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Physical Education

Physical Education at the elementary level is a skill based curriculum which focuses on key movement concepts and skills that help students perform in a variety of educational games, dances and gymnastics.
 
Students in Kindergarten and first grade focus on learning the basic movement concepts of how and where their bodies can move and learn a few critical elements of specific skills.  They learn how their bodies react to vigorous physical activity and learn to use safe practices, cooperate with and respect others, and follow classroom rules.
 
Second and third grade students work on progression toward movement patterns and begin to combine skills in educational game, dance, and gymnastic activities.  Skill development remains a central focus as they refine, extend, and combine skills in more complex situations and demonstrate more proficient movement patterns in educational game, dance, and gymnastic activities.
 
Upper elementary students combine locomotor and manipulative skills in increasingly complex situations.  Students create sequences in educational dances and gymnastics.  They apply movement concepts and principles in individual movement performances, and tactical strategies in simple partner activities.  Students continue to develop responsible personal and social behaviors as they work cooperatively with others in safe and respectful ways and understand that there are many differences in movement skill and ability levels among members of their class.  Fitness assessment is appropriate at the upper grade levels.
 
Our ultimate goal is to produce students who are confident and competent in their skills so they will enjoy physical activity and continue to be active for a lifetime!