Well, it is that time of year again. I hope all of you were able to enjoy your summer vacation. This will be my 22nd year of teaching Elementary Health and Physical Education in the district.
I live in Bellefonte with my husband, Steve. We have two adult children. Our son, Tyler, is married and is in his twelfth year of teaching Math. He teaches at State College Area High School. Tyler, and his wife, Elise, have three children. Our daughter, Breanna, is also a teacher, but presently is a stay-at-home mommy. Breanna and her husband, Nate, have two children. Being a grandma is more than I had ever imagined! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, fishing, boating, and trail riding on our ATV.
This year in grades K-2, our main emphasis will be on fitness. We will also be working on exploring personal space, locomotor skills, tumbling activities, and manipulatives using hula hoops, beanbags, ropes, scoops, paddles, and balloons. All equipment used will be sanitized between classes.
This year in grades 3-5, our main emphasis will be on fitness. We will also be covering units such as soccer, basketball, golf, tennis, lacrosse, and rhythms. Again, all equipment used will be sanitized between classes.
On the first day of class, I spent most of the time going over the rules, talking about how to show STAR behavior in class, and safety drill procedures. One of the major rules in my class is for everyone to wear sneakers for gym for safety reasons. It would be helpful if you could remind your child what time frame in the 10-day Specialists Cycle that he/she has Health/Physical Education. Other rules that I discussed during our first day of class include wearing the appropriate clothes for class, following directions, cooperating with others, using encouraging words, "treating other people like you want to be treated", and always trying your best.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at Ferguson (814)231-4119. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sincerely, Sandy Constable
Remote students are expected to come to class on time, have a space large enough to work, only use the chat to communicate with the teacher, mute microphone when not speaking, have his/her video turned on and participate in class activities.