NEW! 2017-18 Standards-Based Physical Education Progress Reports

What are Standards-Based Physical Education Progress Reports?
This year, Mrs. Woods will administer fall and spring standards-based skill assessments from PE Metrics.  (PE Metrics provides valid and reliable standards-based assessments and rubrics to measure student achievement of the National Physical Education Standards with physical skill checklists). 
Assessments will be administered in October and May for grades Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2. 

What skills will be assessed?
For each grade level, one locomotor skill and one manipulative skill will be assessed.  Kindergarten students will be assessed on hopping and the hand dribble.  First graders will be assessed on galloping and the underhand throw.  Second graders will be assessed on skipping and striking with a paddle.  Individual Standards-Based PE Progress Reports will go home in November with the assessment data.  

Opportunities for skill development:
Mrs. Woods will provide a wide variety of skill practice opportunities regularly and throughout the year for further skill development.  Mrs. Woods will provide activity ideas and tips and invite students and families to participate in skill practice opportunities throughout the year for even more skill development and fun at home!!   

Parent Letter:

Dear Leicester Primary School Family,

PE Metrics pre-assessments, utilizing nationally tested rubrics to measure student achievement of Physical Education Standard #1, were given to all students this fall in grades kindergarten through grade two for one locomotor skill and one manipulative skill.

**Standard #1:  Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

**One locomotor and one manipulative skill were assessed for each grade level:

K:  Hopping, Dribble with Hand

1:  Galloping, Underhand Throw

2:  Skipping, Striking with Paddle  

Assessment results are recorded on the back of this sheet.  These same assessments will be given again in May.  The goal is for each student to achieve Level 3/Competence in each skill by the end of the school year.  Leicester Primary School Physical Education curriculum, instruction and assessments will be aligned with one another and with state and national standards to provide students learning opportunities for skill development and success throughout the academic year.

Please help your child practice these skills at home!  PE class time is limited to only 40 minutes per week.  Extra practice at home throughout the year will greatly improve skill development!  Physical activity is critical to the development and maintenance of good health.  The goal of physical education is to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. (NASPE, 2004).  Thank you for your help at home to help develop skillful movers!

Here are some fun ways to practice locomotor and manipulative skills at home!

(Activity ideas are from 2017 SHAPE America Physical Activity Calendars):

**Hopscotch:  Use tape or chalk to make a game on the floor or sidewalk.

**Balloon Bounce:  Blow up a balloon.  Can you keep the balloon in the air?  Try it with a partner!

**Locomotor Game:  Alternate between skipping and galloping outside in open space.

**Underhand Toss Target Practice:  Using an empty laundry basket, practice tossing a small object inside it.  Each time you make it, take a step back.

**Dribble Challenge:  Dribble a ball 100 times with your right hand, then 100 times with your left hand.  Keep your head up and use your fingerpads!

**Skip, Skip, Skip!:  See how many times you can skip around the house without stopping.  Check your pulse when done.

**Star Pitcher:  Pretend you’re a big league pitcher!  Put a target on the wall and practice throwing at it.  Be sure and transfer your weight toward the target.

**Paddle Strike:  Use a paddle and small soft ball and try to strike it up in the air over and over again.  Hold the paddle flat like a frying pan and try to stay in one standing spot while you strike the ball.  Set a new personal record for strikes in a row!

Please visit the Physical Education with Mrs. Woods website for PE and Health News, curriculum updates, resources and more!  The website can be found on the Leicester Public Schools District Home Page by clicking:  Schools>Leicester Primary School>Class Pages>PE/Health, or by clicking the link in the December Newsletter under PE News.  Thank you so much for your support!


Mrs. Woods

Sandra Woods,
Dec 4, 2017, 4:33 PM
Sandra Woods,
Dec 4, 2017, 4:34 PM
Sandra Woods,
Dec 4, 2017, 4:33 PM