Curriculum


The O. Garza P.E. Department is made up of one professionals; Alfredo Gonzalez and one paraprofessional; Elvira Ortiz.   

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 or 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.

            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.         

Four or five Fridays out of each six week term are devoted to Health lessons. 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.

            In February, we participate in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart. We are proud to say the O. Garza kids have raised over $130,000 since this school opened about 17 years ago.

            In May, O Garza children participate in a Field Day that is like no other, They rotate through ten stations that are pure fun. Last year over 80 parents came to help us out and we are very grateful.

            Finally, we believe in effective discipline. When a child misbehaves, they usually receive a warning and are directed to sit on the bench for a short period of time, depending on the severity of the infraction. The child is often allowed to return to the game if they are able to accept responsibility for their actions and admit their mistake. If not, they stay on the bench and their behavior is documented followed by parental contact.

            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. We can also be reached at 580-5353 ext. 2627.

            Finally, we also have a P.E. tab on the O. Garza webpage, which can be found at sharylandisd.org.

 

                                                                        Thank you,

O. Garza P.E. Staff

         Alfredo Gonzalez

                                                                                             Elvira Ortiz (para-professional)

The O. Garza P.E. Department is made up of one professionals; Alfredo Gonzalez and one paraprofessional; Elvira Ortiz.   

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 or 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.

            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.         

Four or five Fridays out of each six week term are devoted to Health lessons. 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.

            In February, we participate in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart. We are proud to say the O. Garza kids have raised over $130,000 since this school opened about 17 years ago.

            In May, O Garza children participate in a Field Day that is like no other, They rotate through ten stations that are pure fun. Last year over 80 parents came to help us out and we are very grateful.

            Finally, we believe in effective discipline. When a child misbehaves, they usually receive a warning and are directed to sit on the bench for a short period of time, depending on the severity of the infraction. The child is often allowed to return to the game if they are able to accept responsibility for their actions and admit their mistake. If not, they stay on the bench and their behavior is documented followed by parental contact.

            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. We can also be reached at 580-5353 ext. 2627.

            Finally, we also have a P.E. tab on the O. Garza webpage, which can be found at sharylandisd.org.

 

                                                                        Thank you,

O. Garza P.E. Staff

         Alfredo Gonzalez

                                                                                             Elvira Ortiz (para-professional)