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
Physical Education is a course at LDW that serves to teach students grades K-3. While games, direction and skills acquired are specific to age group, students in this class are all learning to reach a common goal towards learning about 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 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.
The Gym: Participation/Skills/Cognitive Testing:
Skills testing will be administered formative (beginning of the unit) and summative (at the end of the unit). In doing both types of assessments, it allows for evidence of students growth towards skills attainment. Skills tests will vary in points in accordance with the skills covered in that unit. The students participation is also factored in class and within the skills being aquired. It is important that students come prepared to participate to develop the skills within the unit and build a cognitive understanding for more complex application later in school.
Students are to show up to their given physical education class, based on their classroom teacher. Students may wear and participate in the clothing they show up to school in. Although, if a student is wearing clothing that is not PE appropriate (open toed shoes, dresses, skirts, boots, etc.) a change of clothing or shoes is required to be brought to school.
Proper clothing includes:
-Sweat pants or wind pants
-Long sleeve t-shirts