Welcome to another fun-filled year in physical education here at Saddle Ridge Elem./Middle! There are a lot of changes coming in our PE program with more opportunities to learn fun and interesting ways to get fit and stay fit! We expect great things this school year!
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
Dear Parents or Guardians,
Our physical education department is excited to participate in the EquipMe™program. EquipMe™ was created to help support physical education and after-school programs by creating a platform for parents to give back to schools and ensure children lead active and healthy lives. Each purchase made by parents or relatives of the students earns the school EquipPoints™, which are redeemable for equipment that we can use in physical education class, recess, and more.
Gopher, a family-owned, trusted leader in the physical education, sports and fitness industry for over 65 years, is the official equipment sponsor of EquipMe™. They offer all of the brands your kids love, including but not limited to, Wilson, Spalding, Rawlings, Easton, Nike, and Mikasa.
Don’t forget to check out some of our favorite products and Please visit www.equipme.com and create your parent account to get started today. We appreciate your support!
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.
What we are doing in p.e.
What's coming up in P.E.?
This year 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. The students will receive a progress report at 4 1/2 weeks.
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
"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!"