Quality Physical Education & Health

The purpose of the Web site is to provide parents and students with information about the physical education/ health program in general as well as special events and programs offered. The site is run by PE teachers Ms. Weidmyer and Mrs. Hutton. On this site you will be provided with information about the importance of physical education/health and leading an active lifestyle. You will also learn about what skills your children will be focusing on for the month.

Ms. Weidmyer Schedule

Monday - 221, 522, 122, 421

Tuesday - 020, 522, 420, 420/942, 940

Wednesday - 221, Pre-K 1, 122, 421

Thursday - Pre-K 1, Pre-K 2, 420/942, 220

Friday - Pre-K 2, 522, 020, 220

Mrs. Hutton Schedule

Monday - 021, 521, 321, 320

Tuesday - 121, 520, 120, 321

Wednesday - 022, 320, 521, 940

Thursday - 121, 021, 520, 940

Friday - 120/940 (Grade 1/2 students) , Pre-K 1, 022

We work very hard each day to give your child(ren) the best physical and emotional experience in the numerous activities we teach to them. We strive towards children learning something new, achieving a new goal, or doing something they have never done before! During physical education, students practice the knowledge and skills they learn through physical activity, which is defined as any bodily movement that results in energy expenditure. Students also engage inexercise — any physical activity that is planned, structured and repetitive — for the purpose of improving or maintaining one or more components of fitness. It is important to clarify the common technical language used in physical education; the terms physical education, physical activity and exercise often are used interchangeably but clearly, they define three very different things.

Our Vision....

Our vision is that every student when leaving or moving up a grade, will be proficient mover, demonstrate strong character, collaborate effectively with peers, think critically, and become advocates for family and friends in promoting the value of a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, these students will have the ability to develop skills that they will use for a lifetime. During your childs physical education class he or she will focus on the three domains of learning: cognitive or mental skills related to the knowledge of movement; affective, which addresses growth in feelings or attitudes; and psychomotor, which relates to the manual or physical skills related to movement literacy

Physical Education Standards

This Month In #PhysEd #Health

Grade K-1 - This month is Physical Education kindergarten and first grade students will be learning and practicing the underhand roll, underhand throw and catching. They will learn how to step with the opposite foot when performing the skill. They will learn about throwing at different levels: low, medium and high. Students will participate in a variety of activities that involve the underhand roll and underhand throw. Students will be working individually, with a partner and in groups to accomplish a task in a practice and/or game situation.

Grades 2-3 - Students in second and third will start the unit reviewing the underhand throw and participating in games that use the skill. Students will then be introduced to the overhand throwing skill. They will work on throwing for accuracy being able to perform 2 out of the 4 cues. Students will work in groups of 2 and practice target throwing and performing peer assessments. Students will participate in a variety of partner and group games that work on all types of throws and catching.

Grades 4-5 - Students in fourth and fifth grade will use the skill of throwing and catching in game situations. Students will be given the oppurtunity to practice the skill on their own and apply what they know in a game.

THROWING AND CATCHING CUES.docx

Some of the activities the students will be engaging in during this month are as follows:

Pin Ball.pdf
Aerobic Bowling .pdf
Partner Pin Pickup underhand rolling.pdf

Assessments and Evaluations in #PhysEd #Health

Assessment is the systematic process of gathering information about students‚ learning in order to describe what they know, are able to do, and are working towards. The information collected from assessment allows us to describe each student's achievement in regards to learning and performance. This information is used for the following purposes:

  • To provide students with information on their progress and status
  • To motivate students to improve their performance
  • To make a judgment about the effectiveness of teaching
  • To provide the teacher information on the current status of students in relation to objectives
  • To evaluate the curriculum
  • To place students in the appropriate instructional group
  • To provide the physical education teacher objective information on the students‚ status for grading purposes

Students in our Physical Education program are constantly being assessed by teacher, self, and other students. We stress the fact that assessment and evaluations are not to be thought of as negative stress tests. We (student and teacher) see evaluation and assessments as an excellent way for students and teachers to improve their performance.

Examples of How We Assess and Evaluate in Physical Education:

  • skill rubrics
  • partner and individual skill checklists
  • teacher observation
  • pictorial analysis
  • article and response
  • group discussion
  • written movement sequences (word or pictorial)
  • grade level goal charts/class goal chart
  • fitnessgram - pre test, mid test, post test
  • end of unit mini tests



Great Physical Education & Health Websites

Kids Health - The most visited website about kid's health - www.kidshealth.org

Food Group and Nutrition Information - www.choosemyplate.gov

Dole - The world's largest producer of fruits and vegetable - www.dole.com

Fuel Up to Play 60- This is a program that empowers children to make small, everyday changes, such as choosing good-for-you foods and getting at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. - www.fueluptoplay60.com


New York City Physical Education Scope & Sequence