Caledonia Area Elementary Physical Education Curriculum

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“Of all subjects taught in school, Physical Education is the only subject which, by the very nature of its content has the potential to affect how a person will feel every moment of every day for the rest of his or her life”….Allen Russell

The Caledonia Area Elementary Physical Education Curriculum is defined as education through movement. It focuses on three areas: locomotor movements (e.g., skipping, hopping, jumping), manipulative competencies (e.g., throwing, catching, kicking, striking), and non-manipulative tasks (turning, rolling, balancing). Embedded in each of these areas are rhythms, dance, and educational gymnastics (stunts and tumbling). While the curriculum is skill-oriented and success-based, it is not competitive. One skill builds on another.
The Elementary Physical Education Program is responsible for helping children and youth acquire the knowledge, skills, and self-confidence they need to participate in a wide variety of physical activities during the school years and beyond.

Physical Education is a part of the student’s total educational program. Physical Education contributes, primarily through movement experiences, to the overall growth and development of children. Physical Education is defined as education through movement.

The Caledonia Area School District recognizes that physical education is a vital part of today’s education. It is MORE than
running, calisthenics or sports. It is a total involvement experience that focuses on
fitness and
a total well-being for our students.
It is an essential part every day. At the elementary, students
K-5 enjoy physical education four times a week for 23 minutes.

Contact: Jane A. Meisch