• September Letter To Parents

    Dear Parents,

         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!