, hopscotch, horseshoes.
Your child will have PE at least once a week. Tennis shoes are recommended. Appropriate shoes must have a non marking rubber sole and cover the entire foot. If sandals, open back shoes, high heel shoes or leather soled boots are worn to school, the student must bring appropriate shoes for PE. Cleats are not allowed in PE and Roller shoes MUST have the rollers removed. Shoelaces must be laced snugly and tied on top of the shoe. If your child does not have appropriate shoes, he/she will walk during class or another appropriate exercise will be assigned.
***If your child has any physical disabilities, please make sure you have filled out the information sheet that was sent home with your student. Problems such as chronic asthma, allergies, heart problems, diabetes, etc. need to be documented and kept in our files in the PE office. Prior knowledge will help us to monitor your child closely and correct or alleviate any problems that arise. The students’ safety is important to us as they go through their daily PE routine.
My conference period is from 8:45-9:30 a.m. Please feel free to contact me during this time when the need arises. (firstname.lastname@example.org or Earlington Elementary phone number 270-825-6154 ext 255.)
Looking forward to a fabulous and fun year!
Physical Education Teacher