PHYSICAL EDUCATION 101:
MOVE, MOVE, MOVE AND KEEP ON MOVING
Hello all! My name is Andy Lancaster. I have the distinct pleasure of being your child’s Physical Education teacher at Green Mountain Elementary School.
This is a letter to inform you of all the important information about the physical education program. First, your child will see me alternating weeks. On the off week, students will attend music with Mr. Dahl.
Your child is required to wear tennis shoes with a closed toe and heal in the gym; no sandals, slippers, etc. It is helpful if students wear pants or shorts without baggie or loose components. This will ensure their safety. Students are encouraged to bring water or a fitness drink with them to the gym. They will be given an adequate amount of time to drink during each gym session.
If your child is injured in any way and needs to be excused from Physical Education they need a note from a guardian stating the issue and how long it will affect their participation in physical education. If the injury is going to necessitate the need for missing several sessions of physical education a physician’s note will be required. Students are expected to participate in all activities as stated in Mr. Lancaster’s Class Expectations.
P.E. expectations are as follows:
1. Listen to directions. (Know Mr. Lancaster’s signals)
2. Safety around others and equipment.
3. Try everything.
4. Cooperate. Practice friendship.
5. Fitness is your goal.
Motivation and goal-setting are essential components of your child’s P.E. We focus on learning and modeling several quotes, the most important being:
“IF YOU DID YOUR BEST, YOU WON!”
Classroom discipline procedures:
Step 1: Students are taught classroom “expectations.”
Step 2: Warnings/timeouts are given if necessary using the “pulled card” chart.
Step 3: If behavior is chronic or more severe, the following methods may be used to correct it: Parent contact via “Think Sheet” and “Behavior Report.”
** In all of the above steps, responsibility for behavior and positive change is to be taken by the student with guidance from the teacher and parents.
** Office referrals will be used only when necessary.
I look forward to meeting with you in person or on the phone (#662-8711). Here is to a great year!