Coach S's Class
HEY HEY TEAM!
Welcome to remote PE learning for the 2020-2021 school year! Physical Education this year will new and different for everybody. I feel like a first year teacher trying to navigate this entire process and still have many questions. However, I will do my best to be the role model, teacher and guide I always strive to be for your students.
At this time, PE will be accessed through Schoology just as your student will access their normal classroom. Each 45 minute class will begin with a link to a Google Meet or Zoom meeting. The structure of this time will be dependent on needs and grade level. Optimally, I hope to get students OFF the computer and moving as much as possible. However, we will be following a pre-set Florida Virtual School (FLVS) curriculum that will entail navigation through modules and assessments.
There are still many unknowns at this time, but I will update this site when I have more information. 8/20/20
If you need to contact me, please do so by email: email@example.com. I can typically respond within 24 hours.
If you, or your student, is interested in accessed content that was created last year in the spring I will leave it below:
WEEK OF: March 30th-Apr 3rd-Click HERE
WEEK OF: Apr 6th-Apr 10th-Click HERE
WEEK OF: Apr 13th-Apr 17th-Click HERE
WEEK OF: Apr 20th-Apr 24th-Click HERE
WEEK OF: April 27th-May 1st-Click HERE
WEEK OF: May 4th-May 8th-Click HERE
ADVENTURE DAY: Week 1-Click HERE
ADVENTURE DAY: Week 2- Click HERE
What students will be doing in Physical Education-Students will be challenged in P.E. through a variety of life-long activities. Students will be exposed to learning targets through a "Body-Brain-Character" lens. They will begin class with a handshake and will immediately begin the "Do Now" (instant activity) of the day. This will typically be some form of bodyweight or "Gravity" exercise focusing on Muscular Strength/Endurance, balance or cardiovascular endurance. Students will then have a chance to refocus and reflect before starting the next activity. The "What-Why-How?" will be shared in order to ground students on the learning for that day. Skill themes are taught in a variety of ways. For example: throwing and catching may be centered around a Frisbee, during a game called "UFO Attack". The skill theme of balancing and jumping/landing may be centered around Parkour and tumbling during a "Lava Land" unit. With all themes, elements of learning and units, there will be a significant underlying theme of inclusiveness, problem solving and teamwork.
How students can become Physically Literate-Relying on consistency around Mountain View's campus, the 4 School Rocks (Do Your Job, Be Kind, Be Safe, Show Initiative) will guide daily learning, focus and reflection. Students will also learn what it takes to be a "Big Horn Kid" in P.E. (focusing on the elements for improvement: Time-Patience-Practice). Daily challenges and opportunities will also allow students to go above and beyond in order to exemplify what it takes to become a "Warrior Kid" in P.E. (focusing on: Struggle-Discipline-Resilience). The ultimate mastery will be students that can approach any challenge with a positive attitude, can work with others to achieve success, problem solve and become agents of their own health and wellness. A 5th grader that leaves my program should walk into middle school with a solid foundation of health and wellness, and the confidence and competence to participate in any adventure they desire.
How students will be assessed-There will be a focus on Self and Peer Assessments when it comes to the mastery of the Body and Brain learning targets. A 4-3-2-1 scale will be used: 4=Wow, 3=Got it, 2=Getting There, 1=Not Yet. This will largely be done with a form of QR code scanning done through a program called "Plickers". The Character target will be assessed by keeping track of daily behavior points lost (teacher assessed) and self checks at the end of every class (self assessed). Being realistic in the amount of time students are in P.E. during a given school year (roughly 40-50 days), formative assessments to mastery are an ongoing process from 1st-5th grade.
Ultimate Physical Education-The hope is to create a group of learners that are kind, hard working and respectful. Students should walk out of 5th grade with the confidence and competence to perform multiple physical skills in different contexts and environments with mature form (Body Target), deep level knowledge of multiple health concepts that can guide them to a lifetime of healthy living (Brain Target), and a solid foundation of positive character traits and values (Character Target).