PHYSICAL EDUCATION OVERVIEW
At Parkdale Elementary we present the students with a variety of challenging and stimulating activities throughout the year. The physical education program helps create enjoyable, success oriented experiences that reach every child. Special attention is given to (a)social interaction and the improvement of self-concepts, cooperation and sportsmanship; (b) fitness and skill development; and (c)acquisition of basic fundamentals through conceptual learning. Our number one priority is your child's safety. Please help your child to remember their sneakers on physical education days so they may participate. 4th grade students change for physical education class and should have shorts or sport pants and a t-shirt in addition to sneakers.
The physical education curriculum at Parkdale provides a comprehensive, continual program from kindergarten to fourth grade. It is based on sound educational principles, research in motor learning, exercise physiology and teaching methodology and meets the requirements of the NY State Learning Standards. Our primary objectives are:
-To foster in children a love of physical activity and play
-To instill a need for physical fitness in each child
-To develop coordination and control
-To provide opportunities for increased responsibility in planning, organizing and
-To give give children a wide range of skill and game experiences
-To present opportunities for children to belong to a group in which each child is
-To provide experiences that will develop initiative, self-reliance,self-worth, honesty, kindness to others and a love of learning
-To develop a sense of fair play and cooperation in children, as well as, the ability to
work in groups
-To provide opportunities for the integration of physical education with other subject
areas: language arts, math, social studies, science, health, music and art
Incorporation of the four F's- FUN, FITNESS, AND FRIENDSHIP through the FUNDAMENTALS of physical education stimulate children to want to participate in physical activities, not only during their school years,but for the rest of their lives. Your reinforcement of our physical education program at home will make a positive difference. Thank you for your interest in your child's physical education program.
Help your child take care of their body...it is the only one they will get!