Elementary Physical Education

The primary goal of the FitnessGram test is to assist students in establishing lifetime habits of regular physical activity.   The test provides information that can be used by students to assess and plan personal fitness programs; teachers to design the curriculum for physical education programs; parents and guardians to understand their children’s fitness levels.
FitnessGram Areas Assessed:

1.     Aerobic capacity: One mile run/Pacer Test

2.     Abdominal strength: Curl Ups

3.     Trunk strength & flexibility: Trunk Lift

4.     Upper body strength: Push Ups/Pull-ups/flex arm test

5.     Flexibility: Sit and Reach
Physical Education is an essential element of the total educational program of each and every student.  A physically educated elementary student will possess the knowledge and skills to lead a healthy active lifestyle in the following areas:
The primary goals of students in the primary grades for Physical Education are to master basic loco-motor and non-loco-motor skills and concepts. Students will build upon their previous knowledge of manipulative skills and the physiological changes that occur as a result of physical activity. In order to maintain a safe environment, as well as to hold productive classes, there is a continued emphasis on following directions and showing cooperation.

The physical education program in the intermediate grades differs from the primary.  At this level we begin to expose the students to many team activities and fitness based activities. Students are measured daily on the psycho-motor, cognitive and affective domains

Basic skills of the sport are explained, demonstrated and practiced. A lead up game, game situation, or a culminating activity is used to complete the unit. Team concepts and sportsmanship are stressed in all activities on a daily basis. Some of the concepts are community, sharing duties and equipment, substitution when necessary, and positive reinforcement to teammates.

Physical fitness is a daily part of our curriculum. We vary the dynamic/static stretching and conditioning exercises to complement the specific unit we are teaching. Muscular Strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and body fat composition.