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Physical Education Update: October 2015

Physical Education at Baldwin
Posted on 10/16/2015
PEThe mission statement of the Cambridge Public School Physical Education Department is to provide meaningful, relevant opportunities to support all students in developing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to be healthy, physically active and engaged in their own health and well-being.

During Physical Education class, students will develop competence in a variety of motor skills, will increase self-efficacy regarding their abilities to be physically active and control their health and develop health-enhancing attitudes. Students will be empowered to take control of their health and will be engaged in lifelong efforts to maintain and PEenhance their health. Students learn to understand the importance of physical activity in promoting a healthy lifestyle, accept ownership and responsibility for the health and wellness of self and others, and understand the importance of developing cooperative skills.

Currently, the students in JK-2 are working on locomotor skills, learning and mastering skipping, hoping, jumping, walking, running, running, fast, galloping, and sliding. The older students are working on these skills, both forward and backward. Students in grades 3 - 5 are working on fitness running. They are running with pedometers which allows them to monitor themselves. They are reading decimals. The goal for 3rd grade is to run 3/4 mile, for 4th grade is to run one mile and for 5th grade to run 1 1/4 miles.