Course Expectations/Grading Policy/Classroom Rules

Mr. Kile

 Health, Safety, and Physical Education

2019-2020 Grading Policy

Students in grades K-6 earn quarterly scores based on the following four criteria:

1. Skills Tests = 25% of quarterly grade

          Skills tests include proper execution of specific motions as dictated by the Pennsylvania State Standards for Health, Safety, and Physical Education and as described and demonstrated by the teacher. All students, regardless of physical ability, have equal chance of scoring in the highest proficiency ratings.

The teacher executes assessments in one of the following ways:

          a. Skill component checklist

          b. Observation of individual student performance

This is a SAMPLE of a skill/observation sheet for a grade 6 volleyball unit:

Serve

Was Correct Foot Forward?

yes

no

Serve

Did Ball Go Over The Net?

yes

no

Bump

Did Student Contact Ball With Forearms?

yes

no

Bump

Did Student Direct Ball Towards Teammate?

yes

no

Overhead Volley

Did Student Use Fingertips to Push Ball?

yes

no


2. Written, Oral Examinations, and Collins Types 2 and 3 = 25% of quarterly grade

          Written and/or Informal Oral Examinations assess learning and assure progression throughout the curriculum. Written examination formats include multiple choice, true/false, and essay. Informal oral examinations are based upon informal prompts/questions posed by the teacher.

3. Daily Activity Participation in Aerobic Cardiovascular Fitness, Calisthenics, Agility, Balance, Coordination, Speed, Anaerobic Exercise, etc.= 25% of quarterly grade (0-10 points possible during each class)

4. Preparation in terms of proper attire (not on Fridays) = 25% of quarterly grade

          Students earn participation and preparation grades according to the following rubric.

0-50% proficiency

51-75% proficiency

76-99% proficiency

100% proficiency

Student never tries to participate in any activities

Student occasionally participates in activities

Student almost always participates in activities

Student never misses participation

Student never comes prepared for class with proper clothing for physical activity

Student comes to class with proper clothing for physical activity 10% or less of the time

Student comes to class with proper clothing for physical activity more than 10% of the time but less than 100% of the time

Student comes to each class with proper clothing for physical activity

Student consistently earns below 3 out of 10 for daily class credit

Student mostly earns between 4 and 6 out of 10 for daily class  credit

Student mostly earns between 7 and 9 out of 10 for daily class credit

Student always earns 10 out of 10 for daily class credit

Student always breaks classroom and activity safety rules

Student occasionally breaks classroom and activity safety rules

Student consistently follows classroom and activity safety rules

Student not only consistently follows classroom and activity safety rules, she/he also voluntarily helps others who are struggling

Mr. Kile

Health, Safety, and Physical Education

This class is not recess time and the purpose of you coming here is not to expend extra energy. On the contrary, physical activity often stimulates the production of catecholamines through the nervous system and adrenal glands which we will learn more about during our year together. I cannot change your fitness level meeting you one class per week, but I will give you the tools to help you choose a health-filled life. You will experience cardiovascular activity at the beginning of each class for a minimum of 10 minutes. Additionally, you will practice improving several other components of sport and health-related physical fitness at the beginning of each class including some of these parts of physical fitness: agility, balance, coordination, reaction time, speed, muscular strength and muscular endurance. All lessons reflect the Pennsylvania State Standards for Health, Safety, and Physical Education as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Education's SAS/Common Core Standards. Lesson plans include the benchmark code along with other important documentation and may be found by clicking on the specific activities listed each day on our calendar in the left column of our class web page. 
You may reach me any time at
russ.kile@csdcomets.org or at Rice Elementary School (570) 868-3161.

Classroom Rules

1. Treat yourself and others with respect.

2. Always be where you are supposed to be.

3. Give your best effort.

4. Follow the school code of conduct.

5. One person speaks or makes sound at a time except during games.

6. Listen to the teacher.

7. Do not touch anyone or anything unless told to do so by the teacher.

8. Come to each class ready to learn.

This course will expose each student to inherent risks associated with participation in physical activity.

Even activities as mundane as our daily aerobic walks pose a fundamental risk while groups of students move simultaneously within a confined space.

I strive to reduce threats as much as possible by presenting low-risk activities as well as by taking every practical safety precaution possible. I also make adaptations to provide the least restrictive and safe environment for each student including those with special needs. The historically low rate of related injuries is a strong indicator of the effectiveness of these strategies.