Curriculum for Phys. Ed./Health Classes
Physical Education Classes
Marking Period One:
We begin the year by measuring students' heights and weights. Using this information, we work with the nurse to try and find any students who may be at risk for diabetes. We also use this information when assessing the students' Fitness Test scores, since a growth spurt may explain a drop in certain scores (sit-and-reach test). After heights and weights are recorded, we perform our preliminary fitness testing. Students are tested in the mile run, one-minute sit-up test, flexed arm hang, and sit-and-reach test for flexibility. These scores are compared to previous scores for returning students, and will serve as a baseline test for our new 6th graders. Throughout the marking period we will also participate in modified football, soccer, and ultimate frisbee-related games. We will also strive to maintain physical fitness by having fitness days every other class.
Marking Period Two:
In marking period 2, we continue alternating fitness days with game-based activities. Activities for this marking period include basketball, pickleball, and table tennis.
Marking Period Three:
In addition to our fitness activities, we will participate in floor hockey and badminton skills instruction and gameplay.
Marking Period Four:
Fitness Testing returns for the beginning of marking period 4. We re-test every student in the mile run, sit ups, arm hang, and sit-and-reach tests. Scores are compared to September's scores and students are graded based on improvement/retention of skills. We also move on to volleyball and softball-based modified games, and continue with our staple of alternating between fitness activities and game-based activities.
What constitutes "Unprepared" for Physical Education?
Students must dress appropriately for physical education class. Students should change for class, but will not be marked off if their clothing is "Phys Ed Appropriate." Clothing must adhere to school dress code, and must not restrict movement or create any hazards; no zippers, buttons, or belt loops allowed. Jeans/Khakis/dress pants/dresses/skirts are NOT appropriate for PE class nor are "dress shirts." T-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, track pants, yoga pants, etc. are ideal for class. Students must also wear the correct color for the day, as designated by a sign on the locker room door each period. Students will either wear Black or Gold shirts. (Shirts need not be "Black"; any DARK color will suffice and any LIGHT color can be substituted for "Gold." Proper footwear is also necessary for PE class. Proper fitted sneakers with laces or velcro must be worn at all times. No boots, dress shoes, heels, cleats, slippers, etc. are allowed for PE classes. All jewelry, with the exception of stud earrings and medical alert tags, must be removed prior to class.
What happens if I am "Unprepared" for class?
1st Unprepared: Student sits out/keeps score/does written assessment, notice filled out and sent to administration
2nd Unprepared: Students sits out/keeps score/does written assessment, notice filled out and sent to administration, parent notified by phone/email/warning letter
3rd Unprepared: Student sits out/keeps score/does written assessment, notice filled out and sent to administration, parent notified by phone/email/warning letter, student meets with administrator
4th Unprepared: Student sits out/keeps score/does written assessment, notice filled out and sent to administration, parent notified by phone/email/warning letter, student meets with administrator, student receives administrative detention and may be removed from class that day
5th Unprepared: Student will receive a 2-hour SATURDAY detention, student sits out/keeeps score/does written assessment or may be removed from the class for the period, notice filled out and sent to administration, parent notified by phone/email/warning letter, student meets with administrator, administrator contacts parents
6th Unprepared: Student FAILS Phys Education for the marking period, student may be removed from class for remainder of marking period
Health and Hygiene, Cells,Body Systems, Elements of Fitness
Decision Making, Dangers of Tobacco, Dangers of Alcohol, Nutrition
Careers, Communicable and Non-Communicable Disease, Dangers of Drug Use, Basic Safety and First Aid