Physical Education

  • Welcome to Physical Education at Independence Elementary!

    My name is Mr. Caran and I have had the privilege of being the P.E. Teacher here since 2000. I was born in the Bronx in New York City and lived there until I was 12 years old. My family moved to Phoenix, Arizona where I eventually graduated from Arizona State University and taught P.E. for five years. My wife and family moved to Littleton, Colorado in 1995 and we have loved it here ever since.

    Our P.E. program at Independence is designed so students can try a variety of different activities in a safe and fun environment. Students have the opportunity to learn individual skills such as jump rope, hula hoops, juggling, and sport stacking. Students also learn about teamwork and good sportsmanship during our soccer, basketball, floor hockey, and volleyball units. Each student is expected to be caring, respectful, and responsible to maintain safety in the gym and on the field. Students are also expected to wear tennis shoes for the majority of our activities. P.E. calendars are sent home with each student to remind them when their class has P.E. There are several fun events throughout the school year to supplement the learning in P.E. such as Intramurals, Family Fitness Nights, Turkey Trot, Sport Stacking Tournament, Field Day, and 5th grade vs. Staff softball game in May. I look forward to working with each student and celebrating their accomplishments. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Caran at or by phone at 720-886-8221.

          JumpRope                       Relay                          Runner                         Pushup    


Last Modified on April 29, 2020