Physical Education and Activity


PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND ACTIVITY
     

    Physical education is a planned, sequential pre-k -12 curriculum program that follows national standards in providing developmentally appropriate, cognitive content and learning experiences in a variety of physical activity areas such as basic movement skills; physical fitness; rhythm and dance; cooperative games; team, dual, and individual sports; tumbling and gymnastics; and aquatics. Quality physical education promotes, through a variety of planned individual and cooperative physical activities and fitness assessments, each student's optimum physical, mental, emotional and social development; and provides fitness activities and sports that all students, including students with special needs, can enjoy and pursue throughout their lives. Qualified professionals such as physical education teachers and physical activity specialists provide physical education and related fitness activities.

 

More Information:

  • BAM! Body and Mind –  A fun, fully interactive site from the CDC covering diseases, food, physical activity, safety and wellness.
  • Kidnetic -- Kidnetic.com tells you cool stuff about how your body works, how eating right helps you play better and feel good and how staying active is lots of fun! It also contains resources for parents and educators.
  • Games Kids Play - This site lists fun indoor and outdoor games as well as an international area with games played by kids in other countries.
  • PE Central - This site contains creative physical education and activity lesson plans sorted by grade level. Some examples are: Skunk Tag, Macarena Push-ups, Harry Potter Field Day and Quidditch, Hot Potato Tag and more.
  • We Can!We Can! stands for Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition. Thisis a national education program designed for parents and caregivers to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight.
  • Music City Moves! - Music City Moves! is a community partnership committed to building an active, healthy community for everyone.
  • Pace Trek - P.A.C.E. is an acronym for Promoting Active Children Everywhere. This site features the P.A.C.E. Trek 2008, a free fitness and education challenge for teams of children across the globe. These teams will "virtually" race former 5th grade teacher and endurance runner, Paul Staso, 620 miles across Montana.
  • Special Olympics Tennessee  Special Olympics Tennessee provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
  • WalkingWorks for Schools - BlueCross WalkingWorks for Schools asks participants to walk at least five minutes each school day for a period of 12 weeks each semester. Many of our Tennessee schools have participated and are recognized on the site. Way to go Tennessee! 



Dawn Callas, Coordinator of School Health Services -- dawn.callas@rcstn.net -- (615) 384-0152 (voice) -- (615) 384-0132 (fax)     

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