We are continuing our incentive in PE for REACH (Respect, Encourage, Appreciate, Communication and Honor) behavior, good sportsmanship, good attitude, good character, etc. Coach Chacchia, Coach Box and Mrs. Beene will be handing out plastic feet to those who are going above and beyond with good behavior in PE. They have a hole in the heel to lace on to their shoe lace. If their shoe does not have laces, they can add them to a chain to have around their neck. We are hoping with positive reinforcement that we can improve behavior in the hall during transition as well.
(There is no replacement for a lost “foot”. They are responsible for keeping up with it. This is a good time to learn natural consequences for losing something. And this is a tiny thing that is a good way to teach that before they lose something valuable.)
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask. I am happy to help any way that I can.FITNESSGRAMSenate Bill 530 mandates that students in Grades 3-12 participate in fitness testing on a yearly basis. The following areas will be tested:
Parents will receive a copy of their child's physical fitness test results at the end of the school year.SHOES FOR SAFETY***Tennis shoes and proper dress attire are MANDATORY for P.E. to insure safety for your child.***GRADING POLICYAll students will receive a grade of E, S, N, or U each grading
- Cardiovascular Endurance (mile run)
- Muscular Strength (height, weight and BMI)
- Flexibility (Trunk lift and sit-and-reach)Parents will receive a copy of their child’s physical fitness test results at the end of the school year.
period based on participation, behavior, and appropriate dress attire.
N= Needs Improvement
Grades will be based on the following:
District PE Grading Rubric – Elementary
- Student is actively involved in the activity or game
- Listens during instruction and performs correctly in activity or game
- Follows the rules of the gym and of the PE teacher
- Respect for self, others, and equipment
- Hallway expectations
- Acts in a way that keeps he/she safe
- Acts in a way that keeps others safe around them
- Appropriate clothing and footwear for activity
Kinder - 5th
0-5 Tallies in book = E
6-8 Tallies in book = S
9-10 Tallies in book = N
11+ Tallies in book = U
*These grading requirements will be at the discretion of the PE teacher and how they handle their classPHYSICAL EDUCATION“Of all subjects taught in school, physical education is the only subject by which the very nature of its content has the potential to affect how a person will feel every moment of every day for the rest of his or her life.”IF OUR CHILD IS SICK OR INJURED**A DOCTOR’S/PARENT NOTE IS REQUIRED IN ORDER FOR YOUR CHILD TO SIT OUT OF PE**EXPECTATIONS1. Follow directions immediately.
2. Take care of all equipment.
3. Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself.
4. Participate in all class activities.
5. Be respectful and quiet during instruction.PHILOSOPHYThe aim of the physical education program at Folsom Elementary is to develop and improve students’ personal fitness and motor skills by providing developmentally appropriate activities through purposefully, creative, and enjoyable instruction. By incorporating challenging, yet achievable tasks the students can attain positive attitudes about physical activity and movement.