Mr. Comito

Joe Comito
Physical Education Teacher
610-983-4080 ext. 129

joe.comito@rak12.org
J. Comito 

PhysEd

During the months of November and December students in the primary academy will be participating in a 10 minute jog and/or walk, intermediate academy will go for 20 minutes.  The purpose of this activity is for students to learn pacing and enhance cardiovascular fitness.  We will begin this activity around the Thanksgiving holiday and may continue into early December.  I hope 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, students will have an opportunity to participate in recreational stations in the month of December.

 

Forever Yours in Fitness and Health,

Mr. Comito 

 


K-12th Field Day
May 24, 2018
RA Upper & Lower Schools

413 Fairview Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460


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: