PHYSICAL EDUCATION HANDBOOK

 

HANDBOOK

2016- 2017

WALTER REED MIDDLE SCHOOL

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

The Core Business of Physical Education is LEARNING

The Physical Education Department welcomes you to our school. Please keep this handbook in a place where it can be referenced by both student and parents. If you have any questions or concerns contact your child’s teacher at (818) 487-7600.

Mr. Martinez Mr. Gavia Ms. Bennett

Mrs. Lyon Mr. Miranda Mrs. Washington

At Walter Reed Middle School we believe that:

Physical Education is an integral part of the overall education program for every student and provides one of the few opportunities for every student to develop skills, knowledge, and confidence necessary to lead a physically active lifestyle. A high-quality physical education program promotes an active lifestyle and improved health, motor skill development, and better cognitive performance.

The school, home, and community play significant roles in a student’s life. In our interrelated society students will develop skills for the improvement and maintenance of fitness levels needed for healthy wellbeing and lifelong participation in physical activity.

Physical Education contributes to the development of the whole person through physical activity and related skills.

In Physical Education there are 5 overreaching standards for each grade level that set up a sequential, developmentally appropriate curriculum to help the learner acquire the knowledge, skills, confidence to maintain a physically active, healthy lifestyle.

These standards are:

 Students demonstrate the motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

 Students demonstrate knowledge of movement concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

 Students assess and maintain a level of physical fitness to improve health and performance.

 Students demonstrate knowledge of physical fitness concepts, principles and strategies to improve health and performance.

 Students demonstrate and utilize knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activity.

The Core Business of Physical Education is LEARNING

Using the State Standards as the foundation, the Reed's physical education program has been developed to insure that our students are able to meet and exceed the States expectations. 3

The goals of our Physical Education Program include:

Physical Activity: To offer and encourage continuous activity during the allotted periods of time in and off school site. Standards 1-5

Physical Fitness: To become as fit as possible and to understand why. Learn how

to improve and maintain fitness levels. Standards 3 and 4

Movement Skills and Knowledge : To learn basic skills and movement concepts. To demonstrate the fundamentals of these skills and concepts through performance. How to assess personal improvement and development. Standards 1 and 2

Social Development and Interaction: Learn how to work responsibly individually and in groups. Learn and execute the roles of the leader and supporting group members. Standard 5

Self-Image and Personal Development: To build self-esteem using physical activity and social interaction. Standard 5

Individual Excellence: To encourage each student to strive to become the best she/he can be through physical activities. Standards 1-5

Kinesiology/Physiology: To expand the student’s knowledge of the physical self by increasing vocabulary and through the study and use of the mechanics of the human body. Standards 1-4

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WHAT WILL BE LEARNED IN CLASS?

6th GRADE

Basic Skills

Social Skills (std. 1.10 2.4 5all)

Kicking Skills (std. 1.3 1.5 1.10 2.1 2.4)

Throwing and Catching Skills (std. 1.6 1.10 2.1)

Striking Skills and Coordination Skills (with and without an

implement) (std. 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 2.4)

Rhythms/ Locomotion /Dance Skills (std. 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.11 2.3 2.4)

World Games (std. 1.2 1.4 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 2.4 )

Physical Fitness (std. 2.4 3all and 4all)

Track and Field (std. 1.6 1.9 1.11 2.4)

Climbing Wall (std. 1.11 2.4)

7th GRADE 8th GRADE 4

Unit Activities Unit Activities

Social Skills (std. 1-5 all) Social Skills (std. 1-5 all)

Recreational Sports/ (std. 1.1 1.3 Basketball (std. 1.3 1.4 2all 5all)

1.4 1.6 2all 5all)

Racquet Sports (std.1.1 1.3 1.4 Team Handball (std. 1.3 1.4 2all 5all)

2all 5all)

Dance/Movement/Rhythms (std. 1.2 Gym activities (std. 1.1 1.2 1.5 1.6 2.1)

1.3 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.7 5all ) 2.3 2.6 5all)

Ultimate Frisbee (std. 1.1 1.3 2.2 2.3 Soccer (std. 1.3 1.4 2all 5all)

2.4 2.5 2.7 5all

Floorball/ Hockey (std. 1.3 2.3 2.4 2.5 Softball (std. 1.3 1.4 2all 5all)

2.7 5all

Soccer/Golf (std. 1.1 1.3 1.4 2all Flag Football (std. 1.3 1.4 2all 5all)

5all

Physical Fitness (std. 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.7 Physical Fitness (std. 2.2 2.2 2.3 3all 4all)

