Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Physical Education is a part of the total education process. It provides opportunities for the physical, emotional, mental, and social growth of each child. The curriculum focuses upon individual, small group, and large group activities involving varied skills and social interaction. Effort, cooperation, and sportsmanship are all primary objectives of the physical education curriculum.

Some of the various units that students engage in throughout the school year are: fitness, soccer, team handball, ball skills, project adventure, cooperative games, Newcomb volleyball, jump rope, square dance and line dance, and gymnastics, basketball, and track and field games.

Students learn various skills through repetition, routine, self-exploration, peer assessment, guided discovery, and problem solving. Concepts of sportsmanship & character are infused into all lesson.