Why is Physical Education Important?:
    1. Educates a child physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially
    2. Promotes positive lifelong healthy attitudes
    3. Improves students' knowledge of fitness
    concepts such as cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance and flexibility
    4. Improves self-confidence, self-esteem and self-control.
    5. Helps children establish and strive for achievable personal goals.
    6. Promotes different cognitive brain stimulation and " brain building" so that students can better achieve academic success
    Course Overview:
    Physical Education is a course at AMS that serves to teach students grades 4-8. While games, instructional directions and skills acquired/applied are specific to the age group taught, students in this class are all learning to reach a common goal towards their own unique physical motor movement. Within this course, students are also learning important social psychological principles such as cooperation, leadership, team work and problem-solving skills. Fitness will also be a major component in this class, where the students will learn about specific muscle groups, biomechanics and the physiology of fitness exercises. The students' cognitive understanding of fitness components will extend to: individual aerobic capacity/cardio respiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility.  And students will demonstrate physical performance of appropriate activities that improve aerobic capacity, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility.

    Overall Grading:
    Students are graded as follows:
          1.) Coming prepared for class by dressing appropriately, trying their absolute best towards the game or skill in class, cooperation
           towards teacher and others, adherence to school behavioral policies.  
           2.) The student earns this physical activity point by participating for the entire minutes of class and aiming to be in a moderate to
            vigorous physical activity level.  
          3.) Students learn, practice, progress and develop their skills to the best of their abilities.
          4.)Students have an understanding of proper game etiquette, procedures, rules and scoring in order to play the game or sport. 

    Below is the rubric which will be used daily: 

    3 points

    2 points

    1 point


    Always positive, cheerful, energetic, helpful, enthusiastic, eager, ambitious and willing.

    Sometimes positive, occasionally reluctant or negative, sometimes shows a lack of interest or caring.

    Often negative, often shows a lack of interest/caring.

    Support of Goals

    Very self-motivated and goal-oriented. Giving, cooperative, and motivates others. Supportive of group goals.

    Sometimes supportive or the group's goals. Student has a tendency to think of self first. Doesn't work to reach high standards.

    Student holds the group back with misbehavior, disruption, selfishness, and lack of consideration. Belittles others for trying to reach their goals.

    Safety Application

    Behavior and actions promote a safe learning environment.

    Misbehavior occasionally makes the learning environment unsafe.

    Misbehavior frequently makes the learning environment unsafe.


    No put-downs

    The student listens to the teacher and peers, cooperates, and behaves appropriately. He/she never violates the no put-down rule.

    The student occasionally needs to be reminded to listen, cooperate, and/or behave appropriately. He/she occasionally violates the no put-down rule.

    The student frequently needs to be reminded to listen, cooperate, and/or behave appropriately. He/she often violates the no put-down rule.

    Quality Daily Participation

    Student always puts forth maximum effort regardless of his/her skill level.

    Student participates half-heartedly. Only puts forth effort in select activities.

    Student puts forth minimal effort.


    Dress Code:
    Proper clothing includes:
    -Sweat pants or wind pants
    -Long sleeve t-shirts