Specials - Physical Education
Physical Education Teachers: Ryan Hermes
Physical Education Aide: Kathy Tyler
"We are dedicated to our students success by helping them build on their strengths and keeping their confidence high, so they can believe anything is possible with dedication. Our goal in specials is to bring out the creativity in all our students and provide the instruction, support and encouragement to help them become FANTASTIC!"
Welcome to another exciting year at NCE!
We are looking forward to having your child actively participating in Specials!
IDs - This year we are all adjusting to having the entire school wear their IDs all day. In keeping with the policy in their classrooms, the students will wear their IDs to Specials. If the IDs become a distraction during class, students will be instructed to tuck them inside their shirts (P.E. will use their team line baskets to keep their IDs).
Devices – Students will be notified through their homeroom teachers if they need to bring their devices to Specials.
WatchDOGS – We welcome having our NCE WatchDOGS in our classrooms. Thanks for taking an active role in your child's education. Plan to play in P.E. games, assist at art tables, and sing a solo in music (just kidding!)
In Physical Education
When learning to balance children learn important personal lessons (e.g., self-confidence, initiative), and, as many stunts are not mastered immediately, perseverance and dedication. Social skills (e.g., sharing, taking turns, courtesy, and respect for others) are also addressed through partner and group activities that require a cooperative effort. The activities presented in this section include numerous animal movements, balance stunts, simple partner activities, all of which may be instructed without extensive equipment and/or apparatus.
In the intermediate grade levels for the 2nd grading period, we have continued our aerobic and volleyball unit, and will be starting out hockey and baseball/softball unit. Hockey involves a variety of skills that may be practiced individually, in pairs or in groups. Students dribble and shoot alone, practice passing or play 1-on-1 with a partner, or gather a few friends and play a mini-game, utilizing the skills built in this unit. The baseball/Softball Unit provides activities that involve smaller groups, utilize fewer rules, equalize play and touches, and increase MVPA minutes for each student. These activities allow students many opportunities to practice and develop fundamental skills such as throwing and catching, fielding, base running, underhand pitching and batting., all of which are required for successful game play. Activities in this unit follow a high-activity, skill progression which can be adapted for a variety of skill levels