P.E. IS UP AND MOVING
The attainment of health depends on a particular breadth of knowledge about total wellness and the needed motivation to apply such knowledge to daily living. By exposing the student to what is needed to maintain health they must exercise good judgment and effectively apply health attitudes and behavior.
The New PE
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta established new physical activity guidelines in 1996 to promote lifelong physical activity among young people.
The following links address the issues related to the NASPE Content Standards and the Washington statewide academic standards as provided by the CDC:
Assessing Health Risk Behaviors Among Young People: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
Guidelines for School and Community Programs to Promote Lifelong Physical Activity Among Young People
Physical Activity and the Health of Young People
Various Health Topics for Adolescents and Teens
Topic: Cardiovascular Disease
It is essential that my physical education curriculum use the CDC guidelines, National Standards such as offered by the NASPE and the Washington State Health and Fitness EALRs to teach students at Blaine Elementary the skills necessary to lead an enjoyable lifelong physically active and healthy lifestyle. Students are to participate in moderate physical active that is found as an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. My goal is to help students through BES PE program to develop the attitudes, behavioral skills, motor skills, and confidence necessary to live a physically active life. The BES PE program supports the NASPE vision for physically educated persons:
All children and youth will display the skills and practices of a physically active lifestyle, knowing the benefits of their choice to be involved in physical activity. They will be physically fit and have a mind set that values physical activity and its benefits in sustaining healthy lifestyles. - Moving Into the Future:National Standards for Physical Education, 2nd Ed.
Within my curriculum I focus on developmental Unit Themes related to sport and leisure time activities that use various skill themes. I believe that by teaching students skills in these areas they will more likely be active in their adult years. PARTICIPATION is a must for your child to learn these skills!
Daily physical education from kindergarten through 12th grade is recommended by the American Heart Association and the NASPE and is also a national health objective for the year 2000 . The minimum amount of physical education required for students is usually set by state law. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) WAC 180-50-135 Physical education -- Grade school and high school requirement. (1) Grades 1-8. Pursuant to RCW 28A.230.040, an average of at least one hundred instructional minutes per week per year in physical education shall be required of all pupils in the common schools in the grade school program (grades 1-8) unless waived pursuant to RCW 28A.230.040.
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