Rhodes School District 84.5

Physical Education

Physical Education is an integral part of the total educational experience. At Rhodes School students in grades K-8 receive physical education instruction taught by certified PE teachers. Students in grades 1-3 attend physical education class 4 days per week and 4-8 grades receive daily physical education.

Primary physical education classes are non-competitive and focus on cooperation, fitness and development of basic movement skills.

Grades 3 and 4 are a transition from the primary grades to the upper grades. Students start incorporating the basic skills taught in K - 2 and using them in organized games and activities. Sport specific skills and rules are introduced and practiced. Students are then given the opportunity to utilize the skills in a modified game setting.

In grades 5-8 the PE program focuses on team sport activities and lifetime sports. Units include flag football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, floor hockey, team handball, badminton, kickball, softball and track. In each of these units students learn the basic rules and strategies. Teamwork and cooperation as well as honesty and integrity are emphasized. Students learn how to work together and how to officiate their own games.

All students participate in cardiovascular activities 1-2 days per week. We rotate between a 20 minute walk/run, the pacer test and fitness monopoly. These activities help prepare students for the mile run which is done in the fall and spring along with other fitness tests.

Students in grades 6-8 are required to take a health course as mandated by the Illinois State Board of Education. To fit this into our schedule, students are pulled from Physical Education for one quarter to receive Health. This has been in practice since 1995 and has worked out well. Below is a copy of our Health Curriculum.

Teachers can be contacted via DOJO and email. Please visit our Staff Connection to contact your child's teacher.

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Physical Education and Health Curriculum Maps