Teachers of Physical Education
Through movement and active participation, Physical Education helps to develop physical skills. It promotes self-esteem and the interpersonal skills that allow students to learn about themselves and how they interact and relate to others. Our program is based on:
1. Fostering wellness through fitness activities
2. Motor/movement skill development
3. Social skills development with an emphasis on the TLC (Tools for Life's Challenges) themes.
All of our classes are forty minutes and classes meet every other day. In kindergarten, first, and second grade, we are concerned with helping these students with the following skills: Body control (the ability to move safely in personal and general space), locomotors skills (walking, running, jumping, hopping, galloping, and skipping), eye hand and eye foot coordination, physical fitness skills, and positive attitude and participation development. In grades three and four we continue to work on motor/movement skills, and emphasize the importance of fitness, sports skills, and sportsmanship. We believe that the following behaviors and movement understanding are key to the students learning, listening and following directions, making safe choices, comprehending activities or skills, and evaluating individual as well as group performances.
The goal of Roaring Brook's Physical Education program is to help students develop skills and attitudes that will enable them to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. We hope that with your help and encouragement, each child will develop habits of regular exercise which will enhance physical and mental well-being.
Intramural activities are currently only open to fourth grade students for a fall and spring session before school starts from 8:00 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. (the designated day of the week vary from session to session). All intramural activities are organized and supervised. If you have any questions about this program, please call the school any morning after 8:30 a.m. and one of the Physical Education teachers will be happy to speak with you to answer any question regarding this program.