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    Overview of Physical Education at McClure
    Physical education is an opportunity for students to exercise, have fun, develop skills, and learn more about nutrition, fitness concepts, and anatomy.  This course will focus on the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of each student through various sports, success-oriented activities, physical challenges, cooperative play, and content knowledge aimed to promote a healthy lifestyle.

    We incorporate lessons and activities from the Five for Life curriculum, the adopted physical education curriculum of Seattle Public Schools, along with other supplemental programs and activities throughout the school year.  Fitness testing will be done on a periodic basis to assess the components of fitness.  These assessments will include the pacer, curl-ups (aka sit-ups), push-ups, and the sit-and-reach test.  Students will be reading, writing, and working on health and fitness topics on a regular basis in this class as well as completing a culminating project which combines all of the knowledge they’ve learned in the semester.

     Members of the Department  What they teach
     Robin Ware  6th-8th grade PE
     Nick Wheeler  6th-8th grade PE


    Scope and Sequence of Grades/Programs

    Content Knowledge
    Nutrition – Diet, nutrients, food labels, hydration, body composition
    Fitness concepts – Components of fitness, heart rate, FITT principle
    Anatomy – Bones, muscles

    Activities/Games/Units/Skills
    Team handball, archery, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, rowing, hockey, soccer, basketball, flag football, pickleball, badminton, climbing, and many other games/activities.
    Circuit training, flexibility training, functional training.

    Values/Principles
    Teamwork, sportsmanship, respect, honesty, cooperation, friendly competition, safety, etiquette, conflict resolution, integrity, accountability, discipline, structure, focus, patience, and perseverance.