LEARN TO MOVE, MOVE TO LEARN
Burton's Physical Education Course Syllabus
Semester: Fall 2014
Instructor: Coach Breaux, Ms. Kanakis
Phone: 415-469-4550 (school)
Email: School Loop email
Office Hours: Mornings, Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:50 – 8:00, by appointment
Through this Physical Education course, students will explore many diverse activities, and will learn a wide variety of fitness concepts that they will be able to use in their everyday life. Students will learn about physical fitness and how their body works by studying static and dynamic balance, linear and rotary motion, anatomy and biomechanics. Lifelong skills – such as golf, tennis, Frisbee, and Badminton, along with stress management concepts incorporated into Yoga/Pilates – will also be taught.
Students will develop a sense of self-esteem and accomplishment through completion of cardio-respiratory activities and routines, attaining personal fitness goals, and learning to care for their body. Integrated assignments will show that content areas of Science, Social Studies, Math and English are relevant throughout Physical Education, and apply in our everyday activities. Assessments and quizzes will be given at least once a week, with periodic exams given throughout the course to assess content understanding. After completion of this course students, will have the knowledge to stay fit and active for a lifetime.
STANDARD 1: Students demonstrate knowledge of and competency in motor skills, movement patterns, and strategies needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
STANDARD 2: Students achieve a level of physical fitness for health and performance while demonstrating knowledge of fitness concepts, principles, and strategies.
STANDARD 3: Students demonstrate knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activity.
Calculate a Target Heart Rate or training zone.
Write fitness goals.
Identify fitness components and how they relate towards a healthy body.
Identify Health/Science concepts in Physical Education.
Understand the importance of cardio respiratory and muscular fitness.
Recognize the importance of core muscles in fitness, how to exercise them.
Participate in and identify lifelong activities that would benefit an individual person, group, or team.
Demonstrate knowledge of rules and guidelines for various sports and activities.
Discuss pros and cons of popular training methods, diets, and supplements.
Recognize the importance of lifelong fitness.
TEXTS: Fitness For Life
REQUIRED MATERIALS: Composition notebook, pencil, P.E. uniform and footwear (i.e. athletic shoes with rubber soles) that are comfortable and conducive for physical activity. Student should plan on having a full water bottle when beginning any activity.
Expectations for Students and Teacher:
Be attentive and polite. Use appropriate and professional language in class.
Be positive and willing to take risks. This is our chance to explore movement and be willing to make mistakes while supporting others.
Come to class ready to learn. This means be prompt, consistent in our worthwhile contributions to the class, and maintain appropriate behavior. Be responsible and accountable for actions and honest about behavior.
Always be ready to move. This is an activity class with some academic reading and writing.
If student sits out of class activity, he/she must stand/sit quietly (without disturbing the class or teacher) and remain attentive to the class for the entire class period in an area designated by the teacher, as they will be held responsible for all information taught that day.
Excused non-participation may make up the class period through extra credit.
Students must remain in the gym area until the bell rings.
All assignments are due at the beginning of the class period.
Course Materials Info:
P.E. printed t-shirt and shorts uniform apparel (see uniform sheet for price). Solid black, grey, or white sweatpants/sweatshirt is allowed on inclement days.
Wear tennis shoes and socks. Boots, slippers, and flip-flop beach shoes are not allowed. Proper footwear must be worn at all times.
Please leave all valuables in your school locker when attending P.E. class. The P.E. department is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
Combination Lock. (Keep locker information on file with P.E. department)
Daily point opportunities
Prepared to work
On time for class
Other point opportunity
Fitness assessment. (At least one per week)
Written academic assignments (Students are required to write in this PE course)
Missing class/non-participation will result in the loss of that day’s points.
Students will NOT be excused from the PE lesson/activity to make-up or finish work for other classes, and attend programs (i.e. wellness groups, quiet time, peer tutor...). PE is where students learn many physical, social, psychological and cognitive skills and knowledge that lead to lifetime fitness and health.
If a student is healthy enough to attend school, they are expected to fully participate in Physical Education just as they would any other class. In order for a student to be excused from Physical Education they must have a medically diagnosed condition or injury signed by a physician. A note from a parents/guardian will excuse a student from participation, but they must make- up the class in order to get credit. If a student is medically required to miss numerous classes they will be given an alternative project/assignment related to Physical Education. In some cases, illness or injury for an extended period may require a PE Temporary Exemption. See Counselor.
STANDARD 1: 50%
Students demonstrate knowledge of and competency in motor skills, movement patterns, and strategies needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
STANDARD 2: 30%
Students achieve a level of physical fitness for health and performance while demonstrating knowledge of fitness concepts, principles, and strategies.
STANDARD 3: 20%
Students demonstrate knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activity.
Points may be made up with teacher permission only. Make-up is done at teacher’s convenience.
Any missed assignments due to excused absence, must be made up within a week of absence.
If you or your parent/guardian has any questions/concerns regarding your performance in the class please email teacher through School Loop. Report cards come 3 times in a semester and progress is updated on School Loop usually weekly after the first three weeks of school. Do not wait until after you receive a report card to question what you can do to raise your grade or perform better in the class. The student must be responsible for their work in this class and must take the initiative to be successful. Email is the best way to get a quick response to any questions you may have.
Parents are encouraged to drop by and sit in on classes anytime. Parents are also encouraged to join our School Site Counsel.
Daily Course Agenda (sample):
Warm-Up (5 min.)
-Dynamic Stretch, Static Stretch and Responsibility Check-in
Daily Activity (35 min.)
-Areas of Emphasis (Agility, Balance, Conditioning, Speed, Reaction Time, Power)
--Strength- Weight Room/Fitness Lab
Cool Down (4 min.)
Total Time 44 min
Block Day Agenda Options
Set-up/Transition Break (5 min)
Academic Activity (30 min.)
~I’m trusting that you as responsible young adults, will be flexible and accommodating to experience “High School P.E.”~