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PE Philosophy

"Life is like riding a bike, you have to keep moving to stay balanced!"
 
The physical education program at Harrison Street Elementary School follows the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Standards and the National Health Education Standards. We are also aligning our program with Enhanced PE "Get Fit and Flourish Manual." This states that PE classes should strive to engage students in moderate to vigorous physical activity at least 50% of class time. This is important for children because it improves their health, learning, and behavior.
 
I will introduce as many physical activities that work on a wide set of locomotor skills and manipulative skills to help students find activities they will enjoy participating in outside of school. Those who are actively moving throughout life will be much healthier and have a longer life span than those who do not.
 
According to "Get Fit and Flourish," the lessons and handouts will do the following:
  • Empower students to make sense of and create meaning in regard to information about healthy choices and personal fitness.
  • Encourage students to personalize knowledge about healthy actions through active participation in meaningful experiences and goal setting.
  • Teach student how their decisions affect the way they feel, learn, perform and develop based on current Physical Education and Health Standards.
  • Provide experiences for students to value all learning styles and skill levels based on the "Multiple Intelligences" Cooperative Learning and the enhanced PE models.
  • Allow students to work cooperatively in groups to enhance their interpersonal skills.
  • Encourage students to advocate for personal and family health.
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