Physical Education Program

Our Lady of Guadalupe P.E. classes are held in the new gym. We also take advantage of the field, tennis courts and our blacktop during good weather. P.E. classes are modified according to where we are located as there are some games that really require four walls!

P.E. classes are another outlet to commit ourselves to celebrate differences, promote communication and self expression, and to foster gospel values. All classes contain a cooperative game or activity to encourage inclusion and community.

Curriculum

The curricular goals for the school year are motor skill development, health enhancing physical activity and interactive behavior development. The curriculum is based on the NASPE National Standards for Physical Education.

Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

Standard 3: Participates regularly in physical activity.

Standard 4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

Standard 5: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

Standard 6: Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

Curriculum focus for Preschool and Kindergarten:

  1. Motor skills
  2. Working together as a group and doing group activities
  3. Listening and following directions
  4. Sharing

Curriculum focus for Grades 1 – 3:

  1. Movement and manipulative skills
  2. Responsibility for behavior, following P.E. rules
  3. Interactive: teamwork, good sportsmanship, Golden Rule
  4. Introduction of fitness and health principles

Curriculum focus for Grades 4 and 5:

  1. A revisit to locomotor skills, emphasizing balance, body control and rhythmic movements
  2. Teamwork, positive team strategies and good sportsmanship
  3. Fitness components and fitness testing
  4. Inclusion and playing for fun and enjoyment
  5. Being self managers with responsible behavior

Curriculum focus for Grades 6 – 8:

  1. Fitness components, fitness testing and using results to evaluate, improve or plan individual fitness goals
  2. Teamwork, positive team strategies and good sportsmanship; understanding the balance of competitive activities with recreational activities
  3. Inclusion and playing for fun and enjoyment
  4. Health issues; genetic, lifestyle and safety
  5. Being self managers with responsible behavior