Welcome to Physical Education (also called PE or Phy Ed for short).
I am very excited to join the Hamline Elementary team this year- Go Huskies!
This is my first year as a PE teacher. Previously, I've worked in K-5 as a substitute teacher. I love my new position as I get to know every student in the building!
I live in New Brighton with my husband and three children (and, my pug named Judy). I've loved playing sports my whole life-- I played competitive soccer through high school and into my adult years until a bad knee injury, on the soccer field, took me out. I've also coached soccer for my children's teams for several years. Physical fitness is a big part of my life and I'm excited to encourage students here at Hamline to move and have fun!
This year we will be exploring a number of units, each lesson differentiated to the grade level. Classes are 50 minutes long and each day we will be moving, running, collaborating with each other, and building relationships as a team. Our school operates on an A, B, and C week schedule. Students who have PE will have it for five days every three weeks. During these classes, students will follow daily unit plan lessons (see below for examples).
New this year is our "bonus PE" hour. Once or twice per week, depending on the A, B, or C week we are on, students will also have extra afternoon periods of PE. During these classes, we will focus on game play, sportsmanship, and lots and lots of movement!
Scheduled units for 2021-22 (list not finalized)
1. Soccer fundamentals (grades 3-5)
2. Cooperative and team building games (grades 3-5)// Manipulatives (bean bags, scarves, balls- grades PK-2)
3. Racquet sports (grades 3-5)//
4. Flag football
5. Fitness circuts
6. Track and field
7. Gymnastics and dance
PHYSICAL EDUCATION STANDARDS
Standard 1: MOTOR SKILLS and MOVEMENT- Students demonstrate competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Standard 2: MOVEMENT CONCEPTS- Students demonstrate an understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
Standard 3: PARTICIPATION IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY- Students participate regularly in physical activity.
Standard 4: FITNESS and HEALTH- Students achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Standard 5: PERSONAL and SOCIAL BEHAVIOR- Students exhibit safe, responsible behavior that respects self and others, while accepting diversity in physical activity settings.
Standard 6: LIFETIME BEHAVIORS- Students understand the value of physical activity for the health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.
Three week rotation (indicated below as: A-grade, B-grade, C-grade)
7:30-8:20 am- prep hour
8:20-9:10- A-4, B-3/4, C-5
9:10-10:00- PK (switches every other week between the two PK classes, doesn't follow regular three week rotation)
10:00-10:50- A- KWalsh, B-1, C-KScheij
10:50-11:40- A-2Stiff, B-2Flood, C-3
12:10-1:00 and 1:00-1:50- bonus PE time, each grade level will get 1-2 extra sessions per week depending on the rotation
1:50- dismissal process set up
2:15- end of day
Please contact me at email@example.com with questions or to set up a time to meet in person or virtually.