Welcome to Physical Education!
The mission of the Physical Education program at St. Gregory School is to produce well-rounded individuals through regular physical activity, emphasis on sportsmanship, and positive social interactions. The goal is to create a positive learning environment to encourage maximum participation. The curriculum is designed to develop skills and fitness to foster confidence, self-esteem, and moral character. Students are tested using the Fitnessgram program to track progress on the the health related components of fitness.
The students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade participates in physical education four days a week for a minimum of 30 minutes. The curriculum is set up in such a way that between every unit is a fitness week.
The students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade also take part in the American Heart Association sponsored program Jump Rope for Heart. The program consists of students raising money to benefit the American Heart Association. The program encourages students to be physically active and eat properly in an effort to minimize the risk of contracting a cardiovascular disease.
Get ready! It is time to start our racket sport unit. This will include the sports of badminton, pickleball, and tennis. We will learn the basics (how to serve, what type of shots we can use, and rules of play). Some classes will also participate in mini games, either as a single player or on…
Hooray for Field Day! The 2016 Field Day is right around the corner! I want to thank everyone who is planning to volunteer their time. Without all of you, even all the planning in world would not make Field Day possible. You are the glue that holds everything together. A special thank you the St….
Over the course of the last month the students in grades 5th-8th have created their own PE games. They had many opportunities to use their imaginations to create a PE game that we played in class. They used parts of other games we have played in class and some came up with something completely…