Sept. 11, 2015
PE Outline 2014-15
from: Matteson, Teale to: All Students and Families
Physical Education at The Crowden School with Teale Matteson
Basketball (skills only, no games)
Table tennis (time and weather permitting)
Track and field
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”)
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
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
Field trips—Cal athletics, collaborations with other departments, parent suggestions and help walking or driving kids to swimming, e.g.
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