Dear Families and Students,
We want to welcome you to our NEW FACILITIES at GRAHAM! I am excited to being this new journey with your children!
If your child needs to be excused from fitness activities, please provide a doctor’s note explaining
. why your child can not participate,
. and a date when the child will be able to rejoin participation in class.
Your child will need gym shoes (sneakers, tennis shoes) to participate in activities. They must have a flat bottom (no heel) and the foot must be fully covered. Sandals, Crocs, clogs, dress shoes, boots and any heeled shoes are not appropriate for class. One way to always have your child prepared is to have an extra pair of gym shoes kept at school, in the classroom or kept in backpack.
Follow Directions Ask for help when needed
Use equipment properly When you hear the whistle STOP, LOOK, & LISTEN
Play fairly Stay in the proper area
Be aware of your surroundings Keep hands and feet to yourself
WEAR PROPER TENNIS SHOES NO FOOD, DRINK, OR CANDY ALLOWED IN GYM
NO PUSHING, HITTING, FIGHTING, OR BULLYING
This year students will learn and refine skills in the fitness areas at the bottom of the letter. The skills are sequenced through the year with your child’s abilities in mind. The overall goal being to help your child learn, experience and be successful. We define success as accomplishing skills rather than focusing on “winning” and “competition.”
I am here to make a positive impact in your child’s life. If you have questions or information that might help me better work with your child please contact me. I encourage you to come visit our school and meet with me at your convenience.
Areas of Concentration for Our Fitness Program
Locomotor Movements (walk, run, hop, skip, jump, gallop)
Body Awareness (body parts and body shapes)
Spatial Awareness (moving in different directions)
Physical Effort (force, speed; being smooth and in control)
Chasing, Fleeing, Dodging
Manipulative Skills (throw, catch, strike, swing, push, pull)
Body Fitness (heart, lung, muscles)
Jumping and Landing (to different heights and distances, jumping rope)
Rolling, Balancing, and Weight Transfer
Rhythmic Skills (move to even and uneven rhythm)
First Tee Program (a beginner golf program)
Self Assessment (self knowledge and positive self talk)
Sportsmanship (building positive attitudes)
Cooperative Skills (working together in groups or with partners)
Using Equipment (bats, balls and more)