Students participated in Fitnessgram Tests in order to measure their muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance (aerobic capacity). They will be tested again at the end of the year to see if they have improved.
The trunk lift test is designed to measure the muscular strength and flexility of the student’s core, specifically the muscles of the lower back.
The modified pull-up bar is designed to test the muscular strength and endurance of the upper body, particularly in the arms and back.
Other tests that were performed includes the Pacer Test, Push-ups, Curl-ups, and a variety of stretching (flexibility) tests.
Our Physical Education, Health & Fitness Program
At Evergreen Charter School, students learn that health, fitness, and physical exercise are necessary and intertwined – all vital aspects of healthy living. Students are involved in physical activities that focus on the development of motor and manipulative skills. Physical education involves whole class skill instruction, team-building games and basic sports. Physical fitness, sportsmanship, and safety will be essential components across all grades.
Physical Education and Health & Fitness Program (PE & HF)
The Physical Education and Health & Fitness (PE & HF) program at Evergreen Charter School is child centered. Children attend PE & HF three days a week for 45 minute periods.
In every unit of study, the program focuses on motor, cognitive, emotional and social development of each child. As children develop and mature at various rates, units are designed in a modified and adaptive way to meet the needs of each individual student.
Goals for the PE & HF:
- Body-spatial awareness, timing and sequencing of movements
- Development of gross and fine motor skills
- Motor planning skills
- Coordination ( eye-hand and bilateral coordination that involve both sides of the body working together)
- Core Strength: muscle strengthening (fitness bands & yoga), upper body strength and endurance
- Self- regulation
- Game playing & problem-solving
- Sport skills and sportsmanship
- Health studies
At Evergreen, instructional strategies are used to provide motivating, successful and positive experiences. Learners are challenged with techniques and motor skills to gain confidence in attempting new learning experiences through cooperative games, sports and fitness activities. Classes include organized warm-ups, drills and skill instruction. During classes, each child is given an adequate amount of time practicing the skill and using the equipment.
In addition, traditional sports are taught throughout the year and include: soccer, football, volleyball, cooperative games, fitness, basketball, hockey, softball and track & field. Students are also provided with frequent opportunities to recognize the benefits of engaging in regular physical activity and to see physical activity as a means of enjoyment, challenge, self- expression, and communication. Emphasis is placed on the development of positive behaviors and attitudes that will impact physical well-being, as well as social and emotional wellness. Students are encouraged to reach personal and collaborative goals and to maintain positive relationships.