Physical Education and Health Program

EVERGREEN CHARTER SCHOOL

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.

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.

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.

The 4-5 grade physical education curriculum focuses on rules, understanding directions, playing in a safe manner, sportsmanship, flexibility, muscular endurance, upper body strength, cooperation & teamwork. Motor development is emphasized at all levels. Teachers will choose a variety of activities for their students that will give them a well- rounded / diverse physical education experience.

Other tests that were performed includes the Pacer Test, Push-ups, Curl-ups, and a variety of stretching (flexibility) tests.

The trunk lift test is designed to measure the muscular strength and flexility of the student’s core, and the lower back.

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