Branch Physical Education

At Branch Elementary, I believe all students can be successful in physical education. The goal for my students is to instill a love for physical activity, gain knowledge of the human body, and create good overall health habits. As a physical educator, my intention is to provide a wide variety of activities which will encourage students to be “Fit for Life”.

Class Environment

-Create a positive atmosphere with verbal communication. Teacher, aides, and students will recognize and compliment good behavior. High fives will be encouraged.

-Students will be placed in roll call lines to promote successful behavior. Proximity of teacher and aides will encourage students to stay on task.

-An expectation and a demonstration will be stated before each activity.

In order to accomplish these goals, the elementary physical education teachers in Lucia Mar have set guidelines and expectations to help students be successful to meet the standards for Physical Education. Here is a list of our behavior expectations and a list of consequences for those who don’t meet them.

Elementary P.E. Grading Policy 1st - 6th

Students are graded on the following Marking System and Rubric. If a student displays the following behaviors they are marked down. For every 6 marks a student has on the grading sheet, they drop 1 letter grade (4th-6th) or 1 number grade (1st-3rd). Additionally, students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade will be responsible for taking three written tests (one per trimester). The material will cover basic knowledge of our bones, heart, and muscles. If they do not pass with a C- or better, their grade will drop by a 1/2 letter grade.

Marking System: abbreviations used when marking students in grade book

    • FD - not following directions
    • L - not listening
    • T - talking while the teacher is talking
    • E - lack of effort
    • P - not participating in the activity
    • A - negative attitude


Rubric for Grades

A or 4 Excellent (0-5 marks)

    • - 100% effort
    • - Participates all of the time
    • - Excellent attitude and cooperation
    • - Follows instructions the first time asked

B or 3 Consistently Demonstrates (6-11 marks)

    • - Average effort, gives everything a try
    • - Participates most of the time
    • - Good attitude and cooperation
    • - Reminders on instructions

C or 2 In Progress (12-17 marks)

    • - Moderate to limited effort
    • - Participates most of the time
    • - Attitude or Cooperation needs work
    • - Behavior: needs to be reminded of rules

D or 1 Limited Progress (18-23 marks)

    • - Very limited effort
    • - Limited participation
    • - Attitude or Cooperation needs a lot of work
    • - Behavior: several reminders of the rules

A parent will be notified if the behavior becomes habitual.