Physical Education & Health 5
Basic skills such as running, throwing, catching, kicking, and jumping are taught. Students have opportunities to develop these skills during the following units: Softball, Basketball, Floor Hockey, Flag Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Bocce Ball, Scooters, Relays, Jump Rope, Fitness Conditioning, Leisure Games, Badminton, and Frisbee. The daily warm-up routine focuses on cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility. Emphasis is on improving physical fitness, skill development, knowledge of sports and participation. Students are not required to dress out but must have on tennis shoes with laces for safety reasons. Fifth graders will have health for 10 days throughout the school year built into their physical education class. Topics to be presented include: Peer Pressure, Refusal Strategies, Tobacco, Alcohol, Nutrition, and Hygiene.
Physical Education & Health 6
The sixth grade physical education curriculum introduces students to physical activities which promote personal wellness, physical fitness, body management, and a basic knowledge of sports for leisure-time pursuits. The health curriculum covers the development of healthy personal characteristics and includes information on self-esteem, decision-making, self-discipline, acceptance, loyalty, honesty, cooperation, diligence, tolerance, and trustworthiness. Sixth grade family life deals with the physical, social, emotional, and psychological changes that occur at the time of puberty, and includes AIDS education.