What is Physical Education? In P.E. we connect the mind and the body. Research has shown us time and time again that the brain learns better when learning is connected with movement. Think about how we walk around a room or tap a pencil or some other movement when we are in deep thought or trying to make an important decision, we are connecting thought and movement. Each day we challenge the kids to solve problems, work as a team, increase their fitness levels, and learn through physical exploration. Skills that will be needed in any career path they choose in life!
Helping students to go from this...
(Thanks Mr. Boland!)
Click on the photo above to see Physical Education in action!
What are we doing now?
Currently we are finishing our soccer unit. Next week we will begin fitness testing. Each week we have Fitness With a Friend day. We are walking to various "destinations" by tracking our mileage on the field and attempting to reach a secret destination around St. Louis and in Missouri. To date, we have walked over 60 miles. So far we have traveled to: