• What is quality Physical Education?

     A quality Physical Education program is taught by a specially trained teacher.  The quality program models the same criteria found in all successful classrooms...a safe and inviting environment, individualized instruction, regular feedback (individual, positive, positive-corrective, positive specific) and carefully planned lessons.  

     

    Physical Education is unique in that in encompasses four areas:

     

    Kinesthetic - motor skills (walk, run, gallop, skip, underhand throw, overhand throw, hand dribble, foot dribble, etc.)

    Affective - personal social skills, leadership skills (confidence, empathy, grit, integrity, mindfulness,respect, reflection, responsibility), conflict resolution strategies

    Health - exercise and fitness, healthy eating, communicable disease prevention, personal safety

    Cognitive - motor skill identification, game rules, cross curricular activities (math, reading, writing, spelling, science)

     

     

    TRIMESTER #1

    Kinesthetic - walk, run, skip, gallop, foot dribble, foot pass, moving to open space, moving in space

    Affective - confidence, empathy, grit, integrity, mindfulness, respect, reflection, responsibility

    Health - exercise and fitness (60 minutes or more of exercise each day, small amounts of screen time, play outside, resting and exercising heart rates)

    Cognitive - game rules, motor skill identification, alphabet and spelling, math computations and numbers

     

    TRIMESTER #2

    Kinesthetic - walk, run, skip, gallop, underhand throw, underhand strike, catching, hand dribble, set shot, moving to open space, moving in space

    Affective - confidence, empathy, grit, integrity, mindfulness, respect, reflection, responsibility

    Health - communicable disease prevention and healthy eating (arm block coughs and sneezes, hand wash to the ABC song, five food groups)

    Cognitive - game rules, motor skill identification, alphabet and spelling, math computations and numbers, five food groups

     

    TRIMESTER #3

    Kinesthetic - walk, run, skip, gallop, overhand throw, catching, batting, tennis forehand strike, hockey stick handle, rotations, balance positions

    Affective - confidence, empathy, grit, integrity, mindfulness, respect, reflection, responsibility

    Health - personal safety (bike safety, traffic signs, knowing your phone number, stranger awareness)

    Cognitive - game rules, motor skill identification, alphabet and spelling, math computations and numbers

     

    ASSESSMENT

    The boys and girls are assessed in three areas each trimester: Motor Skills, Knowledge, Behavior

    The boys and girls do much more in class than what is formally assessed.  I am limited to what I formally assess because of time constraints and the number of students taught.

     

    Please find below the assessment sheets I use to formally assess the students each trimester.  You can click on the appropriate grade level sheet to see how the information is used for the report card sent home.

     

    Kindergarten

    FirstGrade

    Second Grade

    Third Grade

    Fourth Grade