Welcome to 7th grade Physical Education (I haven’t forgotten about you 8th graders)!
I am very excited to get to know each and every one of you. You may be a bit nervous
and excited to start this new experience of Middle school. Lucky for you, Physical
Education is a great place to get to know your classmates and interact with new and
old friends. 7th grade PE is about taking risks, learning new activities and taking
responsibility of your personal fitness while you are growing physically and
We will work together to make Physical Education a safe place for you to use your
mind, body and spirit to accomplish all that you are capable of. Have I mentioned I
am excited to meet you all?
Goals for our class
To meet and exceed all California Physical Education Standards (attached)
For everyone to meet the requirements of the Fitnessgram Test (more info to
To keep a folder of all records, tests, assignments, handouts and journals
For you all to participate in physical activity and great health practices outside
Disc Golf Paddle Tennis
Badminton Track and Field
Physical Fitness/ Yoga Orienteering
Hacky sack/Juggling/Jumprope Health
Outdoor Education/First Aid Multicultural Games
We will do 2-3 fitness activities each week. The reasons we will do these is to
become and stay physically fit (our hearts need exercise!) and to meet the
Fitnessgram requirements. These activities include:
1 mile run/push-ups and sit-ups
2 mile run
20 minute run
*grading will be based on improvement
P.E. Folders will be left at school. Each week, we will work on them during class.
They will contain your personal fitness handout, journal entries, personal goals,
handouts and assignments.
The folders will be graded each week.
P.E. Folder: 5 point rubric (5 points a week)
5 Updated personal fitness record, journal entries, weekly handouts, quizzes
and tests. Neat and orderly!
4 4 of the 5 items listed above
3 3 of the 5 listed above
2 2 of the 5 listed
1 1 of the 5 listed
Albert Einstein P.E. uniform (shirt and shorts) OR plain gray or white shirt and
blue or black shorts (no pockets.)
laced athletic shoes (non-marking soles)
COLD WEATHER: Plain gray, blue or black sweatshirts and sweatpants are
*** P.E. clothes worn over your street clothes are not acceptable. (and very
Personal Behavior: 3 point rubric outlined by students (15 points total per
3 On time, dressed appropriately, participating the entire class period
2 On time, dressed appropriately, chewing gum, participating most of the time
1 Late to class, dressed, not participating the entire time
Social Behavior: 3 point rubric outlined by students (15 points total per week)
3 Work with others, are considerate and respectful towards others
2 Work with others most of the time, are respectful most of the time
1 Disrespectful towards others…
Movement Skill and Knowledge: 3 point rubric dependent on each specific
activity (15 points total per week)
points Frisbee backhand throw
3 Proper finger position, step with same foot, strait arm release
2 2 of the 3 cues
1 1 of the 3 cues
Excused from Class Activity
In general, if a student is well enough to attend school, she is well enough to
participate in Physical Education. However, there will be a couple occasions when a
student’s ability to participate in physical activity may be limited. In order to make
the necessary modifications for that student, a signed, dated note from a parent or
guardian must be brought to class. Notes will be accepted on a day-to-day basis only.
Students that have a long-term medical exemption from all or part of physical activity
must have a note from a physician. (LONG TERM is more that 3 days.) Have the
physician list dates and reason for the exemption. Medical notes must be brought to
Locker Room Guidelines
1. All students are required to have a combination lock. Key locks are not
acceptable. (It is way too easy to lose the key!)
2. Your locker is yours and yours alone. Please do not share lockers or your
combination with anyone.
3. Please do not loan your clothes or shoes to anyone. You may never get them
4. Always check your lock to make sure it is securely locked before you leave the
locker room. The P.E. Department is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. You
may put your backpack in “the cage” during your class period.
5. Please do not bring gum, food or drinks (except water) into the locker room or the
gym. Glass containers are never allowed.
6. For your safety, please do not run in the locker room or the gym. (Just kidding, you
can run in the gym!)
7. Please get permission from a teacher before entering the locker room at anytime
other than during your class period.
How to contact me
School phone: 228-5800 x1620
email: will update