Westwood's PE classes consist of the following:
A Daily Warm Up. This is how our classes get started for activities for the day. Our warm ups involve exercises targeted to hit the main muscle groups and include things like: push ups, squats, jogging, jumping jacks, lunges, planks, crunches.
*Exercises can be modified to fit student needs and abilities.
Daily Activity. We teach a wide array of activities for students to learn and participate in. Some of these units are: Soccer, Team Handball, Volleyball, Disc Golf, Basketball, Archery, Shuffle Board, Bowling, Hockey, Pickle Ball, Badminton, Ping Pong. Our goal is to introduce and teach students skills and activities that they can enjoy for a lifetime.
Fitness: Our class is fitness based, meaning we strive and design lessons for kids to get at least 30 minutes of heart pumping activity in! Our daily warm up incorporates activities that will help our students become stronger, more confident individuals.
Terms and Content: In PE, students will also be learning new terms and content relating to Health and Fitness. Some of these concepts/terms are: how to find/take your heart rate, calculating target heart rate, F.I.T.T principle, aerobic/anaerobic, creating a fitness plan, the five components of fitness, how to read a food label.
Fitness Testing: Fitness Testing at Westwood is goal based, meaning that every student is aiming to achieve their own personal goal. Students are not graded on their performance, they are graded on participation. Our fitness tests relate to the Five Fitness Components (Cardiorespiratory Endurance, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, Flexibility, and *Body Composition *not tested).
Students will create goals for the following: Push Up, Curl Up, Pacer, Trunk Lift, 1/2 Mile Run, and Mile Run.
Make Someone's Day: Our goal in PE is to encourage and inspire others through our words and our actions. We use the saying "make someone's day" at Westwood. We have great students and staff supporting each other, and our goal for PE class is to make it a safe, welcoming environment, where students feel confident to try new things.
"The best project you'll ever work on is you."