Welcome to Hercules Middle School Physical Education, where I have been a part of the Hercules family since 2006. I began my teaching career in the West Contra Costa Unified School district in 2001 at Portola Middle School (now Korematsu), taught three years at Helms Middle School, and have been at Hercules Middle since.
As a Physical Education teacher, I strive to offer a high-quality program to our students. As this school year is starting off like no other year before, please be patient as we are all learning how to navigate this new approach to school, and new barriers that we haven't experienced before. As research has shown, physical activity and health are a vital part of a person's overall well-being and are often tied to academic success; we will continue to be active, learn about fitness, health, and the human body. We will focus on mainting healthy levels of physical activity, cooperative games, and some of the more cognitive aspects of physical education and health concepts.
My program is generally very structured yet allows the students to be leaders in the class. We participate in a number of activities that build on individual health and fitness, basic movement skills needed for numerous sports and activities, cooperative games and activities, and are infusing common core curriculum. I focus a great deal on individual fitness and promote individual improvement through our weekly fitness assessments. Each student will monitor his/her fitness testing scores on an individual fitness sheet (IFS). It is our goal to see growth in each child's fitness throughout the course of the year.
Please click on the Frequently Asked Questions tab for more information about our Physical Education class. Most of this is from a typical year but will leave it accessible for all to see what PE might look like when we get to return to the school site and a more "normal" way of teaching and learning.
I look forward to a great year of learning with you. I'm excited about getting to know each of you.
If you need to contact me, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Parents, please EMAIL if you have questions and/or concerns. Please allow up to 2 school-days for a response. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Period 1 - 6th Grade PE
Period 2 - 6th Grade PE
Period 3 - 6th Grade PE
Period 4 - Lunch
Period 5 - Prep
Period 6 - 7th Grade PE
Period 7 - 6th Grade PE