Mount Olive Physical Education

Put Your Best Foot Forward!

Meet Your P.E. Teachers!

Each month an electronic newsletter will be sent home letting you know about the physical education program at Mount Olive Elementary. Feel free to e-mail any of the teachers if you have any questions or concerns.


Nelson Walker - Walkere4@fultonschools.org


This is my 3rd year at MOE! I received my Undergraduate Degree in Exercise Science and Masters in Physical Education, both from Georgia State University! I also ran Track and Cross Country for the Panthers and continue to do my best to stay physically fit!


Cathy Washington - Washingtonc1@fultonschools.org



Today in Physical Education...

The first few weeks have gone smoothly and the students have become comfortable with the routines and expectations in the gym. We are coming to the conclusion of our Fitness Unit where students learned about cardiovascular health, the importance of exercising everyday, and simple workouts they can bring home and do with family and friends!


We look forward to moving into our Chasing, Fleeing, and Dodging Unit soon!


As with every year, all lessons strive to be developmentally and instructionally appropriate for each child. Students refine motor skills, while developing interests and healthy habits. Through success-centered activities, all children have the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential – physically, socially, and intellectually.



STANDARDS / GRADING

Students will be assessed in a variety of ways in physical education. Your child will have a written tests (cognitive assessment), skills tests (psychomotor assessment), and gameplay (affective/psychomotor). All assessments are created according to the Georgia Perfomance Standards in P.E.




Georgia Performance Standards in Physical Education

Mount Olive Physical Education lessons are based on the GPS. These standards can be found in the link below.



National Standards in Physical Education:


  1. Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of activities.
  2. Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activity.
  3. Participates regularly in physical activity.
  4. Achieves and maintains a health enhancing level of physical fitness.
  5. Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
  6. Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.



Did you know that the state of Georgia passed House Bill 229 – the SHAPE ACT. This new law states : Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, each local school system shall conduct an annual fitness assessment program, as approved and funded by the State Board of Education, one time each school year for students in grades one through 12, to be conducted only during a physical education course that is taught by a certificated physical education teacher in which a student is enrolled.


Currently we are practicing / pre-testing students on the different FITNESSGRAM Tests. The final test will take place towards the end of the school year and it is our goal for all students to within their own healthy fitness range! That being said, while we do our part here at MOE, the more "Homework" that can be done at home will only improve scores!


FITNESSGRAM TESTS:


  • Height / Weight
  • Pacer (Running/Endurance)
  • Push Ups
  • Curl Ups
  • Sit & Reach


Throughout the year, MOE students will be sent home with a multitude of fun games and exercise all equipped to improve test scores and their overall health as well as the overall health of friends and family! Ask them about it!



What to look forward to this year in P.E. at MOE!