The objective of P.E. is to engage students in physical activities giving them a base of knowledge so that they might lead a healthy lifestyle. The goal of the P.E. program is not to produce athletes rather to produce people who understand the values and benefits of physical activity.
Why physical education?
Physical education helps children by developing:
Muscular strength and power
Active lifestyle habits
Constructive use of leisure time
Enthusiasm for learning
The Physical Education Curriculum
Listed below are some of the major content areas and some activities:
- Throwing and catching
- Striking skills
- Locomotor/non-locomotor skills
- Fitness activities
- Jumping rope
- Learning about our heart and lungs
- Basic rhythm activities
- Simple line dances
- Folk dances
- Basic tumbling
- Tag games
- Simple team games
- About 40% of children between 5 and 8 show at least one risk factor for heart disease
- 28% of kids between 7 and 12 have high blood pressure
- Less than 50% of kids between 10 and 18 stay active during the winter months
- As many as 1/3 of kids over 12 have high cholesterol levels
- Cardiovascular disease starts by 1st grade!
- Kids only spend 2% of their time working their hearts at the proper level; they should be spending 8%.
- At least 30 minutes of physical activity a day is a good beginning goal. Activities of moderate intensity such as walking briskly or biking are excellent. Make this a family affair!
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About Mr. Becker
Mr. B. began teaching in Morton during the 1993-94 school year. Prior to coming to Morton he taught one year in East Aurora. He is the Morton's head girl's basketball coach, having started in 1998. He also is the sophomore assistant football coach. He is married to Evelyn and they have three energetic kids, Bobby, Josi, and Maddy.
Mission for the Classes
Mr. Becker wants all children to enjoy physical education. Each day he tries to plan activities that are fun and promote action. His goal is to have all of his students moving and having a great time. If each child leaves his class feeling good about themselves and having pink cheeks and sweaty foreheads, his lesson has been successful.
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