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Syllabus

Physical Education

Campbell County Middle School

2015—2016

 

Instructor: Mr. Cody Strouse                         Email: cody.strouse@campbell.kyschools.us                            

Phone: 859.635.6077 ext. 333                        Time of Plan Period: 1:29—2:15

Grade level: 6th, 7th, 8th

 

Description: This course is designed to introduce and teach both individual and cooperative group sports and recreational games, while placing an emphasis on the development of skills, teamwork, sportsmanship and tactical understanding.  Students will learn and practice the basic skills and rules involved in a variety of sports and games before applying them in a game-like setting.  Students will also solve problems and make responsible decisions as they work together in a group setting.  The main objective of this course is to encourage students to exhibit a physically active lifestyle in and outside of the school environment by gaining confidence in their skills, abilities, and knowledge of sports and recreational games.  Teamwork, good sportsmanship, and cooperative skills are vital to being successful in Physical Education.

 

Course Standards:

Students will:

-Develop responsible personal and social behaviors by demonstrating decision-making skills, conflict-resolution skills, and appropriate etiquette and respect for others.

-Develop and improve competency of movement. 

-Engage in a variety of modified group sports and recreational games.

-Apply the combination of skills and the understanding of rules and strategies to play cooperative sport/games with peers.

 -Acquire the understanding of the importance of physical activity and its impact on health.

-Apply social skills such as good sportsmanship, teamwork, positive attitude, cooperative play, and peer encouragement.

- Use feedback to initiate and maintain practice to improve skill performance.

 

Materials:

- Athletic clothes—t-shirt with athletic shorts or pants (school dress code applies)

- Tennis shoes and socks

- Combination lock—students will share a locker with 1 classmate

- Deodorant

 

Grading:

Students will receive a daily grade based on 4 criteria; Sportsmanship, Cooperation skills, Teamwork, and Conflict Resolution. It is important that students come to class prepared to learn and perform as this will weigh heavily on their grade.  Throughout this course students will be assessed on skill practice/development, cooperation/teamwork skills and fundamentals of sports and recreational games through observation and written tests.

The following grade scale is used to convert percentage grades to letter grades:

A+ 99% or higher                 C 76% - 81%

A 95% - 98%                        C- 73% - 75%

A- 93% - 94%                       D+ 70% - 72%

B+ 90% - 92%                      D 67% - 69%

B 87% - 89%                        D- 65% - 66%

B- 85% - 86%                       F 64% or lower

C+ 82% - 84%

If a student has completed all homework assignments during the unit and has successfully completed the additional, assigned learning tasks in the identified areas of weakness, he/she may retake an assessment over those specific learning targets not yet mastered.

No bonus points or extra credit assignments will be offered or included in the grade.  If the student fails to complete and submit assignments as required and to teacher/school expectations, consequences such as teacher detention, teacher docs, etc. will be issued.

 

Participation & Attendance:

Participation and attendance are major components of Physical Education class.This is what this class is all about. Be ready, to be active! Daily participation is required and expected in order to be successful.  

 

General Outline (subject to change):

Physical Education class is designed to promote physical activity in and outside of school by introducing students to a variety of lifelong sports and games. Students are required to dress out each day in appropriate attire which will allow them to perform at their highest capacity. Each class will begin with a warm-up activity that includes dynamic stretches. The main portion of the class will involve students learning about the rules/skills, practicing the skills, and working through the strategies involved in sports and games. At the beginning of each unit students will have significant practice time to develop competency in the motor skills involved before applying them to competitive small group games. During this class students should expect to participate in the following:

6th: Hantis/Fourtis, Badminton, Hockey, Ultimate Frisbee, Dodge ball, Capture the Flag, and Basketball

7th: Tennis, Softball, Soccer, Badminton, Basketball, Dodge ball, Capture the Flag, and Hantis/Fourtis

8th: Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Speedball, Dodge ball, Capture the Flag, and Hantis/Fourtis

 

 

Gym Rules

 

1. Follow all school rules

2. Respect yourself, the teacher, and your peers

3. Be prepared for class (dressed out and on time)

4. Follow “freeze” command when directed to do so.

5. Give your best effort!

 

Mandatory Dressing Out

3rd class not dressed out is a Teacher Documentation!!

 

Appropriate:

- Athletic Shorts (appropriate length)

- Sweatpants/Athletic Pants

- Tied Athletic Shoes with Socks

- T-Shirt, Long Sleeved Shirt

 

Inappropriate:

- Jeans, Khakis, Cargo Pants/Shorts

- Boots, Sperrys

- Sleeveless Shirt

- Hanging or Hoop Earrings 

 

Pet Peeves

- No food/drink in the gym. Including Gum! Will be thrown away.

- MD notes are the only excused reason for non-participation.

- Stay out of bleachers, unless told to. Stay in first 2 rows.

- Don’t touch the curtain or equipment that is out and ready for class.