RMS Physical Education
TEACHERS AND CONTACTS
- Heather Lundy EXT.300556
- Josh Unger EXT.300556
- Tom Roche EXT.300556
- Slaton Garner EXT. 300556
- Kristin Bryan EXT. 300581
This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of PE activities from the following categories:
OBJECTIVESThe purpose of this program is to give students the knowledge and skills, which will allow them to maintain an active lifestyle by maintaining a higher level of fitness.ACTIVITIESPE consists of a few different activities each week. One day is dedicated to fitness - we incorporate strength, agility, and cardio into our fitness workouts. Two days a week are dedicated to units that the individual teacher chooses - these may include softball, basketball, kickball, handball, archery, lacrosse, soccer, street hockey, volleyball, dance, and many others. The remaining two days are Choice Days, the students get to choose an activity in which to participate. Fitness Gram testing is also incorporated into the schedule. All students will run the mile run twice during each nine weeks, as well as perform curl ups, push ups, and the sit and reach.LINKS FOR EVERYONE
Fitness (concepts and testing)
Rhythm and Dance
Fit to Learn
Can being physically fit help in school? Yes! A new study in the Journal of School Health says physically fit kids perform better in school. Children that are fit tend to be more alert, attentive and have better concentration levels. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends children and adolescents get 60 minutes or more of physical activity every day. Dance classes, team practices and PE classes are great ways for kids to get and stay fit, however they’re not the only ways. Take a walk together after dinner or start a high-energy game in the backyard to make fitness a family habit. Here are some tips to make physical activity a family event:
· Set a positive example by leading an active lifestyle yourself.
· Give your children equipment that encourages physical activity.
· Take kids to places where they can be active, such as public parks, community baseball
fields or basketball courts.· Be positive about the physical activities in which your child participates and encourage them to beinterested in new activities.· Make physical activity fun. Fun activities can be anything your child enjoys, either structured or non-structured. Activities can range from team sports or individual sports to recreational activities such aswalking, running, skating, bicycling, swimming, playground activities or free-time play.· Instead of watching television after dinner, encourage your child to find fun activities to do on their own orwith friends and family, such as walking, playing chase or riding bikes.· Be safe! Always provide protective equipment such as helmets, wrist pads or knee pads and ensure that activity is age-appropriate.
Go to cdc.gov for more information related to physical fitness for kids and adults and to learn about the importance of a daily fitness routine.