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Ms. Vicki and Ms. Sharon

Ms. Vicki
Ms. Sharon
 

PE Schedule

G4 - Berger, 12:45-1:35PM Mon/Thu


G4 - Cary, 1:35-2:25PM Mon/Thu


G3 - Wichmann, 10:35-11:25AM Tue/Fri


G3 - Stauter, 1:35-2:25PM Tue/Fri


G3 - Oyola, 12:45-1:35PM Tue/Fri


G2 - Stewart, 8:30-9:20AM Thu


G2 - Tang, 9:20-10:10AM Thu


G2 - Winslow, 10:35-11:25AM Thu


G1 - Goulette, 12:45-1:35PM Wed


G1 - Gray, 10:35-11:25AM Wed


G1 - Barlow, 9:10-10AM Wed


K - Gonzales, 8:30-8:55AM Tue/Fri


K - Ng, 9-9:25AM Tue/Fri


K - Zeitler, 9:30-9:55AM Tue/Fri

Physical Education

Welcome! You Matter! We Matter!

Welcome to Physical Education, we, Miss Vicki and Miss Sharon, are excited to have your student(s) in our class! All students in Kindergarten through 4th grade will receive P.E. from a certificated Physical Education teacher and a trained paraprofessional. The California State Standards along with Sparks and National Standards will frame our Physical Education program.  

 

Grades K-2, will focus on fitness, locomotor skills, cooperative play and spatial awareness. Grades 3-4, will learn about their muscles and the 5 components of physical fitness: flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, aerobic capacity, and cooperative group play. Collectively, the students will learn how to live long healthy lives.

(PE State Mandate – Ed. Code 51223)

200 minutes every 10 instructional days

 

The Science Behind Physical Education

Researchers have linked exercise to increased brain activity and function. Movement creates Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), which is a protein that increases brain function, promotes growth of new neurons and supports cognitive functions. Low levels of BDNF are linked to Alzheimer’s, poor neural development, obesity and depression. Exercise increases blood flow to the brain, promoting growth of new nerve cells and blood vessels. A rise in movement also increases memory, decision-making skills, multi-tasking, and lengthens attention span.  

 

Health and Medical Concerns

Let us know if:

Your child has a physical or medical condition that could limit his/her participation in the program. It is important that your child is safe and comfortable while participating in Physical Education. We modify activities as needed to promote success.

If ill or injured for up to 2 days:

Please send a note from home explaining the illness or injury and the appropriate level of activity or inactivity for that day.

If ill or injured for 3 days or more:

Please send a doctor’s note explaining the level of activity allowed and the length of time needed to be excused. We will provide an alternative and/or modified activity appropriate for each student.

 

Expectations

*Be Safe *Be Responsible *Be Respectful

Clothing – Please have your student(s) wear appropriate clothing that is suitable for physical activity. Shorts or pants must be worn under skirts and dresses to maximize student participation.

Shoes – Please have your student(s) wear athletic shoes with socks. For safety purposes, crocs, sandals, flip-flops, boots and heels should not be worn to Physical Education. Students may bring athletic shoes in their backpack and change during class if they decide to wear non-athletic shoes to school.

Extras – Sunscreen, hats and water bottles are welcomed and encouraged! Please write student names on their belongings. 

 

Grades

The Physical Education grade is based on individual effort, sportsmanship and *participation.* Each student earns a grade three times a year.

E = Excellent

S = Satisfactory

I = Improving *

N = Needs Improvement

*Only used after receiving a “N”

 

Any questions or concerns please contact

Miss Vicki via email: vmartin@scusd.net  

 


 

 


4th Grade Physical Fitness Testing

Each year, your child’s fitness level will be assessed using the Fitnessgram criterion-referenced tests adopted by the California Department of Education. Throughout the year, students aim to reach the Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ) based on their age and gender. During the year, every student is setting individualized physical fitness goals.

 

All districts are required to report the fitness scores to the state in the spring for all 5th, 7th, and 9th grades. You can review the California districts’ county and statewide results if you visit http://data1.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/.

 

One Mile Run

Aerobic Capacity is calculated by VO2max which reflects the maximum rate that oxygen can be taken up and utilized by the body during exercise.  The calculation is done utilizing height, weight and mile time.

 

Curl-Up (Measures Abdominal Strength)

Age       Female          Male


10       12 or more    12 or more

11       15 or more    15 or more

12       18 or more    18 or more

 

Push-Up (Measures Upper Body Strength)

Age       Female           Male


10       7 or more        7 or more   

11       7 or more        8 or more   

12       7 or more        10 or more   

 

Trunk Lift (Measures Trunk Extensor Strength and Flexibility)

Age       Female                     Male


10       9 inches or more        9 inches or more   

11       9 inches or more        9 inches or more   

12       9 inches or more        9 inches or more

 

Back-Saver Sit-and-Reach or Arm Stretch (Measures Flexibility)

Age       Female                     Male


10       9 inches or more      8 inches or more

11       10 inches or more    8 inches or more

12       10 inches or more    8 inches or more

 

Have a Healthy Heart!

Your heart is a muscle with many parts, it is important to keep it strong and healthy.

What can you do to take care of your heart?

 

 

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