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!
- 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:
116, Monday & Friday
301 Wednesday & Friday
219 Tuesday & Wednesday (Wednesdays class includes 4th graders in Rm 114)
220 Monday & Tuesday (Tuesdays class includes 5th graders in Rm 114)
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.
PE Rules – All rules are aimed at creating a safe, fun movement-based environment for engagement and learning.
- Listen and Follow Directions
- Respect Others
- Keep All Body Parts to Yourself
- 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.
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
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.
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 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.