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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

18 weeks

Overview

It’s time to commit to be fit. In this course, students learn how to throw, catch, kick, strike, dance, swim, and do basic gymnastics while hitting their 60 minutes of daily fitness. Tag along with Riley and Ralph as they hustle for the muscle, play games, dance the Itsy-Bitsy Spider, and stretch the Cooked Spaghetti. Packed full of physical activities, this course empowers students as they design an exercise circuit, create fitness goals, plan a healthy meal, and imagine the perfect team mate.

Please view the Elementary Parents’ Survival Guide: The First Four Weeks of Online Learning for guidance on helping your student in the transition to online learning.

Course Requirements

To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students and families are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers because, when teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.

Required Materials – Please view the list of materials before registering.

Major Topics and Concepts

Segment One

Safety
Locomotor movements
Underhand and overhand throwing
Catching
Flexibility
Cardiovascular health
Strength
Nutrition

Segment Two

Sportsmanship
Teamwork
Nutrition
Striking
Kicking
Dance
Gymnastics
Swimming
Fitness resources
Improving movement

Credits .375

Competencies

  • Motor Movements
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of motor movements by learning and showing how to move in different ways to get around objects, throw with correct technique, and move continuously while kicking a ball.
  • Movement Concepts
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of movement concepts by explaining the importance of a warm-up and cool-down activity, the difference between moderate and vigorous physical activity, and the benefits of physical activities on strength fitness; and by showing how to stretch, use locomotor skills, and transfer weight.
  • Participation in Movement
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of participation in movement by naming physical activities that relate to fitness, explaining the importance of fitness assessments, and showing how to use measuring tools for fitness tests or physical activity.
  • Personal Responsibility
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of personal responsibility by explaining the safety rules of physical activities, the ways to safely handle equipment, the relationship between having skill and enjoyment, ways to cooperate with others, and how to problem solve an issue.
  • Healthy Choices
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of healthy choices by explaining how family routines affect food choices and health, the relationship between nutrition and physical activity, the relationship between practicing and improving, and the relationship between challenging yourself and gaining confidence in your skills.

Pre-Requisites

None

Attend a virtual open house

We offer regular online open house webinars where VLACS staff members provide parents and students with an overview of our programs and answer questions about online learning.