Physical Education Welcome Letter with Expectations , Policy, and, Weekly Lessons
Bush Elementary School Physical Education Program
Teacher: email- firstname.lastname@example.org school phone number: 432-240-6300
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! I look forward to working with your children. Physical Education is a vital part of a child’s educational endeavor. Bush Elementary School provides opportunities for all students. The purpose of our physical education program is to help students develop lifelong skills and knowledge of fitness, nutrition, and well-being through physical, mental, and social development.
My name is Coach Pitts. I have been teaching Physical Education/Health for two decades. I am certified in EC-4th Grade Classroom, ESL, Special Education, Health, Physical Education, and Principal. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from UTSA . I earned my Master of Education in Education Administration. I am married to a wonderful man, Dale, and we have 4 sons. We also have 4 grandchildren. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, physical activities, and cooking. I am so excited about starting this school year with the Bush Elementary School family!
65% of the grade is based on Social-Emotional Development. It is attained in Physical Education daily through team-building activities and friendly competitions that require self-concept, problem-solving, and cooperation. With positive interaction between teachers and peers, students develop the skills needed to socialize effectively in "real world" situations.
35% of the grade is based on Movement and Knowledge
If a student is ill, I request a written note from a parent/guardian that briefly explains the nature of the complication along with the date and the parents/guardian’s signature. After three days of excuses, I require a written note from an attending physician. This is a STATE GUIDELINE.
- Tennis shoes are worn on days for PE. We will not be changing shoes.
- If you are wearing a dress, make sure there are shorts underneath it.
- Water bottles with the student’s name already written on it need to be brought to PE classes.
I sincerely appreciate your support and cooperation in assisting me to provide opportunities for your child. Please feel free to come to the gym to visit or contact me for further information.
Terri Pitts -Physical Education
Bush Elementary School (Kindergarten-6th Grade)
WELLNESS GOALS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (ELEMENTARY)
The District shall implement, in accordance with the law, a coordinated health program with
physical education and physical activity components and shall offer at least the State
recommended amount of physical activity for all grades. Elementary: 30 minutes per day, 135
minutes per week, or 225 minutes every two weeks.
In addition, the District shall establish the following goals for physical activity:
Physical education courses will provide instruction that meets the Texas Essential
Knowledge and Skills and national standards. Adequate equipment is available for
all students, and safe, appropriate facilities are provided for physical education.
Physical education classes will regularly emphasize 50% of moderate to vigorous
The District will encourage parents to support their student’s participation, to be
active role models, and to include physical activity in family events.
Frequent brain breaks are encouraged totaling 15-20 minutes a day.
All students enrolled in physical education classes (3rd- 5th grade) will participate in
fitness testing using the state-approved assessment tool.
Guidelines to Meet Goals:
A variety of physical fitness activities will be offered to students on each campus.
Alternative disciplinary actions will be encouraged as opposed to limiting recess and
All physical education courses will be taught by state-certified physical education
instructors who participate in professional staff development opportunities, which are
aligned with district requirements.
Parents at the elementary level will be encouraged to set positive examples of nutrition
eating habits and physical activities.
Physical education classes will have a student/teacher ratio similar to others. Elementary
Maximum: 1 teacher to 44 students.
What Are We Doing in PE?
August 2- 27 PE Orientation and chasing, dodging and fleeing activities using different motor skills.
August 30- Sept 3 Scooter Board Activities
Sept. 7-10 Recreation Games
Sept. 13-Sept. 24 Parachute Activities - Team Building
Sept. 27-Oct. 15 Team Building Activities
Oct. 18- Oct. 22 Intersession
Oct. 25-29 Spooktacular Fun Week
Nov. 1-12 Basketball
Nov. 15-19 Turkey Trot and Academic Relays
Nov. 22-26 Thanksgiving
Nov. 29-Dec. 7 Basketball continues
Dec. 8-Dec. 10 GaGa Ball
Dec. 13-17 Winter Wonderland
Dec. 20-Jan. 3 Winter Break
Jan. 4-7 Review PE Expectations and goals, GaGa Ball
Jan. 10-14 Speedstacking
Jan. 18-21 Throwing and Catching
Jan. 24-28 Throwing and Catching
Jan. 31-Feb. 4 Basic Gymnastics and Balancing
Intersession Academic Relays and Team Building
Feb. 14-25 Kids Heart Challenge (Ninja Jump Rope)
Feb 28-March 29 3rd-6th: Fitnessgram Pre-k through 2nd: Relay Races (Motor skills)
March 30-April19 Hockey
April 20-29 Tennis
May 2-13 Soccer
May 16-20 Volleyball, water and sun safety
May 23-28 Dance and Bowling
Starting on August 20th Fun Day Fridays. Stations are set up inside the gym and on the field. Students can practice different skills (throwing, catching, gymnastics, basketball shooting, soccer, football, frisbee throwing, tetherball, scooter board riding, and balancing on a beam and stilts.)