3all 4all 1.3 1.4)

Track and Field (std. 1.3 1.5 1.6 2all Track and Field (std. . 1.4 2all 5all)

5 all)

Climbing Wall (std. 1.3 1.4 1.6 2.3 2.5) Climbing Wall (std. 2.1 2.3 2.6 5all)

2.6 2.7 5all

THE STUDENT WILL LEARN BASIC SKILLS IN EACH UNIT. DIFFERENT CONCEPTS OF THE SPORT/UNIT AND THE SPORT’S BIOMECHANICS WILL BE LEARNED AND ASSESSED USING DIFFERENT ASSESSMENT TOOLS. THIS MAY TAKE VARIOUS FORMS, ie DEMONSTRATIONS OBSERVATIONS, PROJECTS(WRITTEN OR PERFORMANCE,INDIVIDUAL,GROUP) AND COGNITIVE TESTING. STUDENTS WILL LEARN ABOUT CURRENT AND CHANGING TRENDS IN THE PROMOTION OF MORE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY USING MULTIMEDIA SOURCES. Though the district only requires 7th grade fitness scores to be submitted, ALL students will be assessed each year.

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WHAT IS THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION UNIFORM?

Walter Reed students dress in the physical education uniform every day for Physical Education class. Wearing your physical education uniform allows you to move freely and safely.

Cleanliness is important. Clothes MUST be washed weekly. Physical Education uniforms can be purchased at the school’s student store and consist of:

Walter Reed t-shirt *NO extra shirts of any kind may be worn underneath the physical

education t-shirt

Walter Reed shorts *Shorts must be pulled up (no sagging or double shorts. Underwear must be covered

at all times.)

Athletic socks *Clean

Athletic shoes *Shoes for class must HAVE laces and be laced properly for maximum support.(Platform/double decked shoes, hiking shoes/boots, slip-ons VANS and any other facsimile of athletic

shoes are not permitted.) 5

During cold weather, GRAY OR NAVY sweats(top and pants) may be worn. Sweats can be purchased at any department store. School logo sweatshirt can be purchased at the Parent Center. The P.E. t-shirt must always be worn underneath the sweatshirt. No additional sweaters, jackets, parkas or coats are permitted. Plan ahead.

Each item of the Physical Education uniforms MUST be clearly marked with first and last name printed in permanent BLACK ink. At no time may any item of the Physical Education uniform be worn underneath or over the regular school day uniform. The physical education uniform can ONLY be worn in Physical Education Class.

Students should have an emergency kit. Be prepared, stuff happens.

Students should have their agenda book available for use in physical education daily. Agendas are use to record activity scores and all assignments including homework.

BECAUSE OF SAFETY, STUDENTS ARE ASKED NOT TO WEAR ANY TYPE OF JEWELERY TO CLASS.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET YOUR UNIFORM?

It is your responsibility to come to class each day prepared to dress and participate in class activities to the best of your ability. However, if you forget your uniform, you will still dress using a borrowed uniform. The excessive use (three times) of borrowed clothes does have consequences( ie. Detention, standards, note to dean, points can be taken off Work Habits and/or Cooperation grade, etc.).

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HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR "STUFF" SAFE?

Each student is issued their "OWN" locker. Memorize your combination. Write it in a special place in your agenda for future use if needed. For security reasons we ask that students do not share their locker, clothing and/or locker combination with other students. If students are having problems opening their locker, extra time is available at nutrition and after school.

1. Be responsible for your own belongings.

2. Lock ALL of your important "stuff" in your locker -- this

includes any valuables you might carry in your backpack.

DO NOT PUT YOUR BACKPACK IN THE P.E. LOCKER.

3. Always protect your combination from others, including your "friends".

4. Backpacks: For both security and safety backpacks should be taken to class and

left in the designated area. Preferably, do not bring backpcks to Physical Education

class when possible. Valuables should NEVER be left in backpacks, that is

why you have a locker DO NOT BRING VALUABLES TO SCHOOL.

5. WRMS is not responsible for items lost or stolen.

LOCKER ROOM RULES

Be Safe

Enter gym only with teacher permission.

Walk at all times.

Use only your assigned locker.

No shouting, screaming, or loud noises.

Be Responsible

Wait your turn in line. No cutting. If you come to the locker room line late GO TO THE END.

Keep your hands and feet to yourself.This includes pantsing and any other inappropriate use of hands.

Keep watch over your personal property

Place trash in the trashcan.

Report vandalism to the adult on duty.

Keep all food and drink items out of the locker room, gym and P.E class areas. 6

Be Respectful

Respect the property and rights of others.

