Skinner West Elementary School Physical Education Grades K-5th


Welcome back to school Skinner Superstar students and parents! My name is Mrs. Westendorf (Ms. Westy) and I am looking forward to the 2017-2018 school year! Please review the information below about our physical education program at Skinner!


ABOUT ME:

  • Hello my name is Ms. Westy and this year I will teach grades K-5. 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 Via Ferrata in the Swiss Alps, went on a white water rafting expedition through the Grand Canyon, and 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 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 level courses online for the past 9 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!



2017-2018 Physical Education Class Schedules

Kindergarten:

  • 401/404 Tuesday
  • 403/116 Thursday

1st Grade:

  • 400/405 Tuesday
  • 402/120 Thursday

2nd Grade:

  • 124/121 Monday
  • 118/123 Friday

3rd Grade:

  • 212 Monday
  • 119 Monday & Thursday
  • 211 Tuesday
  • 214 Wednesday

4th Grade:

  • 222 Monday & Wednesday
  • 216 Monday
  • 221/222 Wednesday
  • 223/218 Thursday
  • 218 Friday

5th Grade:

  • 217/219 Tuesday
  • 318/220 Wednesday
  • 318 Thursday
  • 220 Friday

SPARK CURRICULUM... http://www.sparkpe.org/

KINDERGARTEN:

Building a Foundation:

  • Orientation and personal space, general space and creative moves, locomotor skills, level, directions, pathways, tempos, movement concepts using hoops, body management and balance, pairing and moving together, pairs combining movement concepts

Catching and Throwing:

  • Practice rolling and catching with a partner, throwing underhand to targets, self-toss and catch, partner roll and catch challenges, partner underhand toss and catch, partner underhand toss and catch challenges

Dribbling, Striking, & Volleying

  • Many movement skill fundamentals are addressed such as, bouncing, catching and dribbling balls of different sizes; striking objects with a hand and progressing to short and long handled implements; volleying skills are practiced utilizing balloons.


1ST GRADE:

Building a Foundation:

  • Orientation and personal space, general space and creative moves, locomotor skills, level, directions, pathways, tempos, movement concepts using hoops, body management and balance, pairing and moving together, pairs combining movement concepts

Manipulatives:

  • Locomotor and non-locomotor movements using scarves, toss, catch and juggle scarves, pass beanbag with partner side to side and over and under, explore ribbon wands, creative dancing with scarves and/or ribbon wands.

Kicking and Trapping

  • Focus on foot-striking skills such as dribbling, passing, and kicking a ball. Students will also utlize various locomotor movements, tempos, pathways, and directions learned in KDG & 1st grade. Students will participate in challenging activities that include dribbling around obstacles, through tunnels, kicking for accuracy, and playing soccer golf.


2ND GRADE:

Dance

  • The bunny hop, the Mexican hat dance, the hokey pokey, the conga, seven jumps (traditional Danish dance), the muffin man, the shoemaker’s dance (a folk dance from Denmark), Tarantella (Italian Folk dance), Mayonesa (popular dance performed at weddings and parties in Spanish speaking countries).

Jumping and landing

  • Jumping provides vigorous, total body conditioning as well as general coordination, rhythm & timing, muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance. Activities include jumping and landing exploration to stationary rope jumping, turning a long rope, jumping a long rope while it is being turned, jumping a rope that is self-turned. Jump rope activities challenge students to strive for personal improvement and may promotes cooperative behavior

Catching & Throwing

  • Practice throwing underhand and overhand to targets as well as a partner, partner throw and catch challenges, overhand throw for distance, students toss and catch balls using scoops

Balance, Stunts, & Tumbling

  • Stunts are primarily designed to increase abilities such as balance, coordination, flexibility, agility and strength. Tumbling, at beginning levels, involves various types of body rolls and inverted balances that encourage the development of these same attributes.


3RD GRADE:

Fitness Testing

  • Students begin fitness testing in 3rd grade. Fitnessgram is a comprehensive fitness assessment battery for youth. It includes a variety of health-related physical fitness tests designed to assess cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility.

Soccer

  • Students will practice and develop ball-handling, dribbling, passing and receiving, shooting, and defending required for successful game play. Activities are designed to include and challenge all students' physical skills, while maintaining enjoyable, health-promoting, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.

Golf

  • The First Tee DRIVE is a golf activity plan designed to expose students to 9 core value behaviors (respect, courtesy, responsibility honesty, sportsmanship, confidence, judgment, perseverance, and integrity) through sports, such as baseball, football, bowling, and tennis. However, these games are modified to incorporate four basic golf shots (putt, chip, pitch, and full swing). The primary purpose of teaching golf from this nontraditional approach is to improve golf performance, increase enjoyment of the game, and encourage students to become players of the game of golf for a lifetime.

Softball

  • Activities will involve smaller groups, utilize fewer rules, equalize play and touches so students have the opportunity to practice and develop fundamental skills such as throwing and catching, fielding, baserunning, underhand pitching, and batting.


4TH GRADE:

Fitness Testing

  • Fitnessgram is a comprehensive fitness assessment battery for youth. It includes a variety of health-related physical fitness tests designed to assess cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility.

Stunts & Tumbling

  • Students will practice and develop the fundamental skills required to successfully perform a variety of individual and partner stunts and tumbling skills. Warm-up routine consisting of strength, flexibility and aerobic movements, introduction of stunts and tumbling skills including balance and strength skills, jumping and landing skills, weight transfer skills, and partner stunts and challenges. At then end of the unit students will create their own stunts & tumbling routine

Hockey

  • Introduction to stick handling, dribbling, passing, face-off, shooting. Students will practice hockey skills individually, in pairs, or in groups. Students will dribble and shoot alone, practice passing or play 1 on 1 with a partner utilizing the skills built in this unit.

Football

  • Students will practice and develop throwing/receiving, ball carrying, flag pulling, pitching, and punting skills necessary for successful game play.


5TH GRADE:

Fitness Testing

  • Fitnessgram is a comprehensive fitness assessment battery for youth. It includes a variety of health-related physical fitness tests designed to assess cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility.

Softball

  • Activities will involve smaller groups, utilize fewer rules, equalize play and touches so students have the opportunity to practice and develop fundamental skills such as throwing and catching, fielding, base running, underhand pitching, and batting.

Basketball

  • Students will be given an opportunity to practice fundamental basketball skills such as ball-handling, dribbling, passing, shooting, and pivoting.

Soccer

  • Students will practice and develop ball-handling, dribbling, passing and receiving, shooting, and defending required for successful game play. Activities are designed to include and challenge all students' physical skills, while maintaining enjoyable, health-promoting, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.

PE Rules – Aimed at creating a safe movement-based learning environment

  1. Listen and Follow Directions
  2. Respect Others
  3. Keep All Body Parts to Yourself
  4. Be a Good Sport

Consequences

  1. Verbal warning
  2. Time out & discussion with teacher
  3. Time out for remainder of the period & lunch reflection

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 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.

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