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Physical Education

Our mission in physical education is to help all students acquire the knowledge,skills, and attitudes they need to lead healthy,active lifestyles throughout their lives. Students develop motor skills,identify movement concepts, and work to achieve and maintain a health enhancing level of physical fitness in a safe and structured environment. And, our curriculum is designed to help students develop acceptable social and personal behaviors in physical activity and team building settings.

The students in grades 3 and 4 are called “Team Builders”. These students take the skills learned in grades K-2 and use them in small sided game situations. In the games they learn different game concepts, all unique to many games in a each of the following categories: invasion (goal on each side),net (volleyball,badminton) and field (kickball, whiffleball). Team builders are also introduced to the different parts of physical fitness; aerobic endurance,muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. They learn what it takes to meet or work toward the healthy standard in each of these components.