Dress for each class
Dress out and in on time
Label your clothes
Get plenty of sleep
Exercise outside school
The Physical Education curriculum has been designed for use by member schools of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Discussion and planning for this curriculum involved many representatives from the member schools. The level groups for work on the curriculum were PK-2, 3-5, and 6-8.
In addition to the identification of a physical education philosophy, goals, and standards, the study of physical education has been divided into essential understandings at each grade level. These are:
- individual physical health
- emotional and cognitive development
- safe use of equipment
The standards identified for each grade level represent an age-appropriate understanding of concepts.
Philosophy of Physical Education
Physical Education instruction in the Archdiocese of Atlanta cultivates a learning environment which is consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church. It provides a foundation for the development of age-appropriate movement skills, life skills, and cooperation in a positive environment. With a focus on respect for the body, physical education instruction promotes lifelong physical activity and wellness.
To appreciate the importance and benefits from involvement in physical activities.
To grow in the ability to function as a contributing member of society.
To develop a positive attitude toward competition and sportsmanship.
To apply the knowledge of rules and basic strategies to a variety of activities.
To provide opportunities for social, emotional, and cognitive development.
To become comfortable with one’s own ability level as growth and development occur.
To apply health and safety standards as related to equipment, self, and other.