Wednesday, August 16, 2017

"If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together."

African Proverb

Welcome to physical education!  The bulletin board in the gym reflects our area of focus for the 2017-18 school year.  We will take some cues from the animal kingdom about how working cooperatively helps groups survive and thrive!  We believe every student has strengths that are valuable to the team in PE.  Throughout the year, students will be engaged in various "team building" challenges that encourage them to think critically, communicate a plan, and work together to solve a problem.  Of course there will be plenty of time for exploring our favorite activities like ball handling, jump rope, striking skills, manipulatives, tumbling, throwing, catching, dance, fitness activities, and tag ...we'll just add a few extra twists to the activities to build our collaboration skills.  Parents can help reinforce our PE goal by talking with your student about how cooperation helps your family function better, share examples of how you collaborate with others in your workplace, and emphasize teamwork ahead of winning with after school sports and activities.

I am looking forward to a grrrrrrreat year with all 640 of our students!
Ms. Warner
Physical Education teacher