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    Mr. Jim Wright
    Health and P.E.
    ABOUT MR. WRIGHT
    I started teaching at Knotts Island Elementary in 2000.  Old Dominion University is where I studied and earned my bachelors degree in Physical Education. Teaching and shaping children fuel my passion.  Concepts such as:   safety, respect for self & others, and relationship building are the focial points of my program.  I am looking forward to another successful year working with the students, parents, and community of Knotts Island. 
     
    PHILOSOPHY
    Interaction is the key. All children benefit from participating in activities with other children. These activities are the building blocks of the social, physical, and cognitive domains. It is in physical education that "learning through moving" is analyzed, demonstrated, understood, and applied.  A child moves through a progression of basic skills to understand the movement concepts of themselves and working with others. Whether or not a "top-notch" athlete is developed, is irrelevant. The lessons that are learned through effort, cooperation, and a healthy lifestyle will open all doors in the future. The key to success is for the students to cooperate, participate, and help each other to grow.  The goal is for them to learn to do this "independently", without instruction, eventually.  This happens through understanding and acceptance of differences.   This program is designed to develop the whole child:  physically, cognitively, and affectively. -  J.Wright
     
    EXPECTATIONS
    - Always come to class prepared (tennis shoes with rubber sole, shorts under skirts, and no dangling jewelry.)
    - All students are asked to participate and give their best effort, while being open minded to try new things.
    - Treat others the way that you want to be treated.  (golden rule)
    - Follow directions, procedures, & class rule to produce a positive learning environment
    - Have fun!   :)
     
    CLASS RULE
    - Respect yourself and others.
     
    CLASS DISCIPLINE POLICY
    -123 Magic = First warning, last warning, timeout.  Parent contact/Principal referral will follow if behavior continues to disrupt the learning environment of students.
    -(Rewards):  Shout out (positive feedback of student behavior), parent contact, and quarterly behavior awards. 
     
    SKILL THEMES
    - Health education:  Mental/Emotional, Personal/Consumer, Nutrition/Physical Activity, Interpersonal Communication/Relationships, and Drug Education
    - Fitness education: Cardiovascular, flexibility, strength, endurance, and BMI
    - Dance:  line, folk, square, hip hop, and creation
    - Motor skills:  catch, kick, run, jump, leap, dodge, punt, strike, etc.
    - Manipulative skills with objects:  catching, throwing, kicking, striking, dribbling, and volleying
    - Non manipulative skills:  rotation, transferring weight, locomotion variations and balancing
    - Movement concepts of:  body/spatial awareness, pathways, force, and relationship to environment 
    - Small lead up games (traditional/non traditional sport activities)
    - Personal and social responsibility
    -Self esteem/self control development 


    GRADING/ASSESSMENT CODING:
     
     (K-5 grade)  PE content rubric/report card codes will be:  O - outstanding,  S- satisfactory, N- needs improvement, and U- unsatisfactory.  
     
    **Students grades will be based 75% on skill assessment and 25% on participation in activities.               
     
      
     
Last Modified on September 7, 2018