Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!
I'm excited for this year as the Health & Physical Education teacher for students in first through third grades. This year will bring new changes as we welcome the fourth and fifth grade classes as well, with Mr. Rich Brattelli teaching those grades. We will be working together to provide a cohesive program to meet all of the needs of our students. We're looking forward to what this year will bring!
This school year I have organized my lessons into themes. These themes will focus on a variety of activities with the purpose of helping the students acquire skills. These skills will give them a foundation to build on as they grow and develop interests in various physical activities on a recreational and school level. My hope is for all of my students to find activities which they enjoy to live healthy, active lives. The main themes for the year include:
- Fitness and nutrition
- Cooperation – learning to work in pairs and in groups
- Movement education – locomotor and non-locomotor, chasing and fleeing, scooters, and more
- Hand/Eye coordination – throwing and catching, juggling, and more
- Various sports with an emphasis on skill acquisition and teamwork
In order for students to get the most from my classes they need to come to school dressed appropriately for P.E. I have sent home a reference card for each student to help remind them of the day they have P.E. and what things they should and should not wear. It is important that students are wearing sneakers and comfortable clothing that fit well for a variety of exercises. If students are not dressed properly they may be given an alternate activity such as walking laps during class. This is not meant as punishment but rather as a way to provide some level of exercise that is appropriate for their attire. This information is also located on my website which can be accessed through Glassboro’s School District site.
At the end of each class, I will be awarding two “Most Valuable Players” (MVPs). I am looking for students who are prepared, have great attitudes, and are willing to help others. From these students I will be selecting an “Athlete of the Month” for each grade. Those students will be recognized by the principal each month.
If at any time you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to working with your children this year and can’t wait to see what the year holds.
(P) 856-652-2700 x8119
Questions/Comments? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great school year!