The Marin Primary & Middle School physical education curriculum provides a variety of age appropriate activities that encourage physical fitness, teamwork, and fun. Students in junior kindergarten through eighth grade participate in physical education classes four times a week. Classes are 45 minutes in length.
Students work to strengthen core muscles, improve bilateral integration, develop body awareness, improve tracking skills, and solidify hand, foot and eye coordination. These concepts are reinforced and integrated through a partnership with the classroom teachers and core curriculum. The goal is to develop a life-long love of physical activity and to ensure students have the physical skills to be successful in the classroom.
The Middle School physical education program entails learning the rules and structures of many team sports, and participating in cooperative activities and games. The program integrates the social-emotional curriculum, building leadership skills, respect, and cooperation. These concepts are reinforced through a partnership with the classroom and specialist teachers.
Goals and Objectives:
- Learn rules and strategies of various games and sports
- Demonstrate leadership, cooperation, and teamwork skills
- Participate in the President’s Physical Fitness Challenge
- Increase self-esteem and social skills
- Learn the benefits of making a lifetime commitment to fitness
- Complete multiple mile runs and keep track of personal improvement during the year