• K.I.P.E. is the Best!


    Mr. Jim Wright

    Physical Education


    I have been teaching at Knotts Island for 23 years. Old Dominion University is where I earned my bachelors degree in Health Education, Physical Education (PreK - 12thgr), and Driver Education. Teaching and shaping children fuels my passion.  The focal points of our program will be:  respecting self and others, relationship building, and developing lifelong skills that will promote a healthy lifestyle. 



    Interaction is the key. All children benefit from participating in activities with other children. These activities are the building blocks of social, physical, and cognitive development. 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, in addition to, working with others. Whether or not a "top-notch" athlete is developed, is irrelevant. The lessons that are learned through effort, cooperation, and persistance will be the keys to open all the doors of the future. Success for students is to cooperate, participate, and help each other to grow.  The goal is for them to learn and apply these critical skills on their owm. This happens through understanding and acceptance of the differences in personalities.  



    - 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)
    -Take care and work safely with equipment.
    - Follow directions, procedures, & class rules to produce a positive learning environment.
    - Be safe and have fun!   :)



    -  Respect yourself and others.


    -123 Magic = First warning, last warning, timeout.  Parent contact/ principal referral will follow if behavior continues to disrupt the learning environment of students.

    -(Rewards): Superior participation grades and quarterly behavior awards. 



    - 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 routine 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 awarness in relationship to the environment 

    -  lead up games (traditional/non-traditional sports activities)
    - Personal and social responsibility

    -Self-esteem/self-control development 


     (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 50% on skill assessment and 50% on participation grades.