Physical Education

Coach Mike McNeece

Coach Mike McNeece

Physical Education Teacher

MiMcNeece@ccsd.ws

(914)238-7206

Coach Tom Williams

Coach Tom Williams

Physical Education Teacher

ThWilliams@ccsd.ws

(914)238-7206

Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT:

Physical Education is based upon the acquisition of knowledge and skills that are the foundation for engaging in physical activity. However, the mere acquisition of knowledge and skills is not enough. The mission of Physical Education is to empower all students to sustain regular, lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive and fulfilling life.

Physical Education is a sequential educational program. It is based on physical activities undertaken in an active, caring, supportive and non threatening atmosphere in which every student is challenged and successful. Students with disabilities are provided with a learning environment that is modified, when necessary, to allow for maximum participation.

Parents are the most influential and motivating people in a young child's life.  We want to tap into this important resource more effectively.  We hope to increase parent support and involvement with early and positive communication.  This web site will provide important information and resources for learning, make expectations clear and demonstrate concern for each child's success.

Standards

NATIONAL STANDARDS:

1.  Demonstrate competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms

2.  Apply movement concepts and principals to the learning and development of motor skills.

3.  Exhibit a physically active lifestyle.

4.   Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness

5.  Demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings

6.  Demonstrate understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings

7.  Understand that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and social interaction.

NEW YORK STATE STANDARDS:

Standard        1

Personal Health and Fitness

Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity and maintain personal health.

Standard        2

A Safe and Healthy Environment

Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.

Standard        3

Resource Management

Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.

Behavioral Expectations

Our Behavioral Expectations Plan is a system that establishes a clear, fair, consistent and positive approach for dealing with student behavior in the gym. It clearly states what behaviors we expect from students and what they can expect from the teacher in return. The goal of the plan is to have a fair and consistent way in which to deal with all students who choose to misbehave. This creates an atmosphere conducive to teaching, allowing more time on-task for learning, positively motivate students to follow these rules and to support and praise the students when they make good choices. Please view your child’s’ Behavioral Expectations Plan from the grade levels displayed below. It is extremely important to take the time to go over these expectations with your child and we thank you for your continued support.

Behavioral Expectations by Grade:

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Dear Parents,

These are the behavioral expectations of our learning environment. These expectations will be in effect at all times:

-- Sneakers are required for class participation-see your child’s gym schedule
-- Quiet when entering and leaving the gym
-- Careful when in motion
-- Listen to and follow directions
-- No put downs

If a student chooses to behave inappropriately, the following negative consequences will be imposed:

First time = Warning (opportunity to self-correct inappropriate behavior)
Second time = 3 minute time out
Third time = 5 minute time out and reflection sheet
Fourth time = 5 minute time out, reflection sheet and call to parent
Fifth time = Send to principal, reflection sheet and call to parent

A zero tolerance policy is in effect for those students who choose to strike another person or use inappropriate language. This type of behavior will result in an immediate talk with the principal, reflection sheet and a call to parent.

Individual students who choose to behave appropriately will be rewarded with the following positive consequences:

-- Public or private praise
-- Positive notes of praise sent home
-- Certificates of praise given to student
-- Positive phone calls to parent
-- Student’s choice of any game to be played with the class
-- Student choice of positive consequence
-- Other special privileges

Groups (classes) who choose to behave appropriately will be rewarded with the following positive consequences:

-- Extra gym time
-- Extra recess time
-- Free play days-open gym
-- Class choice of any game to be played
-- Use of special physical education equipment during recess time
-- Announcements on our physical education bulletin board or over the PA system-public praise
-- Class choice of positive consequence
-- Other special privileges

We have already discussed this behavioral expectation plan with your child, but we would appreciate it if you would review it together and keep it handy for further reference.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

2nd & 3rd Grades

Dear Parents,

These are the behavioral expectations of our learning environment. These expectations will be in effect at all times:

-- Sneakers are required for class participation-see your child’s gym schedule
-- Quiet when entering and leaving the gym
-- Careful when in motion
-- Listen to and follow directions
-- No put downs

If a student chooses to behave inappropriately, the following negative consequences will be imposed:

First time = Warning (opportunity to self-correct inappropriate behavior)
Second time = 5 minute time out
Third time7 minute time out and reflection sheet
Fourth time = 7 minute time out, reflection sheet and call to parent
Fifth time = Send to principal, reflection sheet and call to parent

A zero tolerance policy is in effect for those students who choose to strike another person or use inappropriate language. This type of behavior will result in an immediate talk with the principal, reflection sheet and a call to parent.

