"You are only as strong as you allow yourself to be; never get discouraged, never give up because consistency and dedication is the key to success!"
While our lives are upended by the sudden outbreak of this virus, we need to remember to keep our bodies in top condition so that when/if it has to fend off such sickness then the body will be at its best to do what is necessary. The link above will direct you to the CDC for information/updates on the virus.
With that being said, we will be posting daily or weekly videos and pics of the PE teachers "getting active". I encourage each of you students and families to get active at least 5 days a week, for at least 60 minutes a day at an intensity level of 3 or 4 (heart health: means you are exercising at least 80% of your max heart rate (220-age)).
Please share your "Get Active" pics and videos through email. You can email me anytime between 10 - 2!
Physical education is designed to develop each child's physical, social, and emotional learning through a series of carefully planned and conducted activities. Children are at different developmental levels, with different needs and interests, for this reason, activities are geared towards a wide range of skill and fitness levels. All children are encouraged to work towards their personal best! Cooperation and sportsmanship will be stressed at each grade level. These qualities are essential when students are participating in small groups, working with partners and cooperative games. Our educational program is designed to develop skillful, fit and knowledgeable movers who will enjoy a lifetime of participation in physical activities.
As teachers and parents, we need to work together in and out of school to create an environment where your son and/or daughter can succeed! I urge you to get involved with the school and be active in your child's learning. If you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at the school or via email.
What is Character? The mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.
We will be studying character traits in PE throughout the course of the school year. Each month we will cover a different trait. Please ask your student about the trait of the month and discuss the importance of having good character.
Monthly Character Traits
August/September - Responsibility
October - Respect
November/December - Integrity
January - Trustworthiness
February - Caring (cheerfulness; kindness)
March/April - Caring (compassion; generosity)
May - Citizenship
What to wear in P.E.
Students must wear sleeved t-shirts and knee-length or fingertip-length shorts. As weather gets colder, students may wear sweats. The clothes should be school colors: red, blue, white or any combination of these colors. NO tank-tops or short-shorts are permitted. Court shoes only! No open-toed shoes, flip-flops, boots, or heels. If you would like more information or have questions about dress code, please contact Coach Swanson.
Family Fitness Challenge Calendars
These calendars are meant to help guide you on ideas to get active with your families. Make a game of it! Enjoy your time together as a family and get healthy in the process!
We will continue our partnership with the Atlanta Falcons and the NFL in keeping the Rise Up! 159 Program at our school. This program was implemented 2 years ago and is the first of its kind anywhere to bring NFL Flag Football to every community in the state. WE were one of the schools hand selected by the Atlanta Falcons to participate in this program! Your child will learn the ins and outs of flag football while strengthening their physical fitness and character.
What we are doing in p.e.
What's coming up in P.E.?
The Physical Ed. grades will be aligned with both the Standards-Based Progress Report and the typical 100% scale. This means that the students will be graded in the following 5 key concepts. Even though the PE units will change throughout the year, these key concepts remain constant.
2.Demonstrates motor skills
3.Demonstrates an understanding of movement concepts and principles
4.Participates in/understands a healthy level of physical fitness
5.Demonstrates responsible personal & social behavior
These key concepts will be part of the weekly PE program and will be continually assessed by the students and the teacher.
Let's get ready to move!
"Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning." --Thomas Jefferson