Teacher: Mr. Robert Vorburger

Grade/Subject: Physical Education

Contact: rvorburger@stjohnskenmore.com

DECEMBER ACTIVITIES
PK-K - Tennis Ball Manipulatives
1-3 - Reindeer Catcher
4-6 - Basketball Unit
7-8 - Basketball Unit
"It is helpful to think of the brain as a muscle.
                One of the best ways to maximize the brain is through exercise, movement.
Everybody feels better after exercise.
There is a reason for it."
-Dr. John J. Ratey, Harvard Medical School

Please note: No blue jeans are allowed to be worn for class.  Students should be prepared, even on dress down days or half days.

Points are deducted from a students grade when they are not prepared to participate.

ST. JOHN'S PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Physical Education at St. John the Baptist is a dynamic program that encourages and prepares every student to be physically active their entire lifetime.

Pre-K and Kindergarten

Students are introduced to a variety of manipulatives.  Basic movement forms of hopping, skipping, galloping and jumping are taught and reinforced throughout the year.  Students are afforded time to develop their creative individuality through destination play, a child-initiated, teacher supported environment.

Grades 1-3

Students develop an awareness of space through various movement activities.  The children are given the opportunity to learn on their own and in groups.  Academic integration is used to support many of the activities.

Grades 4-6

Students are introduced to progressive activity units.  The unit builds from week to week challenging the child to develop another part of their "game".  Also at this level, students will be exposed to cooperative challenge based activities.

Grades 7-8

Students encounter twice the units from the previous level.  They are introduced to problem solving, team building strategic activities, along with fitness workout sessions.