Course Description

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    Upon graduating from the fifth grade, students in Health will have been exposed to and understand basic concepts about…The Human Body, Personal Safety, Guidance and Conflict Resolution, Personal Behavior, Drug Use and Abuse, Personal Health and Nutrition, Relationship Skills, Illness Prevention, and Community Health and Wellness.

    Upon graduating from the fifth grade, students in Physical Education will have been exposed to and understand basic concepts about…Movement Concepts, Skill Themes, Chasing, Fleeing, Dodging, Jumping and Landing, Balancing, Transferring Weight and Rolling, Kicking and Punting, Throwing and Catching, Volleying and Dribbling, Striking with Rackets, Striking with Long Handled Implements, Games, Dance, Gymnastics, Fitness Testing, and much more.

    In an effort to create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and safety for all, we have a few rules for the classroom.

    Rules for Health/Physical Education are as follows…

    • Students will use time wisely by staying “on-task” and following directions.
    • Students will use self-control by keeping body parts to self.
    • Students will respect others by cooperating and avoiding name calling, back talk, rolling eyes, and excluding others.
    • Students will control excessive talking.
    • Student will wear tennis shoes to class.  (Boots, Crocs, Sandals, Flip-Flops, and Dress Shoes are not permitted and the student will not be able to participate.)
    • Students will not consume gum, candy, and/ or food (unless medically prescribed) during class.
    • Students are expected to participate.  (A student will be excused from class by a note from a parent/guardian one time per nine week’s period and “as prescribed” by a doctor’s note.)

    If a student does not follow the rules, there will be consequences.

    The consequences of not following rules are as follows…

    • Warning (-1 point) 
    • 1st Time-out (-2points) (The first time in time-out the student can return to activity when he/she is ready to make better decisions.)
    • 2nd Time-out (-3 points) (The second time in time-out, the teacher will decide when the student is ready to return to activity.  Additionally, the student may be given a problem solving and/ or activity related worksheet.) 

    If a student goes to time-out, then they will receive a letter that will need to be taken home and signed by a parent/guardian.  If a student’s participation and/ or citizenship grade is lowering to the point in which he/she is in jeopardy of earning an “N” for the grading period, the parent/guardian will be contacted.

    Each student will start the nine weeks grading period with 63 points.  A student may lose up to 3 points per class based on citizenship/behavior or participation/activity.  When a grade falls to 43 points or below, the student will receive an “N” grade which may impact the end of the year awards.

    *Any student that has 20 points or more taken off their 63 points total will receive an “N” in citizenship or participation for the nine weeks grading period.

    There are some behaviors that will result in an immediate removal from class without a warning.  The following behaviors will not be tolerated and if a student demonstrates any one of these behaviors, then he/she will be sent to the principal and lose all participation and citizenship points for the day.

    Students will immediately go to the principal for the following behaviors…

    • Profanity (the use of inappropriate language)
    • Fighting (includes shoving, pushing, and/ or pinching)
    • Stealing (taking something that does not belong to you)
    • Vandalism (defacing or destroying school property)
    • Bullying or threats (i.e. silent treatment, intimidation, invasion of personal space)

    *If suspension results from actions occurring during PE, then the student will receive an “N” in citizenship and lose 3 points per day for each class period missed.