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     Syllabus

     
    DATE:  09/08/20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
    TEACHER:  Mr. Romeo                                                                                                                                          
             
    COURSE:  Physical Education 

    EQUIPMENT:  Basketballs, volleyballs, footballs, soccer balls, tennis balls, pickle balls, wiffle balls, goals, nets, paddles, racquets, bats, frisbees, cones, stopwatch, whistle.

    OFFICE HOURS:  By appointment.                       

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Students will examine the importance of taking personal responsibility in developing and maintaining an active lifestyle.  They will learn the benefits of being physically fit and how to develop an exercise program that is safe and goal-oriented.  In addition, students will have opportunities to employ techniques to enhance both individual as well as team effectiveness.  Finally, students will learn behaviors that promote personal and group success such as safety, adherence to rules, etiquette, cooperation, and positive social interaction. 

    OBJECTIVES:  By the conclusion of the semester students will be able to:

    1.      Explain and demonstrate ways to transfer movement skills from one game, sport, or activity to another.

    2.      Demonstrate and assess tactical understanding by using appropriate and effective offensive, defensive, and cooperative strategies.

    3.      Apply a variety of mental strategies to improve performance.

    4.      Develop and adhere to rule changes to existing games, sports, and activities that enhance safety and enjoyment.

    5.      Identify the importance of developing and maintaining physical activity levels that provide opportunities for increased health, fitness, enjoyment, challenges, self-expression, and social interaction.

     

    GRADING: 

    1.  Preparation:

       a.  50% of your final grade.

       b.  Proper gym attire i.e. shorts, sweatpants, t-shirt, sweatshirt, sneakers. 

    2.  Participation/Attitude

       a.  40% of your final grade.

       b.  Students must give effort to the best of their ability and be able to follow directions. 
     
    3.  Fitness Testing:

       a.  10% of your final grade.

       b.  Includes any five of the following:  sit-ups, pull-ups, v-sit (flexibility), 600 yard run, 50 yard dash, shuttle run and the standing broad jump.  Points (0-20) are awarded based on a student’s performance on each of the five tests for a maximum score of 100.  

      

    COURSE POLICIES:

      Attendance:

    1.      Students who are absent 14 times (3/4 year course) will lose credit for this course.

    2.      Five tardies=one absence from this class.

    3.      Five minutes or more late to class will be considered a cut.

    4.      Students will lose credit after their 4th cut.

     

      Classroom:

    1.      No eating or drinking in class.

    2.      No headphones, cell phones, playing cards, hats, etc.  These items will be taken.

    3.      Students will sit in assigned floor spots alphabetically for attendance.