Marking Period 1 Curriculum Overview

K-2 

 

From Mr. Barlow in PE & Health

 

In the first marking period, we will be working on the following units: personal vs general space, locomotor movements, stepping with opposition, and underhand & overhand.  The locomotor unit will teach the students how to travel safely in personal space, how to perform a variety of movements such as; hopping, jumping, skipping, galloping and sliding.  The students will be challenged to perform these movement using different body levels and pathways.  We will incorporate a variety of games to teach these skills. 

 

When practicing underhand and overhand throwing we will discuss the importance of stepping with opposition as a way to improve form and accuracy.  As the students progress, we will begin working on catching as well.   

 

During health class we will be discussing safety, nutrition, and germs.  The safety units help students to recognize safe behaviors and situations both at home and school.  Our focus in nutrition is to review MyPlate and help students identify food groups.  The lessons about germs will be focused on preventing the spread of germs which we hope the students will apply, especially during the upcoming cold and flu season.    

 

Please contact me with any questions that you may during the year.  Thank you

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other versions of this letter can be found at www.region10ct.org on my web page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-4 

 

From Mr. Barlow in PE & Health

 

In the first marking period, we will be working on the fitness unit.  Fitness will focus on teaching students about the four major fitness components; cardio-respiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength & endurance of the upper body and muscular strength & endurance of the core.  We will teach ways for students to prepare for the fitness which will be completed by the first week of November.  We will provide students strategies to improve all of these components at home and during PE class.  The students will also learn how to find their pulse in their neck and/or wrist as a way of checking heart rate.  There will be discussions about why heart rate differs based on activity and how to improve heart rate. 

 

Students will have fitness logs to complete during the month of October.  These logs are designed to help students recognize the different fitness components and the importance to overall fitness and health.  Our data shows that students who complete these assignments perform better on the physical fitness assessments as well as our summative assessment that measures how much students know about the different fitness components.  Parents are encouraged to help their child complete the fitness log! 

 

During health class, we will be covering goal setting, nutrition and community health.  Goal setting lessons are used to help students set realistic goals that they can work towards during the fitness unit.  The nutrition lessons are designed to help the students take a look at what they are eating and categorize the food by MyPlate food groups. Community health classes will review how to prevent the spread of germs and diseases.  It will also include discussion about recycling, how to keep the earth healthy and people in the community who will keep people safe. 

 

Please contact me with any questions that you may during the year.  Thank you

 

 

 

 

 

Other versions of this letter can be found at www.region10ct.org on my web page