Physical Education

Physical Education

Arlene Mikolajczuk

 

            The Physical Education curriculum used at Conway Grammar School is based on Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children authored by Robert P. Pangrazi. His work is based on the National Standards for Physical Education developed by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. This Curriculum is a comprehensive movement program integrating health and wellness; developmentally age appropriate; teaches skill mechanics progressively through the grades; concentrates on keeping our children active and on maintaining physical fitness; emphasizes enjoyment of activity to keep our children lifetime participants; and develops social skills. Daily lesson plans consist of four components and I have added a 5th part; Cool Down, for our Conway students. The class begins with Introductory Activity, a quick, fun activity that physiologically prepares children for movement on entering the gymnasium or playing field. Fitness Activity is a block of time devoted to exercising all parts of the body interspersed with aerobic benefits. The Lesson Focus Activity is to teach toward major program standards and objectives. Game Activity is next and can be used to practice skills emphasized in the Lesson Focus or it can be unrelated but used to leave children with an enjoyable experience. I have added a Cool Down component as a brief time to recover physically and reflect or measure output or behavior and to assist transition out of the gymnasium or playing field and back to the classroom. This program is not only designed for high activity, whole person involvement and social interaction; it also allows time in the weekly schedule for practice which is beneficial to children.

CONWAY GRAMMAR SCHOOL | 24 Fournier Road | Conway, MA 01341
Phone: 413-369-4239
conwaygrammar@frsu38.org