Physical Education

Mrs. Engel, K, 1st and 2nd Grades, Ext. 8023, Email Me
 K,  Ext. 9020
Mr. Chris Imes, Email Me
Benson Primary School

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Mission Statement
The Physical Education curriculum is designed to educate the whole child through physical movement.

Grading Procedures
M-Mastery of concepts taught
P-Progression of concepts taught
N-Needs Improvement of concepts taught

Grades 1-2
3-More than acceptable rate
2-Acceptable rate
1-Less than acceptable rate
No Mark- Acceptable
-Needs Improvement

Physical Education grades are given the 2nd and 4th grading periods.
Doctors Excuses – Students need a Doctors excuse to be excused from PE class.

Physical Education Overview


The interest in Soccer in the United States is growing. Opportunities for learning the game and competing are being made available to children of elementary school age in leagues and clubs not connected with schools.

Some of the skills we cover at school are: inside of foot kick, trapping, dribbling, passing, ball control and simple rules of the game. The students participate in lead-up soccer games.

Basketball Lead‑up skills

This will be an instructional program for all students. The fundamentals will be stressed with emphasis on developmental and lead‑up games. Some skills we cover at school are bounce pass, chest pass, catching the ball, dribbling, shooting, and simple rules of the game.

Rhythm and Dance

Students learn new and recognizable dances alone and with partners.

Ball Skills

The K‑2 level at this time are working on throwing and catching skills using various sizes and kinds of balls.


The objective of physical fitness is to provide students with opportunities to learn fitness concepts while participating in enjoyable activities that enhance fitness levels.

Physical fitness is completed 2 times a year in the fall and in the spring. The activities included are:

The Pacer: To run as long as possible back and forth across a 20 meter space at a specified pace with gets faster each minute.

Curl‑up: To complete as many curl‑ups as possible to a maximum of 75 at a specified pace.

Trunk Lift: To lift the upper body off the floor using the muscles of the back and hold the position to allow for measurement.

Back‑Saver Sit and Reach: To be able to reach the specified distance on the right and left sides of the body.

Cooperative Activities

Students will do a variety of activities that stresses teamwork and cooperation.

Jump Rope

Students work with long and short ropes and how to twirl. Students will participate in the Jump Rope for Heart.


Parachute helps in the development of upper body strength as well as improving team work.


Students are exposed to scarf juggling, hula hoop activities, scooters, Frisbees, and scoops.