Individual students who choose to behave appropriately will be rewarded with the following positive consequences:

-- Public or private praise
-- Positive notes of praise sent home
-- Certificates of praise given to student
-- Positive phone calls to parent
-- Student’s choice of any game to be played with the class
-- Student choice of positive consequence
-- Other special privileges

Groups (classes) who choose to behave appropriately will be rewarded with the following positive consequences:

-- Extra gym time
-- Extra recess time
-- Free play days-open gym
-- Class choice of any game to be played
-- Use of special physical education equipment during recess time
-- Announcements on our physical education bulletin board or over the PA system-public praise
-- Class choice of positive consequence
-- Other special privileges

We have already discussed this behavioral expectation plan with your child, but we would appreciate it if you would review it together and keep it handy for further reference.

Thank you for your continued support.

4th Grade

Dear Parents,

These are the behavioral expectations of our learning environment. These expectations will be in effect at all times:
-- Sneakers are required for class participation-see your child’s gym schedule
-- Quiet when entering and leaving the gym
-- Careful when in motion
-- Listen to and follow directions
-- No put downs

If a student chooses to behave inappropriately, the following negative consequences will be imposed:

First time = Warning (opportunity to self-correct inappropriate behavior)
Second time 
= 5 minute time out
Third time = 10 minute time out and reflection sheet
Fourth time = 10 minute time out, reflection sheet and call to parent
Fifth time = Send to principal, reflection sheet and call to parent

A zero tolerance policy is in effect for those students who choose to strike another person or use inappropriate language. This type of behavior will result in an immediate talk with the principal, reflection sheet and a call to parent.

Individual students who choose to behave appropriately will be rewarded with the following positive consequences:

-- Public or private praise
-- Positive notes of praise sent home
-- Certificates of praise given to student
-- Positive phone calls to parent
-- Student’s choice of any game to be played with the class
-- Student choice of positive consequence
-- Other special privileges

Groups (classes) who choose to behave appropriately will be rewarded with the following positive consequences:

-- Extra gym time
-- Extra recess time
-- Free play days-open gym
-- Class choice of any game to be played
-- Use of special physical education equipment during recess time
-- Announcements on our physical education bulletin board or over the PA system-public praise
-- Class choice of positive consequence
-- Other special privileges


We have already discussed this behavioral expectation plan with your child, but we would appreciate it if you would review it together and keep it handy for further reference.

Thank you for your continued support.

Medical Excuse Procedures

If your child needs to be excused from participating their physical education class due to illness or injury, please take note of the following procedures:

*children should bring in a note from a parent or doctor explaining the illness or injury

*all notes should be given to the nurse first thing in the morning

*the school nurse will inform the physical education staff in regard to any students who need to be excused

*a parent note will excuse a child from participation for 1 or 2 gym classes only

*a doctor note is required for a child who needs to be excused for more than 2 gym classes

*a parent or doctor note must be very specific with regard to level of participation, no participation, and a return date for full participation

*please understand that when a child is excused from gym class, they may not actively participate in recess or other school sports/games programs

*if an illness or injury is so severe that a child cannot participate in gym, please also consider limiting out of school physical activities so that your child can fully recover

If you have any questions regarding our medical excuse policy, please. The number is 238-7104.  Thank you.

Areas of Study

The K-12 Physical Education Program:

Goal: A Life-Long Healthy and Physically Active Lifestyle

Personal Fitness/Wellness
     1) Elements of Health Related Fitness:

  • Cardiovascular-Respiratory Endurance
  • Muscle Strength and Endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Body Composition

     2) Elements of Human Wellness:

  • Disease Risk Reduction
  • Safety
  • Stress Management
  • Nutrition
  • Effects of Aging

    3) Skills Related to Fitness:

  • Balance
  • Agility
  • Reaction Time
  • Speed
  • Power
  • Coordination

Personal Living Skills:
     1) Self-Reliance:

  • Self-Control
  • Self-Expression
  • Accountability
  • Courage

    2) Social Skills:
     
  • Respect for Others
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Cooperation
  • Leadership
  • Trust

    3) Personal Management Skills:
     
  • Decision making
  • Self-Learning
  • Honesty/Fairness
  • Ethics
  • Diligence
  • Perseverance
  • Initiative