Expectations for Dover Elementary PE are as follows:
1. Students are expected to be prepared for each PE meeting. A prepared student will have sneakers and clothing that are conducive of physical activity.
2. Students are expected to participate to their fullest capacity in all exercises and activities that are presented in class. 100% participation is critical to the continuity and flow of PE class.
3. A positive and supportive attitude is also critical in PE class. Good character and good decision making also falls under this domain.
New York Learning Standards for Elementary Physical Education:1. Students will perform basic motor and manipulative skills. They will attain competency in a variety of physical activities and proficiency in a few select complex motor and sports activities. Students will design personal fitness programs to improve cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, and body composition.
- participate in physical activities (games, sports, exercises) that provide conditioning for each fitness area
- develop physical fitness skills through regular practice, effort, and perseverance
- demonstrate mastery of fundamental motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills, and understand fundamental principles of movement
- understand the effects of activity on the body, the risks associated with inactivity, and the basic components of health-related fitness (cardiovascular, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, and body composition)
- demonstrate and assess their fitness by performing exercises or activities related to each health-related fitness component, and establish personal goals to improve their fitness
- understand the relationship between physical activity and individual well being.
This is evident, for example, when students:
demonstrate basic motor skills (run, climb, hop), manipulative skills (throw, catch, strike), and non-locomotor skills (balance, weight transfer) using mature motor patterns while engaged in a variety of activities, apply the concepts and principles of human movement to the development of new skills (e.g., catching objects while moving, throwing objects using opposition), adjust performance of skill as a result of monitoring or assessing previous performance (e.g., moves closer to target or throws at altered angle of release following toss that falls short), do additional push-ups each day to improve upper body strength, additional stretches to improve flexibility, and additional running to develop cardiorespiratory fitness, engage in physical activity and frequent monitoring of pulse rate to reach and maintain a target heart rate for an appropriate amount of time, perform appropriate warm-up and cool-down exercises before and after vigorous activity to avoid muscle injury, set a personal physical activity goal and track progress toward its achievement.