Mr. Johnson's PE Page

Skinner West Elementary School

Homerooms serviced: all K-2, all 6-8, room 313

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Welcome Skinner West community members! Please use the information on this page for your reference throughout the school year and don't hesitate to contact me by emailing me at

Current Assignments and due dates...

  • Grades 6-8: Make sure you study for your basketball quiz that will take place at the end of March!

Homeroom classes I am servicing during the 2017-18 school year (and their corresponding PE days)

  • SPED - 313 (PE days TBD)
  • K - 116 (Thurs/Fri), 401 (Tuesday), 403 (Thurs), 404 (Fri)
  • 1 - 120 (Wed/Thurs), 400 (Tuesday), 402 (Thursday), 405 (Tuesday)
  • 2 - 118 (Tues/Fri), 121 (Mon), 123 (Fri), 124 (Mon)
  • 6 - 312 (Wed), 314 (Tues), 317 (Mon/Fri), 321 (Mon/Thurs)
  • 7 - 316 (Tues/Thurs), 322 (Monday), 323 (Wed/Fri)
  • 8 - 319 (Thurs), 320 (Mon/Tues), 326 (Wed/Fri)

Skinner PE Dress Code

The overarching objective of the PE Dress Code is to have all students dressed in an appropriate manner to participate fully in a movement based environment. Clothing should be light and easy to move in. We ask that students dress as outlined in the chart below on their homeroom's designated PE day (listed above). Students will not be permitted to change before or after PE, so they will need to come dressed as outlined below on any day where they have PE. Note that the Upper Grade Dress Code still applies to all students in grades 6-8.

Acceptable footwear - gym shoes, sneakers, keens, any closed toed shoe with a rubber sole

Unacceptable footwear - flip flops, any open toed shoe, boots, any shoe with an elevated heel, crocs

Acceptable tops - any school appropriate t-shirt, long sleeve t-shirt, polo, sweatshirt, hooded sweatshirt

Unacceptable tops - sweaters, dress shirts, dresses, any form of denim shirt, vest, or jacket, shirt with any type of tie

Acceptable bottoms - athletic/jogging pants, any type of shorts, yoga pants/leggings, sweatpants

Unacceptable bottoms - jeans, dress slacks, cargo pants, khackis, corduroy pants, any skirt or dress without leggings

Acceptable jewelry - stud earrings, necklaces that can be tucked under a shirt

Unacceptable jewelry - hoop earrings, earings that hang down from the earlobe, anything large or heavy

**Please note that there's always an increased likelihood that things get broken during PE, so we STRONGLY encourage students to not bring anything expensive or valuable to the gym for class, including wearing expensive framed glasses**

Skinner Spirit Wear - Instructions for ordering Skinner Apparel

Please see form below for school spirit wear orders.

lands end uniform school info.pdf

Grading Information for Grades 6-8

In accordance with CPS’s PE Curriculum Framework, each student is evaluated and given a grade based on the following components and their corresponding percentage of final grade.

Active Engagement – 30%

-Example: participation in daily movement activities

Knowledge of Concepts – 30%

-Example: oral/written tests, quizzes, ect.

Skill Performance/Demonstration – 30%

-Example: social responsibility, respectfulness, gameplay rubrics (Grades 6-8)

Preparedness – 10%

-Example: dress, footwear, materials.

Daily Grade

Students will receive a daily grade where they receive one point for coming class prepared(going toward their Preparedness grade), one for being a socio-emotional contributor to our class that day (socio-emotional point goes toward their Skill Performance/Demonstration grade), and two possible points for their active engagement in the lesson's activities (going toward their Active Engagement grade). Active engagement points may be scaled back to 1 if participation in the lesson is limited or 0 if there is little or no participation in the given lesson.

Written work

Written work can be done in many forms, but for the most part is limited to assignments that require knowledge of concepts covered in class (points go toward our Knowledge of Concepts grade), which can include quizzes, tests, homework, and/or exit slips. End of unit study guides are always given out and it's encouraged that students study for their quiz (see study guides at bottom of page)

KDG Standard-Based Grading Inf0

For all K PE classes, students will receive a 3 if they are proficient/meet a given standard we are working toward, and a 2 if they are working towards the standard but are not quite there yet. Specific K standards can be seen by looking at the SHAPE America outcomes document embedded under 'additional resources' below.

Gym Room Rules

All rules are aimed at creating a safe, fun movement-based environment for engagement and learning.

1. Listen and Follow Directions

2. Respect Others

3. Keep all Body Parts to Youself

4. Be a Good Sport

Consequences (please note that I may skip steps depending on the situation)

1. Verbal warning and reminder

2. Timeout and short discussion with teacher. Timeout is the number of minutes equal to the age of the student (10 years old = 10 minutes)

3. Timeout for remainder of the period and lunch reflection or yellow slip given (recess excluded)

Skinner West Physical Education Curriculum Information

We proudly utilize SPARK, a research-based Physical Education curriculum that promotes lifelong wellness while aligning to both state and national standards .

2017-18 Unit Info (Grades 6-8)

6th - Team handball, fitness testing & concepts, volleyball, basketball, track & field

7th- Team handball, fitness testing & concepts, volleyball, basketball, soccer

8th - Team handball, fitness testing & concepts, volleyball, basketball, walking/ jogging

2017-18 Unit Info (Grades K-2)

K- Building a foundation, Dribbling/Volleying/Striking, Catching/Throwing

1st - Building a foundation, Manipulatives, Kicking/Trapping

2nd - Dance, Balance/Stunts/Tumbling, Jumping/Landing, Catching/Throwing

Parent meeting policy:

-Please direct any questions, comments, or concerns to my email at

-All parent meetings require 48 hours advance notification and can be scheduled anytime during the school day with the exception of times that I am teaching classes or my lunch break on a given day.

Additional Resources...

Check out the National Standards for Physical Education and age-specific performance outcomes for any concept we cover in PE by clicking the link below!