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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.

On your mark, get set, move! Follow Frank, Miriam, and Ziggy the dog, as they guide students in ways to live a healthy lifestyle. Learn how to throw, catch, kick, strike, dance, swim, and do basic gymnastics while playing fun games, exciting drills, and completing a variety of moderate and vigorous activities. As students progress through the course, they’ll get to do Banana Stretches, hydrate at Hydration Station, read storybooks, and challenge themselves to fitness fun.

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

A pupil may enter kindergarten if his/her chronological age will be five before October 1st of the year of entering school. For a complete description of the policy, please see Policy JEB Age of Entrance.

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

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 do loco-motor skills at different speeds; roll, bounce, catch and grip an object; strike an object using equipment; and kick a ball using the foot.
  • Movement Concepts
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of movement concepts by learning and showing how to move in spaces to avoid people or objects, make the heart beat fast or slow, move in certain ways using certain muscles, move to a rhythm, and keep balance while having the body in various shapes.
  • Participation in Movement
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of participation in movement by naming the benefits of physical activity and the physical signs seen during physical activity; and showing how to do loco-motor skills while maintaining balance, set physical activity goals, and engage in daily physical activity.
  • Personal Responsibility
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of personal responsibility by naming dangers of playtime, rules for safety during playtime, reasons to keep trying, and ways to get along with others.
  • Healthy Choices
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of healthy choices by naming healthy and unhealthy foods, explaining the reason for drinking water, the importance to keep trying, and the importance to have energy when participating in physical activity.

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.