Physical Education 7
This year-long course meets twice a week and is designed to provide an opportunity for students to improve their fitness and well-being (through exercise, stretching, teamwork activities, and games) as well as to gain awareness and insight about the role of fitness in lifelong health. Health is incorporated – including the basics of nutrition, substance abuse, and wellness.
Phys Ed is a pass/fail class. There are two criteria I use, Participation and Attitude.
coming to class in the correct gym uniform
participating in the day’s activity
doing the best they can do in the activity
team work when necessary and individual effort when required
not being disruptive during instruction
a “can do” attitude
polite and kind to other classmates
My class is designed to be interactive, fun, challenging, informative, and educational. 7th graders are given a lot of health classes that focus on spiritual, emotional, and physical wellness.
I give very few tests. The biggest test they will have is the physical fitness test twice a year. It consists of push-ups, sit-ups, arm curl hang, and a 1 mile run. It is a pass/ fail test that the sole criteria is doing their individual best.
Since Phys Ed is a pass/fail class, grading is simple. A student that participates in uniform to the best of their ability will receive a passing grade for the day. A student that is not in the correct uniform or refuses to participate will receive a failing grade for the day. If a student has 30% or more failing days, they will fail the quarter. Most students will have 20 classes per quarter. If they receive 6 failing days in a quarter, they will fail the quarter. I will be certain to reach out to the parents long before your student is in danger of failing.
My goal is to introduce wellness to my students. Total wellness. So that they can begin to understand that living a healthy lifestyle is the key to a long and vibrant life.
A couple of housekeeping notes:
Each student should have some form of clear water bottle.
Inhalers and Epi-pens should be easily accessible during class.
Please ensure that students are wearing appropriate footwear. We do a lot of running so sneakers with good arch support and cushioning are recommended.
Greeley Park permission forms should be turned in as quickly as possible
TEXTBOOK: No textbook is necessary.