Mrs. J. Kelly

ZinnJennifer Kelly
Physical Education & Health Teacher
610-983-4080 ext. 232

Kids holding sports equipment

Thursday, September 15, 2106
Upper School Gym
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
For Grades K-4
Dress to move and have fun!

K-12th Field Day
Thursday, May 25, 2017
RA Upper & Lower Schools

413 Fairview Street 
Phoenixville,Pa. 19460


Mrs. Kelly's Physical Education Class- November 2016

    During the month of November students in the elementary, and intermediate academies will be participating in a 20 minute jog and/or walk.  The purpose of this activity is for students to learn pacing and enhance cardiovascular fitness.  We will begin this activity around the Thanksgiving holiday. Our hope is that all the students will find this activity to be both challenging and enjoyable.  Please remember we have an open door policy, feel free to come and join your child for this exciting fitness event!     

  Additionally, 5th grade students will start to lean how to use a yoga ball during the fitness portion of our lesson.  Four strength exercises will be taught on the ball in combination with flexibility exercises off the yoga ball. The four strength exercises that will be taught are: plank, push-up, forward lunge, and knee-up’s.  Looking forward to these new exciting challenges!

Mrs. Kelly's Phys.Ed Class - October 2016

In the month of October the elementary, and intermediate academies are focusing on movement and manipulative skills in physical education class.   Students in first through fifth grade are reviewing these skills, and are using them to get a good cardiovascular endurance workout. These skills include skipping, galloping, hoping, jumping, slide stepping, jogging, walking and, leaping.  Students in all grade levels will have the opportunity to work with hula hoops.  3rd grade will practice overhand throwing and catching skills with yarn balls and beanbags, while 5th grade will practice these skills with a football.

Mrs. Kelly's Phys. Ed Class- September 2106

Welcome to my web page. Here you can find what your child is working on for the month in Physical Education class.  This year I am only teaching 3rd and 5th grade P.E. I am also teaching health classes which will have their own month at a glance write up. For the month of September both 3rd and 5th grade are really focusing on our daily routine.  I want to make sure they have the six parts of our lesson down so they can have a successful year. 
Six parts of a Physical Education Lesson: 
1. Entry Procedure
2. Introductory Activity
3. Fitness
4. Lesson Focus
5. Game
6. Closure /Wrap up

Fitness: For the first trimester in fitness the 3rd and 5th grade students are working on eight exercises that work strength, and flexibility for the upper, middle and lower body.  These exercises are; Sit-up, Push- up modified/ regular push-up, forward lunge, super man, shoulder stretch, straddle stretch, butterfly, and trunk-twist. All 3rd and 5th graders will test on these exercises in the middle of October. Please remember we have an open door policy, feel free to come out and take class with your child at any time.

1st Grade /4th Grade

The Health Curriculum focuses on teaching students to make informed decisions regarding their own health to reach an optimal level of wellness. Units that will be cover this school year will be the Health Triangle (Body, Mind, Relationships) Health and unhealthy drugs, nutrition, and body systems. Both 1st and 4th grade will be working on the health triangle for the first trimester.  All lessons will be geared towards their grade level.
Lessons will include: Balancing the health triangle
Body- Sleep, healthy choice foods, exercise, cleaning your body. 
Mind- feelings, caring about you. 
Relationships- getting along with others

Check back in for second trimester information. 

Physical Education Curriculum Philosophy

The Dynamic Physical Education Curriculum is a systematic delivery system for assuring that desired activities will be presented to students during the academic year. It gives direction, assures accountability, and offers structure for future improvement. Physical Education should focus on the following objectives: personalized physical fitness, a cognitive understanding of fitness, development of motor skills, a development of affective domain skills, active involvement in sports - individual, dual and team, an understanding of rules, strategy and safety and finally, the development of lifetime activity patterns.

The major instructional objectives of the Dynamic Physical Education (DPE) program involve the development of the following psychomotor areas:

Physical Fitness (Cardiovascular Endurance, Muscular Strength and Endurance, Flexibility, Body Composition)
Body Management Skills (Balance, Agility, and Coordination)
Rhythmic Ability
Visual-Tactile Coordination
Specialized Sports Skills

A successful Physical Education Program should address the following program goals:

•The physical education program provides every child with the opportunity to develop and maintain a level of physical fitness commensurate with daily individual needs and health standards.

•The physical education program develops a cognitive base of maintaining healthy lifestyles by emphasizing the process of physical fitness development in the physical education lessons as students engage in physical fitness activities.

•The physical education program is structured in a way that each child can attain movement competence and confidence in body management activities, rhythmic movement, fundamental physical skills and specialized physical skills.

•The physical education program helps students learn to participate in a highly interdependent and culturally diverse world. The physical education setting provides an environment where children learn to internalize and understand the merits of participation, cooperation and tolerance.

•The physical education program stresses the positive relationship between physical activity, health and the enjoyment derived from lifetime physical activities.

•The physical education program promotes active, healthy lifestyles within the school, community and family members.

•Each child is given the opportunity to develop a positive self-concept through relevant physical education experiences.

•Each child acquires knowledge and experiences in a wide variety of physical fitness activities, physical skills, sports-related games and other low organized games.

•Each child acquires safety skills when working with equipment, and when working independently or in groups.

Activities are included in the curriculum based on their contribution to the development of major instructional objectives and focus on DPE, state and national physical education standards and meet all of the aforementioned program goals. Many teachers often emphasize instruction in only sports skills because they have a higher level of competence in this area. However, if instruction is based only on the presentation of activities in which we feel competent, youngsters will be shortchanged. The Dynamic Physical Education Curriculum provides the depth and breadth necessary to assure all students will find an activity that they enjoy and excel in.

The Dynamic Physical Education Curriculum is laid out in a systematic fashion in a series of 120 lesson plans that are developmentally appropriate. The lesson plans used to guide instruction, are the result of 30 years of feedback, input, and suggested changes from teachers in the field. The lesson plan book guides day to day instruction and assures that all standards set forth in the DPE model are being met. Lesson Plans are broken down by developmental levels and are divided into four part lessons. They are a necessary part of the instructional process at both the elementary and secondary levels.

Research has shown that the curriculum increases the activity levels of children, increases their attraction to physical activity and heightens their perceived competence in physical activity settings. Some of the studies related to the curriculum are listed below: