Elementary Physical Education

The elementary physical education experience provides the foundation for children to learn through movement. The activities are designed to engage children and teach them safe ways to channel their energy. Learning patience, sharing and cooperation are all part of the physical education program.

We are very excited to have the opportunity to provide your child with an exercise program in a positive, cooperative and fun-filled atmosphere here at Harry Hoag Elementary School. The discipline of Physical Education will improve not only the physical aspects of your child’s well-being, but also his/her social, emotional and intellectual development. Throughout your child’s Physical Education experiences, he/she will participate in vigorous movements, cooperation activities and challenges in motor development, all stimulating creativity.

Philosophy

The Physical Education Staff at Fort Plain Central School believes in the development of a healthy, physically fit student with an understanding of personal wellness.

Goals & Objectives

  • Our primary goal is to facilitate the development of students so they may reach their full potential. The Physical Education program will provide opportunities for students to achieve the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will allow them to attain an optimal quality of life and well-being.
  • We believe each student should have a sound knowledge and understanding of physical fitness and wellness.
  • Lifetime and recreational activities are important components of our Physical Education curriculum. It is our hope that all graduating seniors will have the knowledge and the ability to be life-long leaners of personal wellness, which will contribute to a healthy and happy lifestyle.

Participation Requirements

Frequently coming to class unprepared will result in a decrease of the student’s Physical Education grade. Grades K-4 have Physical Education every day, and Grades 5-6 have Physical Education at least 2 times a week for 43 minutes each class.

If your child is unable to participate in P.E. due to an illness or an injury, a note from a physician / parent / guardian must be given to the school health office.

  • K-4
    • Sneakers
  • 5-6
    • Sneakers
    • Shorts
    • Athletic Pants
    • T-Shirt
    • Sweatshirt
  • For their safety, it will be necessary for your child to wear sneakers, which fully cover their heel and entire foot, with a sole no thicker than one inch.
  • All youngsters will need to wear comfortable clothing that allows them to move freely (girls please try to wear pants or shorts on P.E. days). Pants that are loose must have a belt.
  • Please consider dressing your child in his/her sneakers on P.E. days or keep an extra pair of sneakers at school.

Calendar

September

  • Introduce PE program (rules & protocols)
  • Fine motor skills (hand-eye coordination)
  • Gross motor skills (relays with baton)
  • Movement Ed (station work)
  • Nature hikes

October

  • Rules & protocols on large equipment / big toys
  • Obstacle course on large equipment / big toys
  • Station work (movement ed)
  • Holiday game activities (Halloween)
  • Nature walks

November

  • Rhythms
  • Parachute
  • Lummi sticks
  • Bean bags
  • Aerobic activities
  • Holiday games / activities (Thanksgiving)

December

  • Relay races
  • Game activities
  • Holiday games

January

  • Stunts and tumbling
  • Floor stunts (animal walks)
  • Game activities
  • Physical Fitness circuit

February

  • Continue with physical fitness circuit
  • Hand-eye coordination with balls / scoops / lacrosse sticks
  • Daytona 500 scooter relay races

March

  • Nature walks (weather permitting)
  • Station work (movement ed)
  • Holiday game activities (Easter)
  • Fine & gross motor skill work

April

  • Relay races
  • Nature hikes
  • Game activities

May

  • Introduce outdoor games
  • Station work on large equipment / big toys
  • Tee Ball knock-out
  • Nature walks

June

  • Hand-eye coordination (Croquet)
  • Nature walks
  • Continue with outdoor games

Grades

Grades 5-6

Key

  • Ab – Absent from School
  • – Present
  • U – Unprepared
  • Exly – Excused early from school – no make-up required
  • SU – Suspended from school – make-up required or it goes into unprepared
  • MED – Medical Excuse
  • SE – School excuse – no make-up required
  • Ex – Excuse from parents explaining non-participation

System: Total number of points – 100

Students will be given a Physical Education grade every 10 weeks. The student’s daily grades will be broke down into the following components:

Attendance, Participation, Attitude, and Preparedness – This is based on being actively engaged and prepared throughout the marking period.

*20 classes per marking period if class is scheduled for every other day.

Participation Rubric – (Maximum 4 participation points per class, 80 possible points total)

  • Excellent – 4 points, always works hard and gives maximum effort on the activity.
  • Acceptable – 3 points, usually works hard and gives an acceptable amount of effort on the activity.
  • Not Acceptable – 1-2 points, sometimes tries but puts forth very little effort on the activity.
  • No Participation – 0 points, does not try or put any effort into the activity.

Attitude – Students will be assessed daily on their attitude in PE class. The following are examples of infractions that can detract from a student’s attitude grade component:

  • Inappropriate language
  • horseplay
  • disrespectful behavior
  • insubordination
  • fighting

Preparedness Rubric – (Maximum 1 point per class, 20 possible points total)

Possible Comments for Report Card:

  • Always dresses – dresses every class period.
  • Usually dresses – student has 1-3 unprepareds
  • Sometimes dresses – student has 4-8 unprepareds
  • Rarely dresses – student has 9 or more unprepareds
  • Never dresses – student has not dressed for entire 10 weeks

Proper Dress Code – The students must wear sneakers, appropriate gym shorts / sweatpants, appropriate t-shirts / sweatshirts (no tank tops, half-shirts, etc.), and no jewelry.

Medicals

  • If a student is medically excused for 50% or more of the marking period, then a MED will be given for that marking period.
  • If a student is medically excused for less than 50% of the marking period, then the grade will be determined on a percentage of the classes in which he/she participated.
  • All medical paperwork from a physician must be submitted to the school health office.

Additional Grading Components: (When applicable, counted separately from their daily grade)

Written examinations – Students will take written exams based on activities and skills taught during the marking period.

Fitness Testing – The Physical Education Department is required to test each student in physical fitness. We may use the FitnessGram Assessments, Presidential Fitness Tests, or District / Department created Assessments. (Some Examples could include but are not limited to: Mile Run, Shuttle Run, V-Sit Reach, Pull-ups, and Sit-ups.)

*Each student will be assessed according to grade level.

*Different skills will be tested for each unit.

Locks – Each student will be given a lock for security purposes. Each student should use the lock to secure personal belongings. A student may not use his/her own lock.

Grades K-4

Academic Performance Grading Scale

  • 4 – Excellence at grade level / Consistently demonstrates the skill
  • 3 – Has good understanding / Usually demonstrates the skill
  • 2 – Has a beginning understanding / Inconsistently demonstrates the skill
  • 1 – Has a minimal understanding / Rarely demonstrates the skill
  • X – Student is currently not taking this class