Jericho Elementary School

Physical Education

Upcoming PE News!

Bikes are coming in April! Once again we have received a grant for the Kohl’s/Bikesmart trailer.

Let’s hope for good weather. The bikes will be with us from April 30th - May 4th.

Standardized testing is coming to Physical Education. While the Vermont AOE is still working on the details I have some information.

Here’s what I know:

  1. We will be using the FitnessGram test to test in 4 or 5 fitness levels ranging from Cardiorespiratory Endurance and VO2max, Muscular Endurance and Flexibility.
  2. Student’s names will be coded and should go to the State in similar fashion to all other standardized tests.
  3. The testing window will be in May.
  4. Only 4th grade results will be reported.

I have been using the FitnessGram assessment tool for over a decade here at JES and while I do not grade on fitness levels the test gives me great information that is used to drive curriculum. An example would be,  three years ago I added additional cardio and strength training elements into every second thru fourth grade class (see “superhero workouts” below), partly due to information gain from our fitness assessments. I was also able to report on improvements to upper body strength after the installation of our new playground.

Standardized testing in physical education, if used to benefit our students, is a positive step forward.

Lastly, with baseball and lacrosse season just around the corner, I found interesting article that I thought I would pass on.

http://www.scarymommy.com/sports-parents-need-know-less-athletic-kids/?utm_source=FB

Best regards,

Mr. Steinman

Class Schedules:

Physical Education

Schedule for 2017–2018

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:15 – 8:55

3 Clarke

3 Frank

X**

4 Ehtesham

(8:00-8:40)

2 Abair

9:00 – 9:40

2 Jackson

X**

2 Larrabee

2 Jackson

9:45 – 10:25

3 Frank

4 Brezic

1 Paul

4 Randall

2 Larrabee

10:30 – 11:10

K Bouchard

K Cmejla

3 Clarke

K Mosquera

11:15 –11:55

J.A.C

11:25-11:55

Lunch/Plan

Lunch/Plan

Lunch/Plan

Lunch/Plan

12:00– 12:40

K Tremblay

K Cmejla

K Mosquera

K Tremblay

K Bouchard

12:45-1:25

1 Cafferty

1 Henault

1 Henault

1Paul

1 Cafferty

1:30-2:10

4 Ehtesham

1:35-2:15

2 Abair

4 Randall

1:35-2:15

APE

(1:35-1:50)

4 Brezic

1:35-2:15

Superhero Workout!

Click on this link to see all the routines!

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BySiYJrZuvIgMHVjTmJsWHhWcGc?usp=sharing_eidl&ts=57dbf503

JES Physical Education Wins Top National Award!

2016-2017 Let's Move National School Award