Welcome to Eldorado PK-8 Physical Education. All of us are happy to have you and your students as part of our active community! We are excited to share with you a bit about our philosophies, expectations, things you need to know, and happenings around the PE department! Let's get going!
Philosophy & Expectations
As Physical Educators, we believe in providing children a safe, inclusive, and challenging environment to help them achieve goals physically, mentally, and emotionally they never knew possible! Our goal is to allow students to explore their own abilities while providing guidance to help each individual meet their personal goals. We want students to leave Eldorado feeling confident and competent in their abilities as movers!
1. We expect every student to participate fully and safely to the best of their abilities.
Why? Because "Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together" ~ James Cash Penney
- Growth is a combination of teacher guidance, healthy challenges, and student dedication
- We aim for our students to be better people by the end of our time with them
- Use time productively in class
2. We expect students to take responsibility.
Why? "You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself." ~ Jim Rohn
- We work with students to help them recognize their feelings, thoughts, and actions.
- We want students to be confident in advocating for themselves in a healthy way without making excuses.
- Remember, the goal is to grow!
- Self-advocate for needs
- (Watch the video below!)
3. We expect students to treat others with respect.
Why? "Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners." ~ Laurence Sterne
And because this was a good one as well: "Treat people the way you want to be treated. Talk to people the way you want to be talked to. Respect is earned, not given." ~Hussein Nashah
- Students and staff will be inclusive to all
- Build positive relationships with fellow students and staff
- Take responsibility for actions (see above)
- Implement and follow classroom and school rules
- Care for school and peer’s property
4. We expect students maintain a positive attitude.
Why? "You can't always have a good day, but you can always face a bad day with a good attitude." ~Unknown
- Have a growth mindset and persevere through challenges
- Attitude affects others both positively and negatively
- Fun is what you make of it--attitude is everything!
5. MIDDLE SCHOOL PE ONLY: We expect students to dress out in their Eldorado PE uniform for each day they have Physical Education class.
Why? "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live!" ~Jim Rohn
- Middle schoolers are at the inevitable age of change. Bodies, hormones, and smells.
- We require the uniform to help preserve good hygiene practices.
- When a person joins the workforce, they will be asked to wear a "uniform" of some sort. It never hurts to start practicing in school to be disciplined and respectful before it's required for an income! We don't always like what we have to wear, but we do it anyway!
Meet our Elementary Physical Education Teacher
Elementary School PE Curriculum
Demonstrate body and spatial awareness through safe movement
- Locate the major parts of the body
- Understand that physical activity increases the heart rate, making the heart stronger
- Demonstrate the ability to follow directions
- Demonstrate respect for self, others, and equipment
- Apply safe practices, rules, and procedures
Demonstrate the elements of movement in combination with a variety of locomotor skills
Demonstrate control and balance in traveling and weight-bearing activities using a variety of body parts and implements
Use feedback to improve performance
Recognize the importance of making the choice to participate in a wide variety of activities that involve locomotion, nonlocomotion, and manipulation of objects outside of physical education class
Identify good brain health habits
Demonstrate positive and helpful behavior and words toward other students
Apply rules, procedures, and safe practices to create a safe school environment with little or no reinforcement
Identify the major characteristics of mature locomotor, nonlocomotor, manipulative, and rhythmic skills
Provide and receive feedback to and from peers using the major characteristics of mature locomotor and manipulative skills
Explain how the health-related components of fitness affect performance when participating in physical activity
Recognize the relationship between healthy nutrition and exercise
Recognize the benefits derived from regular, moderate, and vigorous physical activity
Demonstrate positive social behaviors during class
Identify and describe the benefits, risks, and safety factors associated with regular participation in physical activity
Demonstrate basic locomotor and non-locomotor skills, and rhythmic and cross-lateral movements
Demonstrate fundamental manipulative skills
Establish a beginning movement vocabulary
Identify the body’s normal reactions to moderate and vigorous physical activity
Work independently and with others to complete work
Follow the rules of an activity
Develop movement control for safe participation in games and sports
Demonstrate a variety of motor patterns in simple combinations while participating in activities, games, and sports
Perform movements that engage the brain to facilitate learning
Identify the benefits of sustained physical activity that causes increased heart rate and heavy breathing
Understand that the body is composed of water, muscle, bones, organs, fat, and other tissues
Demonstrate positive social behaviors during class
Demonstrate mature form for all basic locomotor, nonlocomotor, manipulative, and rhythmic skills
Demonstrate understanding of how to combine and apply movement concepts and principles to learn and develop motor skills
Understand and apply basic principles of training to improving physical fitness
Demonstrate understanding of skill-related components of fitness and how they affect physical performance
Connect the health-related fitness components to the body systems
Assess and take responsibility for personal behavior and stress management
Choose to participate cooperatively and productively in group and individual physical activities
Identify personal activity interests and abilities
Understand and utilize safe and appropriate warm-up, pacing, and cool-down techniques for injury prevention and safe participation