Physical Education

Philosophy

The purpose of physical education is to help each child reach his or her God-given potential through physical activities.  Now because by faith we belong to Him, we can serve and honor God in everything we do and say as the Holy Spirit works in our lives.  Integrating the faith in each grade level on a day to day basis includes:

  • assisting children in recognizing that God has given each of us unique talents and abilities;
  • enjoying fellowship with one another through cooperation and sportsmanship; and
  • glorifying God by doing our best according to our individual abilities.

Physical Education Broad Goals

From a Christ-Centered Perspective, students will:

  1. Demonstrates competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms.
  2. Applies movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills.
  3. Exhibits a physically active lifestyle.
  4. Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of fitness.
  5. Demonstrates responsible personal and social behaviors in physical activity settings.
  6. Demonstrates understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings.

Understands that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.

Physical Education Textbooks and Resources:

  1. Awesome Elementary School Physical Education Activities, Cliff Carnes
  2. Ready to Use PE Activities, Maxwell and Joanne M. Landy
  3. Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children, Pearson Publishing, 2004
  4. President’s Physical Fitness Challenge
  5. NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick activities.
  6. On-line PE Resources-www.sparkpe.org, www.pecentral.org, mrgym.com.