The mission of the Elementary School Physical Education Program is to provide successful physical experiences for all children. Activities in the program are selected from a wide variety of offerings for children in grades kindergarten through sixth. Through participation in the physical education curriculum, students should have the opportunity to develop knowledge and practices necessary in obtaining personal physical fitness and lifetime wellness values. They should also acquire appropriate physical skills to participate in a wide range of physical activities and specialized sports skills. Social interaction occurs in physical education classes and participation should foster personal values.
The Elementary School Physical Education Program emphasizes health and wellness values with lifetime physical activities and sport related skills being developed. The sequenced curriculum activities include units by developmental levels rather than grade levels. Three developmental curriculums are offered for grades K-6.
The major areas of focus are: Developing and maintaining a level of physical fitness commensurate with daily needs and health standards.
Activities included are structured so that each child can attain movement competence and confidence in body management activities, rhythmic movement, fundamental physical skills and specialized physical skills.
The program helps students participate in a highly interdependent and culturally diverse world. This setting provides an environment where children learn to internalize and understand the merits of participation, cooperation and tolerance.
To stress the positive relationship between physical activity and health and increase participation in and derive enjoyment from lifetime physical activities.
To develop a positive self-concept through relevant physical education experiences.
To acquire knowledge and experience in a wide variety of physical fitness activities, physical skills, sport related games, low organized games and lifetime physical activities..
To acquire safety skills when working with equipment, and when working independently or in groups.
MPS District Physical Education Site
Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children, Pangrazi/Dauer, 13th Edition
(Teacher Edition Only)
Lesson Plans for Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children, Pangrazi/Dauer, 13th Edition (Teacher Edition Only)