Physical Education

Children are more likely to engage in physical activity when they feel they can participate competently. This begins with a focus on basic coordination. In Group 1, kids practice basic gross motor skills such as throwing, catching, and kicking. These and other skills are developed in each group as kids are exposed to a variety of sports and games. Team sports like soccer, touch football, basketball, and volleyball help students learn team-building skills as well as the rules and procedures for each activity.
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Our goal is to expose children to various sports and help them develop a level of comfort. Some may join leagues outside school with more advanced competition but we’d like all of our students to feel like they can jump in a game at a picnic, family reunion, or friend’s house and hold their own. Gym takes place on the field next to our school, in our small gymnasium or a block away at Phillips Park. No matter where we hold class or what we are playing, we want our kids to experience the joy and health-enhancing qualities of physical activity.