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 - 121, 120, 421, 020

Tuesday - 422, 020, 420, 321/943

Wednesday - 121, Pre-K 1, Pre-K 2, 421

Thursday - 022, Pre-K 1, 422, 420

Friday - 022, Pre-K 2, 021, 120

Mrs. Hutton Schedule

Monday - 320, 321/943, 521, 220

Tuesday - 221, 220/940, 022

Wednesday - 022, 521, 021/940

Thursday - 221, 520, 522, 120

Friday - 220, Pre-K 1, 522, 121

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

K & 1st Grade- Our kindergarten and first graders will be developing and working on the skills of striking and volleying. We also added a couple warm up "tag" activities designed to get students moving safely in general space and to continue practicing our locomotor skills. Our focus is for students to able to strike and volley a balloon and a ball using different parts of their bodies and a paddle. We will assess the students' striking and volleying mechanics while they are engaged in the different activities. Each student received a 4, 3, 2 or 1 based on their ability to demonstrate a mature striking and volleying pattern by exhibiting all of the following criteria:

K-1 Striking and Volleying Rubric
K-1 Striking Assessment Lesson 2 - 2019

2nd & 3rd Grade - Our second and third graders are working on eye-hand coordination this month using the skill of striking and volleying. They will use balloons, beach balls, foam balls and tennis balls in a variety of different ways to help them gain confidence as they track and strike an object in their own space and general space, by themselves, with a partner, in groups and in game situations. Students will be working individually, or with a partner on assessing their striking and volleying skills. We also added a couple warm up "tag" activities designed to get students moving safely in general space.

2-3 Striking and Volleying Rubric
3rd grade striking assessment.pdf

4th & 5th Grade - Our fourth and fifth graders will be focusing on activities involving overhand throwing and catching, We will warm up with some partner throwing and catching activities. The skill cues or critical elements of the overhand throw are posted below. Students should strive to be competent throwers in a closed setting as well as in a dymanic (game like) environment. I'm looking for these body mechanics as I observe the students in different activities. We also applied this skill along with moving to an open space and defending/guarding an opponent in a few small-sided activities.

over hand throw keys to success

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

Student Tutorials

How to do a push-up

Push ups.MOV

How to do an underhand throw

Overhand Throw.MOV

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