To make PE a learning, successful environment for both the student and the teacher I have several expectations.
1. Saftey is Number 1! The gym is not a static classroom. Learning takes place not only through static instruction but through movement as well. It is essential for any PE teacher to be able to manage the physical environment in the classroom due to the potential for injury. Therefore, my lesson plans are designed around what is safe for the child. I expect each and every child that comes into PE class to act and move responsibly, and to be dressed appropriately.
2. There are three reasonable rules all students
are expected to follow while attending physical education class
(along with library and music class):
Respect Your Environment
Students not following these 3 simple rules will be given a "Think...and then write" to address poor choices made, the problem of the poor choice, and their committment to providing a proper choice when the next situation arises. An infraction will be issued when a student completes 3 "Think...and then writes".
3. Participation is a must!
My lesson plans are designed to have all students engaged all the time. Success comes from a student's participation doing skills, interacting with peers and teacher, and through active discussion of class-related topics.
4. Those students who come to PE with medical concerns MUST have a note from:
1) the parents/guardians
2) the doctor
3) School nurse.
Students that come to class with notes of exemption from PE will still participate by watching from the sidelines making notes about class on our "From The Sidelines" sheet to keep them continually involved in the PE lesson for that day.
5. The proper footwear in PE is required by all students to maximize their potential for physical success and minimize their potential for physical harm. Safety is my number 1 concern in class. A hurt student is a unhappy student...and I do not want students to be unhappy.
Proper footwear are considered those shoes that will allow a child to run, jump, and participate in the unit themes of:
soccer, basketball, football, volleyball, gymnastics, badminton, dance, and softball related skills providing support and comfort.
Some examples of improper footwear are:
Skate boarding shoes
High sole shoes (of more than an inch)
Sandals or "flip-flops"
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