Letourneau Physical Education Department

Kate McDonald- kmcdonald@fallriverschools.org

Craig Varao - cvarao@fallriverschools.org

What's Happening in Letourneau Physical Education?

 

Students in grades K-2 are currently developing the concepts of base running and tag games during different activities. They are learning the essential skills to tag their classmates safely, as well as running the bases during baseball, softball and kickball.  

 

Students in grades 3-5 are currently learning how to make personal fitness choices through track and field as well as post fitness testing. Students will be able to apply appropriate techniques and safety measures to perform specific track and field events. Students will also be comparing their pre fitness testing scores from September with their post testing scores. 

Our fitness tests consist of push-ups, sit-ups, the Shuttle Run , the Pacer Test , and the V-Sit reach flexibility test.  The following tests collectively measure a student’s speed, muscular endurance, muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility. 
 
The whole idea of conducting a series of tests at the beginning and at the end of the school year is to gauge a student’s progress throughout the school year.  We are hopeful here at Letourneau that due to being consistently active in physical education class, students will exhibit progress in some, or all of the areas that they are being tested in.

 

Physical Education Standards

ClICK HERE TO SEE THE CURRENT NATIONAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION STANDARDS

http://www.shapeamerica.org/standards/pe/

 

 

 

UPCOMING NEWS

 

K-2 Outdoor Activities

 

How can all movement skills taught, be used in different settings and activities?

 

 

3-5 Base Running Games and Outdoor Games

 

How can we apply all learnded movement skills in different settings and activities?


 

 

Happening Now in P.E.

Cycle Kids

Students in grade levels 4-5 are currently participating in the Cycle Kids Program. Students will learn the essential safety skills in order to ride a bicycle, as well as the proper hand signals when riding a bicycle on the street. Students will also learn the importance of wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle. For students who do not know how to ride a bicycle they will be able learn during class times. Students participating in this program will develop the necessary knowledge in order to live a healthy life.