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Physical Education

Stacy Thomas

Kidnetics 



We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. ~ George Bernard Shaw

The Physical Education Program is designed to teach students the knowledge and skills needed to engage in physical activity now and for a lifetime. A physically active lifestyle will lead to personal enjoyment and a healthy lifestyle. As a result students will be able to:
*Perform fundamental skills and movement patterns allowing them to participate in physical activity

*Apply movement principles and concepts to learning and developing motor skills

*Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness
 
*Demonstrate a physically active lifestyle

*Demonstrate responsible behaviors in physical activity settings




The Health Program
 
is designed to help students acquire an understanding of health concepts and skills that will assist them in making positive choices that promote personal, family and community health. As a result students will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and behaviors that reduce health risks and enhance the health of self and others

Demonstrate the ability to access, evaluate and use health information, products and services that influence health and well being

Demonstrate appropriate health practices and behaviors to promote a safe community, safe home, safe school and personal safety

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are united. ~Alexander Von Humboldt

Online Resource for Parents
http://www.americanheart.org 
http://www.familyfoodzone.com
http://www.verbparents.com
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic
http://www.ext.vt.edu
http://www.redcross.org


Dole Five A Day Snack Man Challenge 

http://www.dole5aday.com

BAM! Body and Mind 
CDC Web site created to answer questions from students on health issues to make their bodies and minds healthy and strong. 

http://www.bam.gov

Fruit and Vegetables for Me 
http://www.fandvforme.com.au

Kidnetic 
Interactive Web site for ages 9-13 providing healthy eating and active living information for students and parents. 

http://www.kidnetic.com

Kids Health 
Food Guide Pyramid, food labels, eating disorders, and sports nutrition. 

http://www.kidshealth.org/kid

Sunkist Kids 
http://www.sunkist.com/kids

VERB It’s What You Do. 
CDC Web site to encourage ages 9-13 to increase physical activity and have fun. Multi-media. 

http://www.verbnow.com