from:Matteson, Teale

to:All Students

Time Sept. 11, 2015

PE Outline 2014-15   
from: Matteson, Teale   to:  All Students and Families

Physical Education at The Crowden School with Teale Matteson

PE Units:
Basketball (skills only, no games)
Table tennis (time and weather permitting)
Track and field
Balance Awareness/Proprioception
Dance or Martial Arts (if parent/teacher can teach or arrange a class)
Juggling (rainy day activity)
Nutrition and Health Issues—as related to Physical Education
Daily: Running/jogging and Pull-ups Push-ups Sit-ups or Crunches (Core Strength based on Pilates and “Primal Fitness”)

PE Goals

Ensemble/Chamber Music is at the core of a Crowden Education where each voice is vital/essential/imperative to the group; so, too, in PE is every player's individual participation and teamwork.

Love of learning

Being engaged in the team environment, how and when to collaborate

Teamwork--working together in modes of communication: aural, visual, physical, intuitive.

Awareness of surroundings—visual, tactile and aural cues

Mutual respect

Increased confidence—being more comfortable in one’s body

Improving athletic skill sets, coordination, and the ability to have fun in contexts where they may not be at the top

Developing leadership—especially 7th and 8th grades

Improved posture and breathing


Street safety

Field trips—Cal athletics, collaborations with other departments, parent suggestions and help walking or driving kids to swimming, e.g.

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