Teaching Physical Education at Hale Kula Elementary School
Physical Education is an academic subject area. It is instructional and is offered within the framework of the general school curriculum. Servicing involves organized, sequential lessons based on national and state physical education standards. Activities are designed to be developmentally appropriate for all students, from pre-school to grade 5.
The major objectives of physical education are achieved by altering psychomotor behaviors through learning about body/self, movement, fitness, rules and strategies, and social interactions. This is done by implementing an integrated cognitive/affective/psychomotor program for the nurturing of a physically educated child.
A physically educated child:
Has ......... the skills to perform various physical activities
Is ............. physically fit with an adequate level of cardiovascular efficiency
Does ....... participate in physical activities on a regular basis
Knows ..... the benefits and implications of being involved in physical activity
Values ..... physical activity, a healthy lifestyle, and enjoys the social benefits inherent in recreational activities
At Hale Kula Elementary School, we believe that:
1. All students can learn
2. All students, regardless of ability level, can benefit from Physical Education
3. All students have the right to a quality Physical Education program which enhances self-esteem, improves self-concept, and develops social competencies
4. All students need regular instruction in health, fitness, and sports in a way that will carry over into their leisure time and contribute to an active and healthy lifestyle