P.E. at Dry Creek
Dry Creek's Physical Education Program supports the physical, intellectual, and social-emotional development of students. The goal of the Dry Creek's Physical Education program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to value and apply physical activity and its benefits for a lifetime. Through active participation in movement and sport, students will foster an appreciation for personal fitness and other social skills vital to becoming healthy, productive members of the community. Each lesson is carefully planned to maximize the amount of time students are engaged in moderate to vigorous physical activity. Students will participate in a variety of skill based units that can then be applied to multiple sports and activities.
Each class (K-5) has PE once a week. In kindergarten, students are introduced to the basic fundamental skills through exploration and discovery. Students will be learning basic movement patterns that include loco-motor movements, spatial awareness, balance, and rhythm and dance. In first and second grade, students start learning and understanding the beginning aspects of basic skills that are developed through modified games and activities. The focus is on learning, understanding and implementing the major aspects of each skill as movement exercises and motor skills become more complex.
In grades 3, 4 and 5, students combine the basic fundamental skills and incorporate them into sport skills. Students demonstrate knowledge of the key aaspects of each skill and comprehend basic game rules through modified games.
All students experience competitive situations and are encouraged to demonstrate cooperation, sportsmanship, and fair play. Our emphasis is on having fun and being part of a team, rather than placing emphasis on winning and losing.
Gym Classes: Please have students wear tennis shoes on the days they have their PE classes. Students will be given 2 warnings and then a notice will be sent home for parents to sign after the third time when improper shoes are worn. Students with improper shoes will not be able to participate in certain activities for their own safety, as well as for the safety of others in class. Please do not wear sandals, Crocs, clogs, roller tennis shoes, boots, or open-ended tennis shoes.
Check your child’s class schedule to find out the day they have PE. If your child cannot participate in class for the day, please send a note so they may be excused from activities.