Give people their privacy space. Do Not Dress in the Restroom

Always use the appropriate language.

Do not bring personal equipment(basketball, soccer balls, footballs etc.) to class. Leave in your locker. Personal equipment will be confiscated and held for 2 weeks.

No CAMERAS. DO NOT TAKE PICTURES IN THE LOCKER ROOM.

DO NOT PLAY BALL BEFORE CLASS LINE UP AREAS .

WHAT IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL?

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Your physical education teacher wants to be fair, but we know laziness can be a habit. Parents’ notes are valid for one day only. Extended excuses will require a doctor’s note and must be cleared through the health office before school. Doctor’s release is needed for extented excuses. STUDENTS MUST ALWAYS CHANGE FOR CLASS UNLESS THEY CANNOT PHYSICALLY CHANGE THEIR CLOTHES. Written assignments will earn you your daily points.

During class, should you become ill or injured, notify the teacher and remain in designated area until YOU are dismissed. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR AREA WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR A PASS.

HOW DO YOU EARN POINTS FOR A LETTER GRADE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION?

Subject Grade

The grade you earn in Physical Education will be based on the following two areas:

1. Being prepared to work and participating

a. Full participation in and correct execution of daily group exercises.

b. Working cooperatively with others (teachers and students) and displaying proper attitude and behavior during activities.

c. Playing and doing your best in each activity.

d. A participation grade can be given weekly, every two weeks or at the end of each term.

2. Tests

a. A variety of skill and knowledge tests will be given.

b. Teachers may assign written work. This may include written class work,

homework( physical tasks or written tasks), tests/quizes or projects.

c. Class assignments may be given online.

Most grades will use the grading scale listed below:

100 - 90 % - A

89 - 80 % - B

79 - 70 % - C

69 - 60 % - D 7

Below 60 % - Fail

3.Students should be keeping a record of their grades and scores for the

different activities in their agendas. Have agendas available daily. A

non-wired composition(7x10) should also be available for note taking.

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HOW CAN YOU MAKE- UP MISSED WORK?

When excused from daily participation, daily activity points can be made up. Written research work related to class units or general class related worksheets are examples of make up work. Students may also earn make up points by making prior arrangements to stay after school. Written assignments will be made available by the individual teacher. Make-up work is due prior to the last week of each grading period. Work/points missed for not following directions, attitude or misbehavior may not be made up. Students are to ask for make-up work promptly so that they are not overwhelmed at the end of a grading period. Students are encouraged to make arrangements with the teacher to have make-up work picked up by their parents when there is an extended absence. IT’S THE STUDENT"S RESPONSIBILITY TO GET THE MAKE UP WORK.

HOW ARE YOUR WORK HABITS AND COOPERATION GRADES DETERMINED?

Work Habits Grade is based on the student’s ability to:

1. Come to class prepared. This includes being dressed and appropriately

in his/her P.E. uniform. Remember if you don’t have your clothes wear loaners.

Excessive(3) use of loaners can affect your grade.

2. Participate fully in all activities.

3. Bring assigned materials to class. Turn in all assignments in on time. Homework

should be neat, complete and signed by parent.

4. Be on time to class. That means seated in roll call lines as you come out of the

locker room, before the bell.

5. Following teacher’s instructions/ directions.

6. NO ball playing before class. Personal equipment will be confiscated and held

for 2 weeks.

Cooperation Grade is a citizenship grade and expects the students to:

1. Use appropriate behavior.

2. Follow school/class rules (i.e. being on time fits here also).

3. Have a positive attitude.

4. Communicate in an appropriate manner.

5. Cooperate in class. Turn in all assignments.

6. Play Safe - NO ball playing before class

Failure to comply with the above criteria for work habits and cooperation may results in the lowering of student’s grade in any given grading period as indicated below:

E --- No infractions (breaking the rules)

S --- 1 or 2 infractions

3,4,5 = U infractions during a grading period

6 + = UU infractions during a grading period

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Please sign this page and return it your child’s Physical Education teacher. This is our way of knowing parents have received this information and the returned signature page becomes part of each child’s work habits/cooperation grade. Please keep the Handbook at home for reference if needed.

STUDENT’S NAME________________________________________

(Please print)

Student Signature________________________________________

DATE ________ P.E. PERIOD____ P.E. Teacher __________________

_____________________________________________________________

Parent’s First Name, Last Name

(Please print)

_____________________________________________________________

Parent /Guardian Signature

Contact Number __________________

The Core Business of Physical Education is LEARNING

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