Physical Education Syllabus

Physical Education Syllabus 2017-2018

General Physical Education Class

Objectives/Goals:

Students will learn fundamental skills for many sports, fitness components (cardio, strength, flexibility) and the values associated with sportsmanship. Students’ skills will be developed to promote life-long fitness.

Daily Procedures:

  1. Students will enter the locker room immediately; students will change and leave all belongings in their locked lockers.
  2. After changing students will sit in their assigned team lines for attendance.
  3. Students have 5 minutes from the start of class to get changed and sit in their assigned lines, before they are marked late.
  4. Fitness- activity that targets cardio, strength, and flexibility.
  5. Lesson Focus- fundamental/specialized skills and rules will be presented.
  6. Game Activity- apply the skills they learned in a collaborative game setting.
  7. Students will be dismissed to the locker room, they will have 5 minutes to change and leave for their next class. Middle school students will wait in the hall until dismissed.

Class Rules:

  1. Respect: classmates, teachers/staff, equipment, and facilities.
  2. Appropriate Behavior: dealing with language, touch, and emotions.
  3. Jewelry: all jewelry must be placed in their gym lockers.
  4. Uniforms: All students must wear their required Renaissance PE uniform and sneakers. Students need to write their names on their uniforms. No sharing uniforms.
  5. Absent: If you miss a class when there is an assessment it is your responsibility to ask and coordinate a day when you will make up the missed work. Otherwise it is a zero.
  6. Non-Participation: You must have a parent note in order to not participate, to be excused for the day. If you miss more than one day you must provide a doctor’s note to be excused. If you do not participate you need to complete written work to earn your participation points.
  7. Injury: After an injury you must have a doctor’s note to be cleared to participate.
  8. No food or drinks in gym. Be Safe and HAVE FUN!

Locker Room Rules/Conduct:

  1. No electronic devices may be used in the locker rooms at any time.
  2. You may only use your own locker and are not to share combinations.
  3. Lock up all valuables during class, the PE department will not be responsible for any lost or stolen valuables.
  4. Locker rooms will be locked throughout the day. You may only enter the locker rooms during the first and last 5 minutes of class.
  5. Any misconduct will be disciplined according to the school handbook.
  6. PE uniforms must be washed weekly.
  7. No food or drinks in the locker rooms.
  8. Any personal items left after class will be placed in the lost and found.

Consequences:

  1. Warning
  2. Removed from activity
  3. Report to Dean

Incentives:

  1. Class rewards 

Grading:

(see attached rubric)
  1. 50%- Skill/Fitness tests/knowledge tests
  2. 50%- Participation: 15-pts. Daily
  • 10-pts. Participation/Lateness
  • 5-pts. Required Uniform (no name –1 pt. each day)
    • 2-pts. Top
    • 2-pts. Bottom
    • 1-pt. Sneakers

Trimester Exams:

  1. High school classes only
  2. See calendar for dates

Fitness Testing:

  1. Students in 7th-12th grade taking Physical Education class with Mr. Spillane will be participating in fitness testing twice a year.
  2. Since body image can be a sensitive subject for students of this age we wanted to make the parents aware of what was happening in the classroom, in case there are questions that come home.
  3. The fitness testing that is being used is called Fitnessgram Testing. This has been adopted by the government in place of the old Presidential Fitness Testing. The reason for this is that Fitnessgram is an assessment that reports on a student’s individual health and fitness; while the old fitness test compared student’s performance with those of his or her peers.
  4. Fitnessgram software — published by Human Kinetics for the Cooper Institute — measures health-related fitness by evaluating cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition.
  5. Students will each have a log-on and password to access their scores and to check their level of fitness.
  6. If you would like further information on this testing please visit: www.Fitnessgram.net or feel free to contact Mr.Spillane at nicholas.spillane@rak12.org if you have any questions.

Attention: Information Regarding Google Classroom Use

Dear Parents,

If your child is taking a high school or middle school physical education class with Mr. Spillane please advise that these students may be using google classroom. Students will be using this application in order to access notes for class as well as taking online tests. If there is an issue accessing google classroom, due to the fact that a student does not have access to a device or internet, paper notes and tests can be provided. As the teacher I will make sure that all students have the ability to review notes and have ample time to take their tests.

Posting Online Tests:

  • Tests are posted on the first day of the start of a unit. Students will have about 3 weeks to complete their test on their own time.

Grading Online Tests:   

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  • Students will be expected to complete the test by the due date stated. If it is not complete by that time, students will lose 5 points each day the test is late, up to 3 days. After the three days the test will no longer be accepted.
  • Students may submit test corrections once their test is graded. These test corrections must be complete within 3 days of receiving their score. This will also require students to email me when they complete the corrections.

Questions:

If you have any specific physical education questions regarding google classroom please email Mr.Spillane at nicholas.spillane@rak12.org.

 

Thank you!


 

PE Daily Participation Rubric
*5 pts. for required uniform not listed in this rubric

10 Points

7 Points

4 Points

0 Points

Always willingly participates regularly in a variety of physical activities. No prompts to be on task or to show effort. (Standard 3)

 

Always exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity setting. (Standard 5)

 

Always demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activity. (Standard 2)

Most Often willingly participates regularly in a variety of physical activities. One prompt to be on task or to show effort. (Standard 3)

 

Most Often exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity setting. (Standard 5)

 

Most Often demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activity. (Standard 2)

Sometimes willingly participates regularly in a variety of physical activities. Two prompts to be on task or to show effort. (Standard 3)

 

Sometimes exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity setting. (Standard 5)

 

Sometimes demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activity. (Standard 2)

Never willingly participates regularly in a variety of physical activities. Three prompts to be on task or to show effort. (Standard 3)

 

Never exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity setting. (Standard 5)

 

Never demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activity. (Standard 2)

* Aligned with the National Standards for Physical Education.


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