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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

18 weeks

Overview

The Elementary PE course integrates healthy lifestyle habits and activities to help students be their best. The learning scaffolds on the previous lessons to provide developmentally appropriate activities and builds on skills learned in each grade level. Skill progressions help students learn how to throw, catch, kick, strike, dance, swim, and do some basic gymnastics. Students learn how to eat a healthy diet, develop teamwork and sportsmanship, and strive for 60 minutes of daily activity. They learn to set goals and work to meet those physical goals to keep improving their skills.

Get fit, feel great! In this course, get physical while having fun on the journey to becoming fit and staying safe. Join Maya and Kyle as they learn about healthy bodies, throwing and catching, dancing, and how to do it all while having a blast. Games like Guess That Sketch and activities like Heart Beat the Clock will keep students engaged and active for 60 minutes per day.

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 explaining the importance of using feedback to improve performance and by showing how to strike moving and stationary objects, dribble with control against a defender, and defend on the ball.
  • Movement Concepts
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of movement concepts by explaining the relationship between components of fitness to their health value and the relationship of various physical activities to muscular and cardiovascular endurance benefits, and by showing how to stretch the major muscles, balance, and transfer my weight to different parts of my body.
  • Participation in Movement
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of participation in movement by identifying physical activities that address certain aspects of fitness and fitness tests for specific aspects of fitness and by showing how to use specific measurements to assess fitness.
  • Personal Responsibility
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of personal responsibility by describing the importance of safety rules while participating in physical activity, the ways to appreciate, respect and cooperate with others, the ways to celebrate their and others’ accomplishments, and how to take responsibility for their actions.
  • Healthy Choices
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of healthy choices by describing how to read food labels for nutrition facts, how family and friends influence health behaviors, how lifestyle choices can be made to increase physical ability, and showing how to create a personal health goal.

Pre-Requisites

None

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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.