Hello!My name is Dustan Arlt. I will be your son or daughter's physical education teacher this year. I will be teaching elementary PE again this year in the afternoons along with teaching JH and HS PE/Health & Fitness classes in the mornings. This is my fourth year teaching Physical Education and Health & Fitness classes in the LindSchool District and third teaching at the elementary level.I am very excited to teach elementary PE again this year and have a variety of information, skills, games, and units planned for my the elementary classes. I will help them understand why physical activity is important, what they can do to be healthy and fit, and teach them healthy concepts, movements, skills, and activities that will help them enjoy being physically active throughout the lives. Their PE program will allow them to develop the physical competence that leads to confidence and participation in physical activity for a lifetime. My goal is to help children find a variety of ways to enjoy being physically active so that they will be able to get all of the physical, emotional, intellectual and social benefits that come to someone who is physically active.
At Lind Elementary, your child will have physical education for 20 minutes each session.A wide variety of units will be taught to understand different areas of movement, physical activity, skills, games, and sports involved in Physical Education. Example units and areas that skills and games will be learned are: frisbee, football, soccer, tag games, pin games, volleyball, basketball, jump rope, badminton, floor hockey, pillo polo, team handball & speedball, fitness relays, obstacle courses, scooter games, and softball as well as other activities/games. The program has been designed to focus on three major areas that are contribute to one's physical health and well being.
*Movement concepts. The program emphasizes the variety of ways we travel (e.g. running, skipping, hopping), changes of directions and speeds, and different ways to balance, jump, and land. Warm-up exercises and movements will be done at the beginning of all classes. *Skill themes. Basic motor skills such as throwing, kicking, volleying, and striking with a racket are taught at all grade levels. The children are taught how to use these fundamental skills in games and sports, and various forms of rhythmical and dynamic movements. *Health & Fitness concepts are also taught throughout the program. These concepts and facts will be discussed occasionally in all classes as an opener before beginning activities.I have learned that 20 minutes is not nearly enough time to teach as much as I would like to daily.I would like to incorporate these concepts daily, but there is not enough time for that to happen and these will be discussed when possible.
As a teacher, I recognize that children are at different developmental levels, with a variety of needs and interests. For this reason in every class I attempt to provide all of the children with teaming experiences that are both beneficial and enjoyable. Each lesson/activity is also adjusted to take into account the wide range of skill and fitness levels that characterizes children in elementary school.
If you have any questions, concerns, comments, or just want to discuss how your child is doing in my classes feel free to contact me at the school. Thank you!
Physical/Health & FitnessEducationTeacher LindSchool District 677-3408- HS, 677-3481- GS firstname.lastname@example.org
PHYSICAL EDUCATION INFORMATION MEDICAL INFORMATION SHEET
Dear Parent and/or Guardian,
Did you know that physical education is one of the most important subjects your child can learn in school? By gaining early success in the basic physical skills and concepts, your child will feel better about their ability to participate in recreational activities; be more successful if they choose to compete in youth sports leagues; and find it easier to accept themselves and be accepted by their peers as they move through their school and adult years. Their success in physical education impacts their success in school!
In addition, learning basic movement skills and knowledge in physical education helps your child feel good about moving, which in turn encourages them to be active and healthy. And from our country’s Surgeon General, we know that physical inactivity is one of the leading causes of heart disease in our country. So you see, good physical education can make a difference!
Exercises and skills learned will be put into the contexts of appropriate games and activities. They are sequenced with your child’s abilities in mind, with the end result to help your child learn and be successful in these situations.
Also, please be aware of the following guidelines for physical education:
1. If your child needs to be excused from physical education activities, please write a note to me and have your child bring it to me either at the beginning of the day or when PE class begins.
2. If a doctor limits physical education participation in part, please ask them to be specific as to the amount of activity or what your child can/cannot do, as well as when they are able to again fully participate in class.
3. For your child's safety as well as the liability involved, your child will not be allowed to participate in many activities/games without proper footwear in physical education. Proper footwear includes tennis-type/sneaker shoes--those with a flat bottom (no heel) and the foot fully covered. Sandals, dress shoes, boot-like shoes etc. are not appropriate types of footwear for physical education class, and for many activities your child will not be able to participate in that day's activities if these type of shoes are worn. One way to always have your child be prepared for class is, if they have an extra pair of sneakers, is to keep them in their backpack in their classroom during the day.If proper shoes are worn to school, they are fine to wear in PE class.
Also, so that I may best help your child, please fill out the form below if your child has any medical or other condition which may affect their participation in physical education. Please have your child return this to me as soon as you can. Thanks for all your help, and I look forward to helping your child learn this year.