One of my primary goals as a physical educator is to teach every child--from the physically gifted to the physically challenged--how and why they should keep themselves healthy and fit throughout their lifetime. In my physical education program, I provide learning experiences which are developmentally appropriate that will teach children how to be physically active in ways that increase physical competence, self-esteem and joy through lifelong physical activity. Here's how I achieve that goal:
1. The physical education curriculum is aligned with the New York State Learning Standards and includes a balance of skills, concepts, games, activities, movement exploration and cooperative learning experiences designed to enhance the cognitive, motor, affective and physical fitness development of every child.
2. I provide experiences that encourage children to question, analyze, communicate, apply cognitive concepts and gain a greater understanding of fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
3. Throughout the year I teach activities that allow children the opportunity to work together to improve their emerging social and cooperation skills. The importance of being a good sport is always stressed.
4. Finally, my class is designed so that ALL children are involved in activities that allow them to remain continuously active in a safe environment. Please help your child remember their sneakers so they may safely participate in class.
By working together to encourage fitness, I am certain we will be able to help your child enjoy a lifetime of physical activity. I welcome your support!