• PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
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    Grade 6 to 8 Curriculum Overview

    In Physical Education, a safe environment is the priority at all three grade levels. The students are taught how to understand and manage their personal and community athletic opportunities. Each level has specific units and progressions. Units incorporate the NYS Physical Education Learning Standards. 

    Physical Education Grade 6:

    Each unit begins with basic skill progression. Lead-up activities are designed to promote practice with modified competition. Team sports, individual sports, games, fitness activities, rhythm and dance are included. Cooperative games/activities are designed to encourage mutual respect within a group.  Physical Fitness Testing units are included in the Fall and in the Spring and students participate in daily fitness routines as a warm up throughout the entire year. The students are graded on preparation for class, effort, skill tests, and being respectful and courteous of peers and teacher. Classes meet every other day for the entire school year.

    Physical Education Grade 7:

    While primary skill progression in team sports is still followed in the seventh grade, strategies and game competition are added to the activities. Playing the game properly is emphasized over winning. Physical Fitness Testing units are included in the Fall and in the Spring and students participate in daily fitness routines as a warm up throughout the entire year. Additional cooperative games are chosen to develop problem-solving strategies, as well as mutual respect within the group. Rhythm and Dance is also used to teach students to follow directions, work together and cooperate in a group.  Grading follows the same format as in the sixth grade. Classes meet every other day for the entire school year.

    Physical Education Grade 8:

    The eighth grade curriculum continues the skill progression, strategies and game competition introduced in the seventh grade. Eighth graders are given some choices during the course of the year, as students are permitted to select units they would like to do. Physical Fitness Testing units are included in the Fall and in the Spring and students participate in daily fitness routines as a warm up. Cooperative games are chosen to develop problem-solving strategies, trust and group dynamics, as well as mutual respect within the group. Rhythm and Dance is also used to teach students how to follow directions, work together and cooperate in a group.  Grading follows the same format as in the sixth and seventh grades. Classes meet every other day for the entire school year.