Skinner West Elementary School Physical Education Grades K-5th


Welcome back Superstar students and parents to the 2018-2019 school year! I hope you had a fantastic summer break!


ABOUT ME:

  • Hello my name is Ms. Westy and this year is my 13th year teaching at Skinner West. I received a Bachelors of Science and hold 2 Masters degrees in Teaching and Special Education. I am also a National Board Certified Teacher. I enjoy traveling the world and being adventurous! I have been skydiving, climbed a few Via Ferratas around the world, white water rafted through the Grand Canyon, and have backpacked in Yosemite which included hiking Half Dome! I love the outdoors, reading, spending time with my family including 2 nephews and a niece, and am a HUGE Chicago sports (Go Cubs) and Golden State Warriors fan!
  • Fun Facts about Ms. Westy: I coached Michael Jordan's son one summer; I am a former college basketball player and former college basketball coach; My dad coached Shaun Livingston, of the Golden State Warriors, in high school; I have been teaching graduate courses online for the past 10 years, I have a dog named Campbell Soup!
  • What I enjoy most about teaching: I take great pride in teaching my students skills they can learn, develop, and utilize throughout their lifetime.
  • What inspired me to become a teacher: My parents, I saw the difference they made in the lives of the students they taught, the joy in their students eyes and smiles on their students faces when they were around my Mom and Dad. I knew I wanted to be able to have that same kind of impact on others!



2018-2019 Physical Education Class Schedules

Please note, if you don't see your childs classroom below please refer to Mr. Johnson webpage for his class schedule at:

https://sites.google.com/cps.edu/mrjohnson

Kindergarten

116, Monday & Friday

401/404 Tuesday

403/400 Thursday

1st Grade

402/120 Tuesday

405/119 Thursday

2nd Grade

118/121 Friday

123/124 Monday

3rd Grade

211 Thursday

212 Monday

214 Wednesday

301 Wednesday & Friday

4th Grade

216 Monday

219 Tuesday & Wednesday (Wednesdays class includes 4th graders in Rm 114)

221 Friday

223 Thursday

5th Grade

217 Tuesday

218 Thursday

220 Monday & Tuesday (Tuesdays class includes 5th graders in Rm 114)

222 Wednesday

226 Tuesday & Wednesday




Physical Education K-5th Curriculum

I utilize the Spark Curriculum... http://www.sparkpe.org/

National Physical Education Standards...https://www.shapeamerica.org//standards/pe/upload/Grade-Level-Outcomes-for-K-12-Physical-Education.pdf

Please refer to the Grade Level Unit Outcomes below which incorporate the Spark Curriculum and the National Physical Education Standards.

Primary_unit_1_outcomes 2.docx
Unit 1 Grades 3-5 .docx

PE 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 Yourself
  4. Be a Good Sport

Consequences for K-2 (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)

3a. (K-2) Timeout for remainder of the period and yellow slip given to be signed and returned by parents.

3b. (3rd-5th) Timeout for remainder of the period and yellow slip given to be signed and returned by parents. After second yellow slip of school year, each additional yellow slip will result in a lunch reflection given to the student.

Grading Information

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, exit slips, etc.

Skill Performance/Demonstration – 30%

Example: social responsibility, respectfulness

Preparedness – 10%

Example: dress, footwear

Daily Grade

Students will receive a daily grade where they receive one point for coming to 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.

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 strongly encouraged that students study for their quiz (study guides will be located on this site).

KDG Standard-Based Grading Info

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. Unit information and corresponding instructional outcomes can be found below under curriculum info.

Fitness/Health Websites:

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/

http://www.foodnetwork.com/healthy-eating/index.html

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

Contact Me:

Joy Westendorf

National Board Certified Teacher

jwestendorf@cps.edu