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.