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Physical Education

Physical education is a valued and integral part of our elementary curriculum. A traveling team of credentialed, physical education specialists provides instruction to all elementary school classrooms. Lessons develop: 

  • Locomotor skills 
  • Balance 
  • Manipulative skills 
  • Spatial awareness 
  • Directionality 
  • Coordination 
  • Physical fitness 

Grades 1 - 3 

  • 200 minutes of PE every 10 days
  • Engage in activities that include movement exploration, cooperative games, stations, tag games, relays, multicultural rhythms, square dance, and fitness routines
  • Use equipment such as bean bags, foam balls, parachutes, hoops, jump ropes, scoops, rhythm sticks, balloons, and scarves

Grades 4 - 5 

  • 200 minutes of PE every 10 days
  • Engage in specialized skills and sport activities
  • Work in small and large groupsLearn the importance of cooperation
  • Students are assessed on 5 fitness components—cardiovascular endurance, body composition, strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility. 

Teachers 

A traveling team of credentialed physical education teachers visits each elementary school to provide physical education instruction. Their names and contact information are posted on individual school websites.