Physical Education

Our physical education program is designed for each student to experience joy through physical and social activity, build character through competition and conflict resolution, and develop a life-long appreciation of physical fitness and wellness.

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    Preschool & Kindergarten

    • What is PE?

      This is a question commonly asked by most 4-year-olds entering into their first PE class. The answer is simply “Fun and Games”. This program consists of building a strong foundation of cooperation, taking turns and building gross motor skills. Students engage in many activities that teach them how to safely use one’s body better and have fun doing it.

       

      PS/K-

      • Responding to teacher signals
      • Following basic rules/ remembering instructions
      • Developing spatial awareness and safe movements
      • Introducing ro-sham-bo to problem solve

       

      The four and five year old preschool classes engage in physical education twice a week for 30 minutes.

    1st Grade Physical Education

    • How can I support and communicate with my teammates? –In the first grade students learn the importance of teamwork. Each activity is guided by cooperation, problem-solving, encouraging communication and positive social interactions.

      • Team Building
      • Variation Games (Balloon Volleyball, Scoops, etc.)
      • Beginning Juggling skills
      • Cooperative Challenges

      Elementary classes engage in physical education twice a week for 45 minutes.

    2nd Grade Physical Education

    • Can I perform this skill better? – In the second grade students are introduced to a variety of activities and sport games that promote skill development. Cooperative activities consist of skill practice, performances and fun challenges.

       

      • Jump Rope
      • Juggling/ Throwing and Catching
      • Variation Games (Balloon Volleyball, Scoops, etc.)
      • Cooperative Challenges

      Elementary classes engage in physical education twice a week for 45 minutes.

    3rd Grade Physical Education

    • What is sportsmanship all about? —In the third grade students become begin to transfer fundamental skills to competitive sports games. We learn to both win and lose gracefully and instill the importance of working on a team.

      • Team Sports and Games (Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse, etc.)
      • Creating a Class Sportsmanship Document
      • Problem solving solutions (Peace Process, Ro-sham-bo, etc.)

      Elementary classes engage in physical education twice a week for 45 minutes.

    4th Grade Physical Education

    • How do I set goals and reach them? – In the fourth grade students are introduced to several goal-setting activities. Lessons, activities and personal efforts are set in place to help guide students’ progress to obtain goals.

      • Physical Fitness Challenge
      • Sports and Games
      • Leadership opportunities on campus (during recess, developing social groups, buddy groups, etc.)
      • Peer Team Selections

      Elementary classes engage in physical education twice a week for 45 minutes.

    5th Grade Physical Education

    • What does it mean to be a leader? —In the Fifth Grade students pilot their own peer teaching groups. They have the creative power to design an entire lesson, make game rules and teach their fellow classmates.

      • Peer Teaching Lessons
      • Physical Fitness Challenge
      • Leadership opportunities on campus (during recess, developing social groups, buddy groups, etc.)
      • Sports and Games
      • Peer Team Selections

    Middle School Physical Education

    • Middle School

      Our curriculum is developmentally appropriate for diverse learners to safely challenge themselves to take risks, explore movements and to build character.  We challenge our students in motor skills development, team building games, and fitness activities. Students are also introduced to our Athletics program offerings.  The overall goal is to enhance our students’ disposition of leading a healthy and physically active lifestyle.

      • Volleyball, Basketball, Futsal
      • Cooperative games
      • Motor skill development activities
      • Leadership and character building challenges
      • Health and Fitness

      Middle school students experience three 45-minute classes per week in two instructional groups per grade.

       

 

 

    • Tiffany Fong 

      Tiffany Fong

      Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher

    • Toni Russell 

      Toni Russell

      Preschool/Kindergarten & Elementary Physical Education Teacher and Admissions Coordinator