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 My name is Denise Douglas and this is my eighth year as the PE teacher here
at Parkland Elementary.  I have been teaching school for 21 years and can't
imagine where the time has gone!!!  I am originally from Kansas and
graduated from Kansas State University.  Go Wildcats! :)  I am married and
have a beautiful little girl named Kristal Grace. I love teaching here at
Parkland.  We have the world's best students, teachers, and principal!!!  My
hobbies include going to my husband's football games,(He is a
teacher at PC North), scrapbooking, and riding my bike.
 
 
Mission for my class
 
My mission for my class is that I will instill a love of activity and
wellness in your child.  I want all children to learn to enjoy exercising
and eating healthy to promote them living a long and healthy life.  I also
want to help educate our children on the importance of staying tobacco free.
 Frequently Asked Questions:
1.  Does my student need to wear tennis shoes??
 
YES!!  If they don't wear tennis shoes to class,
 they will lose a point off of their nine weeks grade.
Please no sandals or boots!!  They can be closed toe shoes with a flat sole like Toms, Sanuks, Sketchers, etc. 

2.  How is my student graded?   

Students lose points in PE when they come unprepared.  They lose 1 point if they forget to wear the proper shoes, or if girls forget to wear shorts under skirts.  They lose 1 point if they are sent to time out.  They lose 2 points if they are not participating in class.  They lose 3 points if they go to time out more than once in one class period.  They lose 5 points if they are sent to Mr. Haggard's office.  Periodically throughout the year, students are evaluated with tests and other various assignments.

3.  What do I do if my student is injured or sick?                 

Please send me a note if your child cannot participate for any reason in PE.  If they need to sit out due to health reasons, they will write a short report during class to count for their participation grade for the day.   If they need to miss more than three days, please send a doctor's note.  Thanks!!

 Things we are learning this month

 Kindergarten through 3rd grade - To begin the school year, we will be learning to move in personal space and will be practicing various locomotor and non-locomotor movements.

Healthy Snack
 
  

Make Our USDA My Plate Meal at Home!

Sautéed Chicken with Cider Sauce and Squash “Noodles”
Makes 2 servings
1T vegetable oil
½  granny smith apple, sliced thin
1 ½ t packed dark brown sugar
2 - 4 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
¼  t cinnamon
¼  t kosher salt
¼  t fresh ground pepper
½ each medium onion sliced thin and cut into rings
¼  cup apple cider
2 T cider vinegar 
1 cup julienne squash, mixed
 
Directions:
1. In a large nonstick skillet over med. heat, heat 1/2 of the oil. Sauté the apple until lightly browned about 5 min. Sprinkle with the brown sugar; cook, stirring frequently until tender. Transfer to plate.
 2. On a separate plate sprinkle the chicken with cinnamon, salt and pepper. In the skillet heat the remaining oil and sauté the chicken until browned, 4 - 5 minutes on each side. Transfer to another plate. 
3. In the skillet, cook the onion, covered, until tender, 6 - 8 minutes; stir in the cider & the vinegar. Reduce the heat & simmer 2 minutes. Return the chicken to the skillet; simmer spooning the sauce over the chicken, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is reduced by half 4 - 5 minutes. 
4. Return the apples to the skillet; cook until heated through about 2 minutes and set aside.  Keep warm.  Reheat squash in skillet, and arrange the squash “noodles” on a platter; top with the chicken pour apples over top and any remaining sauce over the chicken. Serve with brown rice.
5. Set table, sit down and enjoy with friends and family. 
 
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