Middle School PE Syllabus

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Students participating in PE must arrive dressed appropriately; those coming wearing clothing other than PE attire will lose participation points and could face disciplinary actions.

Physical Education teachers typically plan for two or three weeks of instruction for any given instructional unit, allowing their students to become immersed in it before moving on to something different.

Foundational Fitness

Students understand the value of living an active, healthy lifestyle through games and activities. Plyometrics and full range-of-motion exercises allow students to build balance, coordination, and endurance; participating in team sports like flag football, basketball, floor hockey, speedball, and volleyball can improve motor skills significantly, as can individual lifetime sports such as tennis, badminton Frisbee golf Ultimate Frisbee.

Students participate annually in the Fitness Gram test to gauge their physical fitness. Their grade depends on daily participation as well as improvement on mile runs, push-ups, sit-ups, and trunk lift tests. Points are awarded daily to those students who demonstrate readiness, respectability, and effort during PE class; any student failing to meet this standard will either receive no grade in PE class or lose points from their weekly participation grade.

Students attending Physical Education classes should wear comfortable clothes such as a t-shirt, shorts or warm-ups, socks, and tennis shoes for PE class. Failure to dress appropriately could prevent participation and result in further disciplinary measures being taken against them; tardies could result in forfeited participation points, with tardiness resulting in additional sanctions being implemented against chronic tardies.

Yoga

Yoga can be an excellent addition to any physical education class, helping students develop essential life skills such as flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, and focus – crucial qualities in everyday life for students to possess. Yoga classes may take various forms, such as partner or small group exercises or whole class movement activities, and are an engaging way to increase student engagement with learning holistically.

Yoga is an exercise practice suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Yoga offers many health advantages, including increasing strength, flexibility, and balance, improving posture and breathing, decreasing stress and anxiety levels, and helping boost concentration and self-esteem.

Yoga was once seen as something only suitable for hippies or people performing headstands and chanting; today, it has been widely accepted as an accessible and beneficial practice – even becoming popular with athletes looking to reduce injuries and enhance performance.

Yoga is an ancient system of exercise combining poses, meditation, and breathing techniques into a holistic form of physical and mental well-being. While often considered religious practice, its benefits can be enjoyed by individuals of any faith or none at all.

Integrating yoga into physical education (PE) is surprisingly straightforward and offers endless possibilities. From warm-up or cool-down activities, whole class movement activities, or stand-alone lessons, yoga can easily fit into the PE curriculum at every level. When beginning this new endeavor, it is best to start gradually and give students enough options so they can participate at their level of comfort.

Cap’n Pete’s Power PE provides an effective beginning with their 6 Resource Yoga in PE Super Bundle. This bundle includes instructional materials and visuals designed for physical educators, classroom teachers, coaches, fitness instructors, camp counselors, and anyone else leading movement-based activities. These resources include yoga poses and movement challenges suitable for students of all levels to develop balance and flexibility through yoga poses, visually designed to be simple to implement with detailed instructions on how to perform each pose.

Boxing

Boxing is an engaging physical and mental sport that’s great for students of all ages and experience levels. Students will learn proper boxing techniques and basic moves while participating in simple drills to keep themselves active throughout the class. As always, students are expected to treat all peers and staff with respect – horseplay, play fighting, or cursing are not tolerated!

Students attending Physical Education classes (PE classes) must dress appropriately (no jeans, shorts, or t-shirts). If doctors’ notes are given, participation points will not be lost, but instead, they must complete a one-page report about any related sports/nutrition topic.

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