P.E.

Alfredo Gonzalez and Elvira Ortiz
P.E./Health K-6th
phone #: 956-580-5353   ext: 2627
confernce period: 8:00-8:45 
                                                                                                                   
  Alfredo Gonzalez 
Alfredo Gonzalez                                                 Elvira Ortiz
 
            Updated: August, 2019
The O. Garza P.E. Department is made up of one professional; Alfredo Gonzalez, and one para-professional; Elvira Ortiz
            The P.E./Health schedule will remain the same as last year. The kids will attend P.E. four days. On the fifth day, they will attend Library.      
Our curriculum is correlated with the TEKS. It is well-rounded with a focus on fun. We want both the non-athlete and athlete to look back on their elementary P.E. experiences with fond memories.
 
            Another component of our curriculum is the addition of Senate Bill 530, an annual fitness assessment for all students in grades 3rd – 12th. It is called the Fitnessgram.

The kids will receive a grade for P.E. and Health each six week period. A detailed grading policy is available upon request and can be located under the grading policy tab on this website.

            During the year, we cover numerous games and activities. For the first couple months, the kids remain in the gym with little exposure to the heat. Ample water is provided daily. We try to emphasize the importance of hydration to the children.

            A typical day in P.E. often consists of a short aerobic warm-up to music as well as stretching. During this time, we introduce and reinforce vocabulary related to the parts of the anatomy that are being targeted that day. After that, we introduce a game. During the game, we encourage sportsmanship to promote positive lifelong behavior. For safety, we encourage all kids to wear appropriate athletic shoes every day.

            During each sports season such as volleyball, basketball, etc., we teach lead-up games to those sports that introduce the sport and skills in an age-appropriate manner. 

Health lessons will also be taught periodically. We try to stay current on the latest research. Examples of Health lessons include body systems, safety (fire, bus, playground, home, Halloween, bicycle), abduction prevention, nutrition, drug education, etc.

            Another component of our program is fitness stations. Two days every three weeks, the kids rotate through a series of ten stations during P.E. that provide a total body workout. These stations are challenging. They target the upper body, lower body, the heart, lungs, and even the mind. Some are quite fun while others are somewhat difficult. Students who have certain health problems are exempt from stations that might aggravate the problem. Please alert the coaching staff if your child has a serious medical condition.

            In February, we participate in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart. Over the past 19 years or so, we have raised over $146,000.

            In May, O Garza children participate in a Field Day that is like no other, They rotate through ten stations that are pure fun. 

            Finally, we believe in effective discipline. When a child misbehaves, they usually receive a warning or are directed to sit on the bench, at the coaches discretion. After a few minutes, the child may return to the game if they are able to admit what they did wrong and accept responsibility for their actions. If the infraction is more serious, it is documented and the classroom teacher and parents may be notified. 
 
   If you have any questions regarding our program, feel free to visit any day. Our conference period is from 8:00-8:45 each day.

 

                                                                        O. Garza P.E. Staff