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Students in grades 2, 5, and 6 have PE on Wednesday. students in grades K, 3, 4, and 8 have PE on Thursday. students in grades pre K, 1, and 7 have pe on Friday.
throughout the year, we will stress participation to the best of personal ability, cooperation and sportsmanship.. if students consistently demonstrate the above qualities, their grade will reflect their effort.
students are expected to be in full physical education uniform for each class. students may not be able to participate if they are out of uniform.
if at any time throughout the year you have any questions about your child's progress report, grade or how they are doing in physical education class, please feel free to contact me here at school, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grading policy Students in grades K-2 receive a letter grade, students in grades 3-8 a number grade out of 100%. Throughout the unit, students are expected to consistently display: best effort actively participate to the best of their abilities demonstrate proficiency in basic movement skills follow directions and safety rules demonstrate good sportsmanship respect self, others, equipment understand at an age appropriate level that physical activity contributes to a healthy lifestyle
If a student fails to observe the above criteria more than once, they lose points based on how often that behavior occurs or the seriousness of the behavior. My philosophy has always been to grade by effort, and not just skill. As long as a student is trying their best and following the above criteria, as well as developing their skill, they have fulfilled my expectations.
I teach approximately 12 units per year, 3 each grading quarter, such as basketball, soccer, or dance. If we are doing a soccer unit, the younger students will be introduced to basic soccer skills such as kicking and passing, the older students will fine tune soccer skills such as trapping, shooting and heading. The middle school students would work on incorporating these skills into game situations, while developing strategy and an understanding of rules.
Each of the 3 units in grades 6-8 is worth 20% of their grade. each quarter. There is an opportunity for students to choose their activity during chose how you move Time, worth 20% total. Each lesson consists of a warm up, worth 10%. I also have the students in Grades 6-8 do a project each quarter worth 10%, for a total of 100% each grading quarter.
Each of the 3 units in grades 3-5 is worth 20% of their grade. There is an opportunity for students to choose their activity during choose how you move Time, worth 20% total. Each lesson consists of warm up games, activities and stretching, worth 20%.
Students in K-2 receive a letter grade for each unit based on the criteria found above. Children in pre K through grade 2 will be graded on a variety of locomotor and manipulative skills, as well as participation, effort and cooperation. Children in grades 3 through 8 will receive a grade based on effort, skill development, fitness, participation, sportsmanship and behavior. If students are participating to the best of their ability, they will be very successful in Physical Education.
in grades pre K through 8, the children have one Physical Education (PE) class a week. On the days that the children have PE, they need to wear St. Joseph University Physical Education clothing and have running shoes in order to participate. The uniform consists of: gray shirts or sweatshirts with the St. Joseph school logo on them gray shorts or sweatpants with the St. Joseph school logo on them These are the only clothing items that students will be permitted to wear. Clothing from any St. Joseph sports teams will not be allowed during PE class.
Students may purchase clothing through the Lands End catalog or at Flynn and O’Hara in the Georgetown Plaza, located at Sheridan and Evans. Students who do not bring PE clothing may be asked to sit out for part or all of the class, or may be given detention. Students in all grades should not be wearing watches or jewelry to PE class. Students in pre K do not need to wear a PE uniform on PE days, but they do need running shoes.
All students will be participating in many different activities throughout the year. Please encourage your children to approach all activities with enthusiasm and an open mind, and to be sensitive to the fact that all of their classmates have different skill levels. Each student has the potential to succeed in Physical Education class as long as they are participating to the best of their abilities. I am hoping to instill in your children a love of movement and activity, and hope that many of the activities we participate in will carry over into lifelong fitness habits.