September 28, 2016
8th Grade — PE

The K–8 physical education program at Prospect Sierra is built around the premise that all students benefit from experiences that develop their physical and emotional health. Our guiding philosophy is “Fitness for Life,” and our program is designed to provide students with a strong knowledge base and foster an appreciation of movement and exercise.

Social-Emotional Development

  • Able to work cooperatively with partner/small group to complete assigned task
  • Shows appreciation for benefits of cooperation, caring, and sharing
  • Understands personal responsibility on a team
  • Demonstrates awareness of class safety protocols
  • Able to focus and stay on task
  • Development of internal motivations toward physical activities
  • Self reflection

Physical Development

  • Cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility
  • Throwing, catching, kicking, punting, volleying, dribbling, and striking
  • Endurance, agility, calisthenics, fitness
  • Multi-cultural games
  • Skill and concept based games
  • Circus
  • Rhythm and movement
  • Outdoor education

Cognitive Development

  • Fitness components
  • Goal setting
  • Game concepts and skills
  • Use heart rate monitors
  • Fitness logs
  • Nutrition education
  • Peer evaluations
  • Assessments