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The mission of the Lake Orion Elementary Schools Physical Education Department is to educate, develop, and promote positive attitudes towards lifetime physical activity through the acquisition of fitness, movement and sports related skills.

With a quality physical education program in place, students will be empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary to make responsible lifestyle choices that directly impact overall health and well-being.

The state of Michigan has physical education standards that help shape Lake Orion Community Schools' program.

 

Welcome to Paint Creek Elementary! 

We are looking forward to an outstanding year in physical education. I am the sole physical educator at Paint Creek Elementary.  For those of you who do not know who I am, my name is Shannon Curtis.

Physical education is an important aspect of the development of all children.  Students here at Paint Creek Elementary will be learning a variety of skills.  Loco-motor and object control skills will be taught to students of all ages and abilities but will be assessed in Kindergarten – second grade.  These skills are the building blocks for almost any physical activity.  Students will participate in modified games that help the students focus on learning and practicing, not winning and losing.  The Lake Orion Physical Education Department believes that in doing this all students can succeed and therefore will want to participate in lifelong activity and keep fit!  Fitness is important and students in grades third through fifth will be participating in fitness testing throughout the school year.  Your child will receive a standard based grade for physical education on a separate physical education report card.   This testing is confidential so your child will never be asked to perform by themselves in front of the class.  Students will know their goal for each fitness test and will work to improve their score whatever it may be.  The ultimate goal for physical education is for students to learn to improve their quality of life through lifelong physical activity and fitness.

Students in first through fifth will also be assessed on the psycho-social standards of physical education.  The two areas are behavior and effort.  Behavior encompasses being ready for class, following directions and in general doing what is expected of them.  Effort is the student’s work ethic and overall general attitude.       

The list below are the units of instruction, fitness is not listed as it is focused on continually throughout the school year.

 

PE Units                                              Skill development and learning.

FALL                                                    

Cooperative Games                                   Skip, gallop, leap, run
Football                                                      Throwing, catching
Soccer                                                        Kick, Foot dribble
Volleyball                                                    Strike – Over/Underhand
Parachute                                                   Force, problem solving

WINTER

Basketball                                                    Dribble, pass and shoot
Bowling                                                        Underhand roll
Floor Hockey                                               Striking with implement
Badminton/Racket skills                              Striking with implement
Pickle Ball                                                    Backhand, forearm, overhand
Jump Rope /Team Building (1 week each)    jump rope and cooperation
Hi – Li                                                           Throw and catch w/ implement

SPRING                                                    

Lacrosse                                                     Throw and catch w/ implement
Handball                                                     Throw and catch       
Softball                                                       Throw, catch, bat
Kickball                                                       Kicking
Backyard Games (bag-it, bocce, ladder ball) Underhand throw, roll

 

Lower elementary skill assessing schedule:

SKILL                                                        MONTH

Throw                                                       November and May
Catching                                                   November and May
Gallop                                                       November and May
Hop                                                           November and May
Skip                                                           November and May

 

Upper elementary fitness assessing schedule:

          Skill                                                   Month

Continuous movement                              November and May
Sit ups                                                       November and May
Plank                                                         November and May
Sit and reach                                             November and May

 

Lower Elementary Skill Standards/Expectations

Skip

Kindergarten

Step-hop pattern

1st grade

Include opposite arm swing

2nd grade

Change pathways

Gallop

Kindergarten

Step-close, mature form

1st grade

Change lead foot

2nd grade

Change pathways

Hop

Kindergarten

In place without support (10x)

1st grade

Mature form, moving forward (10x)

2nd grade

Change lead foot every 4 hops

Throw (overhand)

Kindergarten

T position, standing sideways to target

1st grade

Pivot and twist

2nd grade

Mature arm

Catch

Kindergarten

Toss and catch

1st grade

Lobbed ball (6ft distance x 10ft high)

2nd grade

Hand position – adapt to where ball is, no arm trap

Strike (Underhand)

Kindergarten

Correct ready position

1st grade

Arm action – swing straight back and straight forward for follow through

2nd grade

Mature form – 20ft target, opposite foot step forward, simultaneously swing arm

 

Fitness / Skill  Standards

1

Has not made improvement toward standard

2

Has made small improvement toward standard

3

Has made significant improvement toward standard

4

Has met or exceeded standard

 

Upper Elementary Fitness Standards/Expectations

3rd grade

Continuous jog

6:00

Push up - regular

8

Push Up – Modified

12

Sit Ups – 1 minute timed

25

Plank

1:00

Sit and Reach

8

 

4th grade

Continuous jog

8:00

Push up - regular

10

Push Up – Modified

15

Sit Ups – 1 minute timed

30

Plank

1:20

Sit and Reach

8

 

5th grade

Continuous jog

10:00

Push up - regular

12

Push Up – Modified

18

Sit Ups – 1 minute timed

30

Plank

1:40

Sit and Reach

8

 

Fitness / Skill  Standards

1

Has not made improvement toward standard

2

Has made inconsistent improvement toward standard

3

Has made consistent improvement toward standard

4

Has met or exceeded standard

 

Please look for fitness and fun movement information from me throughout the school year.  I am planning on creating a website for Paint Creek Physical Education for reference and for movement ideas!

I look forward to an enjoyable and “moving” school year with your student.  If you have any questions you can contact me at [email protected].

 

Sincerely,

Mr. Shannon Curtis