One of our class goals is to actively engage children in sufficient amounts of moderate to vigorous physical activity to improve their physical health and well being. Another goal is to encourage children to apply the skill and knowledge they acquire during class and seek opportunities to be active outside of school and as part of a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, instructional units are planned to develop motor, cognitive and behavioral skills. Your child’s trimester grade will focus on his/her attitude (good sportsmanship) and effort (following directions and participations in daily activities).
Your child will attend physical education 5 times every two weeks, meeting the state mandated physical education minutes (200 minutes every 2 weeks). Students will engage in various sports and activities including off-campus hikes. Each class attends two set days each week and two Wednesdays each month. Please see your child’s teacher for the specific dates and times!
Physical activity must be done regularly to achieve health benefits. Therefore, your child’s participation is very important. If he/she is sick or unable to participate in all activities, please send a note. Also, we recommend that you send a labeled water bottle with your child and stress the importance of staying hydrated.
In order to provide the best possible experience for your child, we must all work together as a team. Please remind your child to dress appropriately for physical activity.
- Keep all body parts to yourself
- Be a good sport (give your best effort, play by the rules, respect the official’s/teacher’s decisions, have a good attitude)
- Wear the appropriate footwear (shoes should “hug” your feet and should not able to slip off during physical activity)
- Signing the “Wall of Fame”
- Care awards
- Free fruit bar tickets
- Leadership role during PE
- Good grades
- Satisfaction of a job well done
- Pit stop (child is asked to perform a physical activity outside designated play area while thinking and gaining control of themselves. Once they have performed the posted activity, they are allowed to return to the group activity).
- Time out sheet. (This handout includes the PE expectations as well as several aspects of good sportsmanship. These serve as a reminder of the student’s role and responsibilities during PE class. They will be excused from class to review these expectations and asked to highlight those goals that need improvement.)
- Detention. Note Home. We use this only as a last resort. Behavior that affects the learning and safety of our students determines whether or not they are removed from class.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (760)290-2900 ext 3934.
Thank you for your support!
Ms. Beninger & the Carrillo PE Staff