Physical Education (PE) will continue to keep it's expectations the same the school's expectations. The expectations include: Respect (for self, others, teachers and equipment), responsibility (for oneself, learning and behavior) and cooperation (working with all at Crossroads). The rules will also be the same as the schools: Listen and follow directions, keep hands and feet to yourself, use appropriate language, come prepared to class with proper materials and do your best work.
Each student in K-6 will be coming to the gym for movement, learning and fun. Please have appropriate shoes for your child. An appropriate shoe for the gym will be an athletic shoe that will stay on one's feet, they must tie or velcro, and have non-marking soles. Black soled shoes tend to mark up the floor. Thank you for making your child's experience in the gym a fun one and safe one.
SPPS' have adopted a federal wellness policy that will focus on student's nutrition health and physical activity. Your child's PE class will meet or exceed the National Standards, students shall demonstrate an understanding of skills and techniques to achieve and maintain life-long personal fitness, PE will be available to all students regardless of behavioral or academic status, schools will refrain from using exercise as a consequence for negative behavior, schools will work to develop physical activity opportunities before, during and after school, students will participate in frequent, active recess, and will maintain safe and developmentally appropriate fitness equipment and activity areas. For more information on the wellness policy, go to www.studentwellness.spps.org
Each academic area of study has their own standards. This includes Physical Education (PE). St. Paul schools use the National Standards of Physical Education to help guide teaching and let you know what your child is learning in PE class.
Standard 1. The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Standard 2. The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
Standard 3. The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
Standard 4. The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
Standard 5. The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
We strive to meet or exceed these standards when it comes to teaching your child what he/she needs to live a healthy, active life.