What is “physical education”? education through being physical opportunity for students to participate in a variety of activities develops physical fitness, individual skills, and the knowledge to lead a healthy lifestyle
This trend is on the increase steadily every year
Children today are less physically active than in previous years
Why physical education?
Children who are overweight are more likely to become adults who are overweight
Being overweight contributes to many health-related illnesses such as heart disease and stroke
Where does my student’s physical education class come into the picture?
Focus on FITNESS! By teaching your student HOW to improve or maintain their level of personal fitness By giving them opportunities in class to work hard to improve By providing motivation and encouragement for them to do their best
FitnessGramTesting Program here at Markham Series of fitness tests that is used all over the country Provides accurate information about your student’s level of fitness Pre and Post tests will show your student’s level of improvement
Focus on Cognitive(written) skills 30% Class work Homework computer work test Quizzes folders/portfolios reports
Participation/Dressing out 35% daily physical education If a student comes to PE he/she is: *required to dress out in order to participate * Graded on team work and sportsmanship
What does dressing out mean? ATHLETIC SHOES GREY SHIRT BLACK SHORTS
School uniforms for Sale not required and can be purchase in physical education class for
Participation form Students need to have a current signed participation form on file with teacher Lets the teacher know if there are limitations or physical conditions that limit the participation level. ie.. asthma, diabetic, seizures, allergies, nose bleeds
HOW TO GET AN Assigned locker! HAVE LOCK REGISTEREDWITH A COACH & ENGRAVED
Please send your student with a Dr’s. note if the injury has been longer then 3 days.
Make sure that the Dr. includes the limitations. ie..if a student broke their arm, Are they still allowed to be put on a walking program? versus NO PE for 3 weeks.
Continued..INJURIES MORE THEN 3 DAYS
If a student is given a Dr.’s note that says NO PE then the student will be given an assignment, usually bookwork to receive their participation points. LONGER THEN 4 WEEKS the student will be transferred to another class.