The PE program provides students the opportunity to participate in a variety of physical activities developing motor skills and fitness capacities with the intent of fostering lifelong physical activity. Our curriculum includes knowledge of movement concepts, practice in motor skills and movement patterns, acquisition of game rules and strategies, participation in creative-expressive movement, cooperative initiatives and games, lifetime sports and fitness activities. We are fortunate to live in an environment where hiking, biking, skiing, and snowshoeing are part of the Vermont culture, and it is our intent to provide students opportunities to explore and build confidence in these lifetime activities. Developmental physical fitness activities are an integral daily practice in PE at all grade levels. Grades 4-6 are tested twice a year using the FitnessGram Assessment Program. Students in grade 2-3 are given instruction and practice in skill tests but are not tested
Students are expected to wear properly fitted sneakers with socks and comfortable clothing they can move in for all PE classes. Sandals, heeled shoes, crocs, etc. are not acceptable. This rule is put in place to ensure safety, sufficient cushioning, and stability when running, climbing, playing sports, and other physical activity. Students are also allowed to bring a water bottle with their name on it to ensure everyone is staying hydrated during class.