Elementary Physical Education Year 2010-2011
Schedule:                                             Monday-Friday 7:45-2:30
Office:                                                 Elementary Gym
Phone:                                                 458-7139
Office Hours:                                      7:00-7:45 Monday-Friday
Program Goal:
The goal of the Gaston Elementary Physical Education Program is to assist each student in becoming a physically educated person.  According to the National Standard For Physical Education (NASPE), a physically educated person is one who:
1)  Has learned skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities.
2)  Is physical fit.
3)  Participates regularly in physical activity.
4)  Knows the implication of and benefits from involvement in physical activity.
5)  Values physical activity and its contribution to a healthful lifestyle.
Program Objectives:
Motor Skill Development:  The motor skill component is defined by the NASPE standards through statements noting that a physically educated person in one who:
1)  Demonstrates competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms.
2)  Applies movement concepts and principles to the learning and the development of motor skills.
Generally, motor skill development refers to the fundamental movement patterns that are necessary to perform a variety of physical activities and are important for a lifetime of mobility.  This program focuses on the development of physical skills and the acquisition of knowledge basic to the understanding of human movements, locomotor, non-locomotive and manipulative.
Health-Enhancing Activity:
The intent of health-enhancing activity as a program goal is to establish patterns of daily participation in meaningful physical activity.  These activity patterns should result in significant improvements in health and well-being.  A physically educated person is one who:
1)  Exhibits a physically active lifestyle.
2)  Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Health-related fitness components include cardiovascular efficiency, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition.  Emphasis is placed on attaining a fitness level that allows for effective and efficient functioning in work and leisure activities.  Developing and maintaining total fitness through the application of knowledge and skill concepts and students in their quest for healthy lifestyles.
Interactive Behavior:
Interactive behavior refers to the intrinsic values and benefits of participation in physical activity.  This also provides avenues through which character education traits are addressed and developed.  A physically educated person exhibiting interactive behavior is one who:
1)  Demonstrates responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings.
2)  Demonstrates understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings.
3)  Understands that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.
Major Activities for the 2010-2011 school year:
1)  Locomotive movements
2)  Non-locomotive movements
3)  Manipulative skills
4)  Team building games
5)  Relay games
6)  Volleyball
7)  Flag Football
8)  Basketball
9)  Badminton
10)  Jump rope
11)  Baseball
12)  Presidental Challenge
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