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East Physical Education

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At East School, PHYSICAL FITNESS and the WELL BEING of your child are of the utmost importance. Every effort to promote your child’s physical fitness is made with the implementation of the Connecticut State Standards. The goals of the East School Physical Education (PE) program focus on your child’s striving to:


  • Practice and master appropriate motor skills and movement.
  • Develop and maintain lifelong, family – oriented, health related fitness.
  • Be able to work with and have respect for others.

East School Physical Education Safety Rules

  • LISTEN TO AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS.
  • STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN ON THE SIGNAL.
  • KEEP YOUR HANDS AND FEET TO YOURSELF.
  • WEAR APPROPRIATE SNEAKERS FOR SAFETY. (No flip-flops, sandals, boots, backless or open toe shoes.)
  • ALWAYS COOPERATE, RESPECT OTHERS, AND DO YOUR BEST.

Physical Education Curriculum Overview

Pre K and Kindergarten-As a result of participating in the Physical Education Program at East School, Students will be able to:

·         Demonstrate Non-Locomotor Skills-Stretching, Bending, Balancing

·         Travel using a variety of Locomotor Skills- Skipping, Galloping, Leaping, Jumping,     Hopping, Running, Sliding

·         Recognize that physical activity is good for well-being

·         Demonstrate appropriate form when controlling objects. This includes: underhand tossing, overhand tossing, catching, kicking and striking

·         Enjoy participation in physical activities with self and others

Grades 1 and 2- Students in Grades 1 and 2 will be able to complete the following tasks as a result of participating in the East School Physical Education Program:

·         Perform Locomotor and Non-Locomotor Skills

·         Manipulate various pieces of equipment

·         Meet the Connecticut State Standards of Physical Education

·         Identify Different purposes of fitness components

·         Travel Safely at different speeds and different directions

·         Identify appropriate behaviors for participating with others during physical activity

Grades 3 through 5 are expected to accomplish the following goals in Physical Education:

·         Participate in Cooperative games, team sports, and individual sports

·         Demonstrate activities designed to improve and maintain muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, agility, and cardio-respiratory endurance

·         Make decisions at home to participate in exercise for personal enjoyment

·         Complete the four required Connecticut State Fitness Tests- Pacer Test, Sit and Reach Test, Sit Up Test, Push Up Test


                                                                 

Athletic Sneakers must be worn in P.E.

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When shopping for sneakers, please keep in mind that they should be athletic sneaker that will provide support and safety for P.E. Class. Croc, any type of slip on and any type of boot are not allowed


Remember...no sneakers - no P.E.!!!

Important Activities and Events

 

·        October- Fitness Testing

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February- Jump Rope For Heart, Heart Awareness Month

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March- St. Jude's Telethon, Nutrition Awareness Month, Shark Shoot Out

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May- Project ACES Day(All Children Exercising Simultaneously Day)

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June
- Kids Marathon, Fun Fair

Contact Information:
Miss Erica McMurdy
East School Physical Education Teacher
emcmurdy@torrington.org

 

Websites for both parents and students:

Keepkidshealthy.com This is the site used to calculate your child's BMI (Body Mass Index) score.

gozonkers.tv This is a great site for workout routines with a story line. Great fun!

Mypyramid.gov Super site to learn to eat healthy!

Kids health - this is a site that is designed for kids with a lot of good information about exercise.

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Click the Jumper to learn more about Jump Rope For Heart