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compiled by the P.E. staff to help you better understand procedures and policies ... have been developed for every subject / class for the 6th, 7th and 8th grades.
Class Description for Physical Education Welcome to Physical Education here at Conestoga Middle School. The following information has been compiled by the P.E. staff to help you better understand procedures and policies that you are expected to follow as a P.E. student at Conestoga this year. Physical education is important! It is just as important as any other subject with which you will be involved. A healthy, active body contributes to a healthy, active mind. They cannot be separated. Research shows that people who exercise regularly are sick less often, sleep better, are more productive at work and school, and have higher self-esteem than those who don’t.

Teacher phone extensions: Kristen Gustafson Ext. 5624 Joy Dorsey Ext. 5623 Michael Hall Ext. 5625 Wesley Showalter Ext. 5626

Physical Education and competitive athletics are two different areas. In a physical education class you will be introduced to many activities that will help keep you fit for life. In addition, physical education teaches each individual organization, responsibility, cooperation, sportsmanship, and acceptance of others and their unique abilities. Academic Learning Targets for Physical Education. This is what we will be learning. Learning Targets have been developed for every subject / class for the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Targets are intended to clearly identify and align the expected learning. These targets are consistent across all 8 of the Beaverton middle schools. Different targets are emphasized and assessed at each grade level.

Phone #: 503-356-2580

Email Address: Kristen_gustafson @beaverton.k12.o r.us [email protected] erton.k12.or.us

Beaverton School District 6, 7, & 8th Grade P.E. Learning Targets 1.

I can demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns. *I can demonstrate movement principles (mechanics, force, speed) in performing skills related to team activity and an individual or partner activity. *I can execute a floor exercise, jump rope or manipulative routine with intentional changes in direction, speed, and flow. *I can demonstrate one of the following rhythmic activities: folk, square, social, creative dance, aerobic. *I can detect and correct errors of a critical element of movement.

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I can apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance. *I can demonstrate basic strategies specific to one team activity and one dual or individual activity. *I can describe and apply principles of training, conditioning and practice for specific physical activities.

3.

I can demonstrate ways to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. *I can identify the principles of fitness training using the FITT (Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type) model. *I can correctly interpret results of physical fitness assessments and use them to develop a written fitness plan. *I can analyze and categorize physical activities according to potential fitness benefits. *I can develop personal activity goals and describe benefits that result from regular participation in physical education.

 

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District Goal for 2010-15: All students will show continuous progress toward their personal learning goals, developed in collaboration with teachers and parents, and will be prepared for post-secondary education and career success.

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I can demonstrate moderate to vigorous movement in all activities. *Student demonstrates participation on a daily basis. *Student demonstrates intense and vigorous effort in all activities.

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I can demonstrate class expectations by being prepared, following rules, procedures, directions, and etiquette within the classroom and locker room setting. *I can demonstrate an understanding of rules to be followed during participation in a specified physical activity. *I can apply rules, procedures and etiquette that are safe and effective for specific activities/situations. *I can identify the elements of socially acceptable conflict resolution and sportsmanship.

POLICIES: l. What you need to know about locks. A. You will be issued a lock at the beginning of the year. If you lose your lock, tell your teacher, or locker room teacher immediately. If we are unable to find it, you must pay $6.00 for a new one. Your lock must be returned at the end of the school year. YOU MAY NOT BRING A LOCK FROM HOME ! B. Do not give your lock combination to anyone. Not even a friend! C. If you forget your combination, come to the P.E. office and we will give it to you and help you with it if necessary. D. The half lockers are only available for student use during your P.E. period. P.E. clothes must be returned to your small “cubby” locker at the end of class. ll. What you need to know about towels and showering. A. Showers are available but time is limited. You must provide your own towel. lll. What you need to know about clothing for P.E. (Refer to student handbook.) A. Specific Conestoga P.E. shirts are required and can be purchased for $5.00 from the P.E. department .

