Welcome to Physical Education with Mrs. Abbey!
Mrs. Abbey graduated from Castleton University in Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education.
Phone: 603-623-3155 ext. 137
Physical education is an organized instructional period for physical development and coordination for all students from preschool through eighth grade. We begin each class by reviewing our agenda, which lists our warm-up activity, the skills of the day, and a game. Our Physical Education curriculum follows the N. H. S.H.A.P.E America Standards. The curriculum includes hand-eye coordination, large body movement, body awareness, spatial awareness, fitness training, and social skills. Children are taught sportsmanship, being a team player, and the value of physical activity for their health.
Students should come prepared for Physical Education by wearing their proper Phys. Ed. uniform, a pair of sneakers, and by bringing a water bottle!
This Month in Physical Education
Throughout the month of March we will be celebrating National Nutrition Month! Students will learn about food groups through MyPlate.
Grades 5-8 will learn how to read nutrition labels and healthy swaps for "sometimes foods"
Grades 2-4 will learn how to incorporate all five food groups into a meal.
Pre-K, Kindergarten & 1st grade will be able identify foods and which food groups they belong to.
Grades 4+ are also able to participate in filling out an NCAA March Madness bracket for a chance to win a prize after the tournament!
Students in Kindergarten-2nd grade are encouraged to learn how to tie their shoes! As a general rule of thumb if a student cannot tie their own shoes, we ask that they wear sneakers without laces until they are able to tie on their own. To encourage students to learn to tie their shoes we have started The Shoe Shoe Train! Once students can demonstrate that they are able to tie their shoes they are able to sign their name on The Shoe Shoe Train in the Gymnasium!
Below is a short presentation with different ways to tie shoes. Different methods will work better for different students which is why I encourage you to help your child find the one that works best for them!