Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Welcome to the Legacy P.E. Blog!! I'm Mrs. Carter, the Physical Education Specialist at Legacy.

It's time to begin another school year and I am excited to see your children come to the gym for P.E. Each child will come to P.E. twice during the school year for approximately 6 weeks each time. We'll be working to improve flexibility, strength, endurance and physical skills.

First and Fourth graders will also be taught a wonderful and empowering personal safety program called r.a.d.KIDS. (See www.radkids.org for more information)

This year I'll be using a new grading scale. Each day of P.E. students will receive 4 points (20 points per week) based on the following areas:

1 point = Proper footwear (Students are required to wear footwear appropriate for PE activities. Proper footwear are shoes that cover the heels and toes and don't slip off during activities such as kicking or sprinting.)

1 point= Attentiveness (Students are required to be still and listen while I am talking to the class.)

1 point = Participation (Students are required to participate in the activites of the day. Standing off to the side or otherwise not following directions is not allowed.) 1 point = Effort (Students are required to consistently try to improve their strength, flexibilty,endurance and skill.)

Check your child's PowerGrade account frequently to see how they are doing.