District Goal for 2010-15: All students will show continuous progress toward their personal learning goals, developed in collaboration with teachers and parents, and will be prepared for post-secondary education and career success.

B. YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE CLOTHES TO USE EXCLUSIVELY FOR P.E. ALL P.E. CLOTHES ARE TO BE WORN ONLY IN P.E. CLASSES. You need to have shorts, which permit freedom of movement. Shorts must cover undergarments at all times. C. Athletic shoes MUST be worn in P.E. class. They cannot be backless and the laces MUST be pulled tight and tied! D. We usually go outside unless the weather does not permit it. It is recommended that you have a sweatshirt, sweatpants and/ or light jacket on hand for cool days. E. You need a bag to transport your P.E. clothes to and from school. Please try to take your clothes home to be laundered every other week. Please do this as a courtesy to other students.

lV. What you need to know about P.E. participation. A. The P.E. staff would like everyone to be as active as they physically can be and understand when it is necessary to adapt activities to meet the special needs of students. If parents or guardians feel their child should not participate in any activity they must write a daily explanatory note. A phone message before class is acceptable. If students must be out of activity for three days or longer due to illness or injury, a doctor’s note must be obtained and given to the P.E. teacher. B. If a student does not have a note or message excusing them, they will be asked to dress and do what they can. If they dress for P.E. they will not be marked down. We have a supply of clean clothes and shoes students may borrow for one day if they forget their P.E. clothes or shoes. V. What you need to know about student expectations and safety. A. You must be in the locker room on time and remain until you are dismissed to go to your gym by a teacher. B. You will be dismissed by your teacher from your activity area to go to the locker room. We do not have shower bells. C. An instructor must be notified immediately when there is any injury sustained in class. D. Student safety is essential. Students must therefore refrain from doing anything that might harm himself / herself, another individual, or the property of the school or of another classmate. Students are to refrain from the wearing of any jewelry or accessories that could affect safety. Gum chewing is prohibited. No food or drinks allowed in the gyms. Vl. What you need to know about grading policies.

Grading Policy: A standards based grading system will be used to determine the level and depth of a student’s PE knowledge and skills. This grading system will provide students and their families with more detailed information regarding the progress their student is making in my class. Students will be given multiple opportunities throughout the year to demonstrate their level of proficiency in PE. District Goal for 2010-15: All students will show continuous progress toward their personal learning goals, developed in collaboration with teachers and parents, and will be prepared for post-secondary education and career success.

Rubrics:

To improve a student’s proficiency or mastery of the learning, a rubric will be used to judge student progress and to provide feedback on the assigned learning targets. Additional information on the PE Learning Targets and Rubrics can be accessed on the PE web page on Conestoga’s website.

Grading Principles: 1. The purpose of grades is to communicate student learning. A student’s final grade will be based on summary judgments of the learning targets. It is not possible to solely use an average to determine a grade using this model. In some cases, the median or the mode will be the best measure of center to represent your child’s progress. Principles of statistics will be used to make this decision. 2. Grades should reflect the current level of achievement. The most recent evidence of student achievement on the learning targets will be used in calculating summary judgments. As students grow in their understanding of the learning target, it is expected that their scores will increase, as multiple opportunities are given to demonstrate understanding. As more recent evidence shows understanding, earlier evidence may have less impact in the summary judgments. 3. One assessment may be weighted more than another. Some assessments may deserve greater weight than others in calculating the final grade. Performance assessments (end of unit assessments, unit quizzes, etc.) will be weighted more than skill assessments (assignments leading up to the performance assessments). Again, principles of statistics and the teacher’s professional judgment will be used to make these decisions. **A letter grade will be given at the end of the semester for the PE learning targets that were addressed in class.

GRADING WILL BE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING: Highly proficient Proficient Nearly proficient Developing No Evidence

District Goal for 2010-15: All students will show continuous progress toward their personal learning goals, developed in collaboration with teachers and parents, and will be prepared for post-secondary education and career success.

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