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Riverport and Pentz Elementary Schools

 

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Program

            I will be following, quite closely, the P-6 Physical Education Curriculum set by the Nova Scotia Department of Education.   I am only in the school once every six teaching days which creates a challenge in regards to planning an effective physical education class, unit and program.  However I feel that an effective program can be implemented despite this challenge.

For the most part I will be seeing each class twice in the run of the school day and each day will generally consist of a warm up, skill development session and finish up with a game related to the skills learned in the class.

My overall goal or philosophy in regards to teaching Physical Education is to facilitate the acquisition of a number of skills in which students will be able to participate and ultimately enjoy a variety of activities later in life.  Quite simply I want kids to value being physically active now so they will value being physically active in their adult lives.

 

Units  (may be subject to changes)

Grades P-3

Skill Acquisition/Basic Movements

- locomotor skills (walk, running, jumping, leaping, etc…)

- manipulative skills (send, receive, trap, strike, etc…)

- soccer

- volleyball

- basketball

- baseball

- flag football (possibly)

- cross-country running

 

Educational Gymnastics

- shape

- balance

- weight transfer

- take off and landing

- tumbling

 

Dance

- singing and clapping games

- aerobic dance

 

Alternative Environments

-  We will try to take every advantage of the large playground area as best as we can.   Because the gym is not very large most of the phys. Ed. Classes will take place outside.  This of course is weather permitting.

 

Grades 4-6

Skill Acquisition

- soccer

- volleyball

- basketball

- baseball

- flag football (possibly)

- cross-country running

- rules and regulations involved with each sport as well

 

Active Living

- cardiovascular/muscle strength and endurance

- flexibility

- lifetime activities (walking, jogging, aerobics, etc…)

 

Educational Gymnastics

- shape

- balance

- weight transfer

- take off and landing

- tumbling

- pyramids

- rhythmic

 

Dance

- singing and clapping games

- aerobic dance

 

Alternative Environments

-  We will try to take every advantage of the large playground area as best as we can.   Because the gym is quite small, most of the Phys. Ed. classes will take place outside.  This of course is weather permitting.

 

Student Evaluation

         Philosophically I do not agree with skill testing in regards to Elementary Physical Education.  Just because you can do one hundred push ups in two minutes or can run four hundred meters in one minute does not necessarily mean you are a physically educated person.  What is important to me is that when students leave my Phys Ed class is that they have the ground work and the knowledge base to allow them to participate in healthy activities without having to be within the parameters of a school setting.  With that said it makes it quite difficult to give a truly objective grade in my class as the bulk of the student’s mark consists of effort, attitude, and improvement which are highly subjective modes of evaluation.  However it becomes quite evident who is trying in class and who is just going through the motions, who has a positive attitude towards his or her class mates and physical education itself and also who is improving on the skills learned in class.  If a student has a positive attitude and gives a lot of effort then improvement falls into place by itself.  If a parent would like to discuss how their child was evaluated I would be more then happy to sit down with them at their convenience.

 

Prepared for class (proper footwear and a change of clothes) –        25%

Effort – (“hustle”, following instructions, and ambitiousness) -               25%    

Attitude – (towards classmates and the activities in class) -                 25%    

Improvement – (in effort, attitude, and the activities in class) -             25%

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                                                                                                                        100%

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Bonus (exceptional effort, attitude and/or improvement)                          5%

 

Parental Communication

- phone calls

- report cards

- letters home

- parent newsletter

- individual meetings

 

 

****NOTE****

I am at Riverport Elementary School every Day 1 and every fifth Day 5.

I am at Pentz Elementary School every Day 2 and every fifth Day 4.