Physical Education at Cushing School
Welcome to the Physical Education Program at Cushing School! Physical Education is scheduled once a week for students K-6. Grades 1-6 are scheduled for 45-minute classes and Kindergarten classes are 30 minutes in length. The primary goals of the Physical Education Program at Cushing are:
- The creation of a variety of challenging, stimulating activities during each lesson throughout the academic year that instills in each child an enjoyment of movement
- The acquisition of the basic skills of sports and fitness with which to be successful in play
- The awareness of the basic concepts of fitness
Special attention is also given to experiences that develop social interaction, cooperation, and sportsmanship. The development of a sense of fair play and cooperation in children and the ability to work in groups and teams, leading to increased cultural understanding, is paramount in the Physical Education Program at Cushing School. Mr. Sawyer’s primary objective is to foster in children a love of physical activity and play that stimulates the children’s desire to participate in physical activities not only during their school years, but also for the rest of their lives.
Physical Education Expectations
- Students will strive towards individual excellence through exploration and challenge.
- Students are expected to RESPECT INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES and RESPECT THE ABILITIES OF OTHERS.
- Students will exhibit good sportsmanship: encouraging one another, being kind and courteous to teammates and opponents.
- Students will recognize that physical activity can provide an opportunity to successfully interact in individual and group activities.
- Students will experience the joy of movement and develop a LOVE for PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.
For Physical Education Class, please keep in mind:
- Students should wear SNEAKERS OR WALKING SHOES to Physical Education class. Appropriate clothing is recommended, for example, shorts, nylon pants, sweat pants, tee shirts, etc.
- Grades: All students will be graded in physical education except for Kindergarten students. The grading system will be using a rubric of 1 through 4 (1 being “not meeting grade level standards” to 4 being “exceeding grade level standards”). All students will be assessed throughout the year on many areas: skills, effort, respectfulness, sportsmanship and striving for excellence. Specifically, students in grades 3-6 will be assessed using written quizzes, written journal entries, observational records and partner observations and students in grades 1 and 2 will be assessed using observational records and partner observations.
- Students are allowed to bring in CD's (Compact Discs) for use in Physical Education class. The CD must be appropriate for school (no inappropriate words or concepts on the CD). If a student does offer a CD that is inappropriate, Mr. Sawyer will not play it during class.
- A strong home-school partnership is key. Mr. Sawyer espouses an open door policy.He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a telephone message at the Cushing School at 781-545-8770 ext. 235.
Cushing’s Physical Education Motto and Rules:HAVE FUN - WORK HARD - LEARN!
- Students are expected to enter the gymnasium quietly, sit down, and be ready for Mr. Sawyer's directions.
- When Mr. Sawyer is talking or a student is asking a question, students are expected to listen. Mr. Sawyer will not talk over students. He will stop and wait for student's full attention.
- During class listen to the whistle or for music.When a whistle is blown or music starts a game/activity, students move according to the rules of the game. When the whistle blows again or music stops, students should stop, look at the teacher, mouths closed, eyes and ears open so instruction can continue,
- Move Under Control. Think safety at all times!
- Keep your hands and feet to yourself!
- The equipment belongs to all of us! Let's take care of it!
Physical Education Consequences to Rules:
- Warning to student.
- TIME-OUT - (Student sits out of activity for designated time).
- No credit for class
- Contact Parent
- Referral to Principal