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.

    Classroom: Participation/Skills/Cognitive Testing:

    Participation points will be given daily on the proper rotation of when your child has PE with me. Skills testing will be administered formative (beginning of the unit/lesson) and summative (at the end of the unit/lesson). In doing both types of assessments, it allows for evidence of students' growth towards skills attainment. Skills testing will vary in accordance with the skills covered in that unit. These tests provide information on the success of the students' progress towards skills attainment and overall knowledge of actual game play, not overall grade.

    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.  

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