Students are required to keep a pair of clean gym shoes for PE class in their locker. The gym floor is swept every morning. In an effort to keep it clean throughout the day, students are required to change into these gym shoes prior to coming to PE class, regardless of whether or not they wear gym shoes to school.
State Goal 19: Acquire movement skills and understand concepts needed to engage in health-enhancing physical activity.
State Goal 20: Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness based upon continual self-assessment.
State Goal 21: Develop team-building skills by working with others through physical activity.
Children love being complimented – by adults and by their peers. In an effort to help compliments come more naturally, we started a Praise Phrase in Physical Education. Every week a Praise Phrase is posted on the door in the gym and the students are encouraged to use this complimentary term throughout class as well as during other parts of their day. Ask your child what the phrase of the week is. The students are excited to learn over 40 different phrases by the end of the year!