Physical Education

      Physical education plays a critical role in educating the whole student. Research supports the importance of movement in educating both mind and body. Physical education contributes directly to development of physical competence and fitness. It also helps students to make informed choices and understand the value of leading a physically active lifestyle. The benefits of physical education can affect both academic learning and physical activity patterns of students. The healthy, physically active student is more likely to be academically motivated, alert, and successful.

The goal of our physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.

To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate individual*:

  • Has learned the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities.
  • Knows the implications and the benefits of involvement in various types of physical

activities.

  • Participates regularly in physical activity.
  • Is physically fit.
  • Values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle

Source: National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education (SHAPE America &Human Kinetics, 2014).

Blairstown Elementary School is fortunate to have two amazing Physical Education educators.  Mrs. Valerie Reynolds  and Mr. Gerald Mazzetta.  You may email them at reynolds@blairstownelem.net or mazzetta@blairstownelem.net.

You may also visit Mrs. Reynolds’ webpage at http://reynoldspe.weebly.com/

and

Mr. Mazzetta’s webpage at http://mazzetta.weebly.com/

Thank you!

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