Physical Education

 

The physical education program at the JDS provides all students with motor skill development, a healthy self-image as they grow and develop at their own individual rates, and social development to engender teamwork, sportsmanship and respect for others.

 

The physical education program at the JDS provides all students with motor skill development, a healthy self-image as they grow and develop at their own individual rates, and social development to engender teamwork, sportsmanship and respect for others.

 

Science of Healthful Living

The JDS implemented the Science of Healthful Living program into its Middle School curriculum. This grant from the National Institutes of Health is designed to implement, assess, and disseminate a science-based approach to middle school physical education.  The goal of the program’s curriculum is to increase students’ knowledge and interest in health-related science and enhance their intention to pursue a life science-related career.

 

  • Each student will receive a journal to monitor their participation and progress
  • Some of these principles will also be applied in grades 2-5 

 

Some of the equipment , provided through the grant, includes:

BOSU sport trainers, stability balls, body bar fitness bars, medicine balls, rubber kettle bells, smart cones and pedometers for each student. 

 

 

PRe-K/Kindergarten
  • Space Awareness and Movement Skills
  • Traveling Safely
  • Pathways, Levels and Directions
  • Movement Skills and Relationships
  • Basic Movements with Effort
  • Game Strategies: Following the Rules
  • Throwing and Kicking 
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Beginning Motor Skill Development

 

first grade
  • Movement Skills and Concepts
  • Game Strategies and Tag Games
  • Cooperative Game Play
  • Manipulative Skills with Effort
  • Motor Skill Concepts and Development
  • Personal Choices in Physical Activity

 

Science, PE & Me! - GRADES 2-4

Curriculum is built around the 5 E’s of elementary scientific inquiry:

Engagement, Exploration, Explanation, Elaboration, and Evaluation.

  • Understand the effects of exercise on their bodies
  • Assess their own levels of fitness
  • Apply health related fitness knowledge to the other school subjects (e.g., health
  • related science and life science education)
  • Apply knowledge to real-life problems they find at home
  • Learn knowledge and fitness-related skills to be physically active for a lifetime

 

SECOND GRADE/Third Grade
  • Small Group Interactions
  • Promoting Physical Fitness
  • Body Responses to Physical Activity
  • Applying the Principles of Exercise
  • Describing Motor Skill Development
  • Identify and Use Safe Practices in Physical Activity Settings
  • Scientific Principles Affecting Movement; factors that affect movement
  • Movement Concepts Advanced
  • Understanding Game Strategies
  • Passing and Receiving
  • Skill Development and Practice

 

fourth Grade
  • Positive and Negative Group Interactions
  • Advanced Skills and Movement Sequences
  • Applying Game Strategies
  • Health-related and Skill-related Fitness
  • Identify and Engage in Physical Activities that Contribute to Physical Fitness/Health
  • Explain the Effects of Regular Participation in Physical Activity
  • Assessing the Body’s Response to Physical Activity
  • Applying Concepts to Multiple Skills

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Health & Physical Education

  • Analyze Group Interactions
  • Describe and Apply the Components Health-related and Skill-related Fitness
  • Analyze the Effects of Regular Participation in Physical Activity
  • Analyze and Engage in Physical Activity that Promotes Personal Fitness Goals
  • Analyze the Responses of Body Systems During Physical Activity
  • Identify and Describe the Principles of Training
  • Applying Appropriate Practice Strategies
  • Game Strategies and Complex Games
  • Nutritional Concepts and Healthy Eating
  • Personal Health Choices, Environmental Factors and Health-related Information
  • Analyze and Apply a Decision-Making Process to Adolescent Health & Safety Issues
  • Analyze the Effects of Stress Management; Disease Prevention; and Weight Management
 
Cardio Fitness Club 
  • Take heart rate
  • Manipulate heart rate based on the intensity of exercise,
  • Examine the effects of the FITT (Frequency, Intensity), time (duration) and (Type of exercise), overload, specificity, and progression exercise physiology principles on their body systems.