Introduction

Hello all!

 

I am excited to be teaching at Frances Slocum and Kendall Elementary this year. We have exciting things planned in physical education this year with tons of fun games and skill development activities that each and every student will have the opportunity to participate in. The main three goals for me as a teacher of physical education is getting students active, developing skills, and most of all having fun! I am in my second year of teaching and I have gotten to know many of your students last year. Overall, I love sports and I love being active, and that is what I hope to inspire in all my students as they grow and mature. I hope to create a fun and safe learning environment in which students have the opportunity to express themselves while demonstrating their enjoyment for physical activity and sport.

I have an open door policy when it comes to discussing your student's progress in gym class. If anyone ever has a concern, comments, or questions, feel free to contact me at agoins@marion.k12.in.us. Understand that there are nearly 700 students that come through my gym class within an 8-day rotation and I attempt to do my best to evaluate each and every student on their skills, participation, and behavior. My intention is that I, alongside the parents of Frances Slocum and Kendall Elementary, can work together to best benefit each and every student in hopes to develop long-term healthy living practices. It is recommended that children are physically active at least 60 minutes per day. So while your student is active in gym class once every eight days or at recess for 20 minutes per day, they need to be active outside of school. I highly recommend that students be involved in sports, have opportunities to play outside, or take dance class. Physical develop is vital to the success of a child in the classroom.

Below are a few links that contain information regarding standards and other information about physical education. Please take a look and contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to a fantastic year and I am excited to be a Giant!

 

Sincerely,

Alex Goins (a.k.a. Mr. G)

Shape America PE Standards

SHAPE America's National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education define what a student should know and be able to do as result of a highly effective physical education program. States and local school districts across the country use the National Standards to develop or revise existing standards, frameworks and curricula.

http://www.shapeamerica.org/standards/pe/

Indiana Physical Education Standards

The Indiana Academic Standards for Physical Education align closely with the National Standards. Both emphasize the unique role of physical education programs in developing health-related fitness, movement competence, and promoting physical activity so students can adopt active lifestyles.

http://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/standards/physical-education/2010_physical_education_standards.pdf

Fuel Up to Play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today's youth to lead healthier lives.

https://www.fueluptoplay60.com/

Indiana Association for Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance

The Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (IAHPERD) is a professional education association for teachers, administrators, researchers, coaches, students, and other allied professionals who are actively engaged in and dedicated to the promotion of quality health, physical education, recreation, dance, sport, and allied programming in public and private schools, colleges and universities, and community agencies throughout the state of Indiana.

http://www.inahperd.org/

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a catalyst for children’s health. We work with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to transform the conditions and systems that lead to healthier kids.

https://www.healthiergeneration.org/

Let's Move! Active Schools

As the national initiative to ensure that 60 minutes of physical activity a day is the norm in K-12 schools across the country, Let’s Move! Active Schools equips schools with the resources and tools to increase physical education and physical activity opportunities for students.

http://www.letsmoveschools.org/

Presidential Youth Fitness Program

The Presidential Youth Fitness Program helps schools achieve excellence in physical education through quality fitness education and assessment practices by providing tools to:

-Teach fitness concepts

-Assess fitness and understand results

-Plan for improvement or maintenance of fitness levels

-Empower students to be fit and active for life

http://www.pyfp.org/

Frances Slocum Jump Rope For Heart

Join me in my efforts to support Jump Rope For Heart!


I'm joining millions of others to help save lives with the American Heart Association!
At my school, I'm learning how I can help make a difference by raising lifesaving donations to help kids with heart disease. I'm also learning about my own heart, and how to keep it healthy. And I'm getting active!
I'm excited about raising money for other kids - kids with hearts that don't exactly work right and to help fund new medicines and treatments to be discovered.


Please help me make a difference! Thank you!

http://jumphoops2017mwa.kintera.org/francesslocum

http://jumphoops2017mwa.kintera.org/francesslocumes