The goal of Physical Education is to foster lifelong physical activity. In Elementary school, this is done by exposing students to a variety of games and activities they might enjoy in the hope they will want to do more of it at home and encourage their family to join them. Many of the activities your child will be participating in are intended to facilitate learning and develop/master motor skills, team building, cooperation, physical fitness, and recreational skills.
Students are not graded on physical ability. They are required simply to attend and participate in class, to show growth and improvement, to be responsible for knowledge of the content covered, and to do their part to maintain a safe, healthy, inclusive learning environment. Assessments for both academic rigor and physical fitness are used to measure content knowledge as well as monitor progress, but only academic assessments are counted toward a PE grade.
PE grades are based on:
Participation: Points for participation are earned weekly, to include all games, activities, lessons, and discussions.
Assignments: Primarily used in grades 3-5 but occasionally younger, to include various writing assignments, work-sheets, and projects.
Assessments: Periodic quizzes, both formal and informal.
Proper Attire for PE: Non-compliance will effect Participation grade.
Shoes: Sneakers are preferred, but any shoes are acceptable if they have:
- rubber soles
- very low or no heel
- for sandals, there is a strap that keeps the shoe on
- Sneakers or shoes with high heels are not permitted in PE.
- Jackets or coats are not permitted in the gym.
- Shirts exposing the stomach area or shoulders are not permitted.
- Skirts or dresses are ok, but student must wear shorts underneath.
As Physical Educator I pledge to:
~ Establish a positive and safe learning environment for all students
~ Teach a variety of activities that make physical education fun and enjoyable
~ Create maximum opportunities for students of all abilities to be successful
~ Promote student honesty, integrity and good sportsmanship
~ Guide students into becoming skillful and confident movers
~ Facilitate the development and maintenance of physical fitness
~ Assist students in setting and achieving personal goals
~ Provide academic rigor where appropriate
~ Provide specific and constructive feedback to help students master motor skills
~ Prepare and encourage students to gain skills and be active for a lifetime
We expect that our students will:
~ Have fun
~ Try their best
~ Participate in all activities, discussions, & learning sessions
~ Wear shoes and clothing that allows them to safely and fully participate in PE
~ Cooperate with others
~ Be safe in all their actions
~ Help their fellow students
~ Stay on task
~ Be polite and respect themselves, teachers and other students
~ Pay attention to the teacher
***If your child has any physical disabilities or medical conditions, please let me know. Problems such as chronic asthma, allergies, heart problems, diabetes, etc. need to be brought to my attention and documented in the PE office. Prior knowledge will help me monitor your child closely and correct or alleviate any problems that arise. The students’ safety is important to me as they go through their PE routine.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at 706-855-2540 Ext. 4260
I look forward to working with your child this year!
Sue Reynolds Elementary