Health and Physical Education

  • Health

    • Fit4School:  fit is a health activation program from Sanford Health, developed in collaboration with WebMD to empower children and families to do the simple things each day that make healthy lifestyle choices a habit.
    • GoNoodle.com: GoNoodle’s short desk-side physical activities help teachers manage their classroom and improve student performance.
    • Healthy Youth Programs GRades K-5: “provides lesson plans in nutrition, physical activity, and health. Other categories include math, science, and community service. Lessons can appear in more than one category.” This site was created by Oregon State University.
    • LAUSD Network for a Healthy California: its mission is to increase healthy eating and physical activity among pre-K to 12th grade students
    • Let’s Move:  is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Sure, this is an ambitious goal. But with your help, we can do it.Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food. And, helping children become more physically active.

 The Benefits of PE and Sports in School

Elementary School Resources

Bulletin 4656.2- Elementary Physical Education
Maintaining Aquatic Safety in Schools Having Swimming Pools
Students’ safety is a primary concern in aquatics programs. Bulletin 1454.2 clarifies the District’s policy regarding safety regulations for the instructional aquatic programs conducted in elementary, secondary, and adult schools, and for interscholastic aquatic teams. The student water safety test for swimming and diving is in the bulletin.

Elementary Physical Education Monitoring Procedures- MEM-6482  

CAL 200 Memo (Revision in Progress)

All elementary schools, district-wide, are now required to complete and submit the online certification of elementary physical education instructional minutes. Teachers are to use the newly created Teacher Portal at https://myapps.lausd.net/TeacherPortal/PE/ and principals will use the Principal’s Portal at: https://principalportal.lausd.net/PE/Default.aspx

 The tutorial below will explain how to fill out the classroom teacher’s monthly physical education certification.
CAL 200 Teacher Form Tutorial (Revision in progress to align with the online certification in place for the 2016-17 school year)
Cal 200 Attachment A  (No Longer Used As of the 2016-17 School Year)
CAL 200 Attachment B Principal  – (No Longer Used As of the 2016-17 School Year)
CAL 200 Complain Form  – After speaking to the teacher and principal, if you wish to file a complaint on physical education, fill out this form and return it to the school principal.
 Appropriate and Inappropriate Practices
The following grid includes developmentally appropriate and inappropriate practices in elementary, middle and high school physical education classes.  The grid organizes the practices into five separate sections:  1.  Learning environment, 2.  Instruction strategies, 3.  Curriculum, 4.  Assessment, 5.  Professionalism.

Physical Education Content Standards

The California Physical Education Content Standards were adopted by LAUSD and identify what a student should know and be able to do by the end of each grade level.
Physical Education Framework
The state physical education framework is an excellent resource for sample lessons by grade level. It also explains how to teach standards-based physical education.

Elementary Scope and Sequence

The elementary scope and sequence document provides a timeline for instruction for introducing grade level standards.

Elementary Physical Education Curriculum

Nike Let Me Play

Nike Let Me Play K-5 Curriculum was created with the help of LAUSD multiple subject teachers over a 3 year period to be easy to use and effective.  It contains inside and outside activities that are separated into K-2 and 3-5 grade levels.
Below is a list of suggested elementary physical education equipment.  Some suggested vendor contact information but not all are:
U.S. Games, Danny Radd – dradd@usgames.com, Sportime, Ryan Schissler – ryan.schissler@schoolspecialty.com. Gopher Sport –  Jordan Stolp – jordanstolp@gophersport.com

OPEN US Games

At the below link is the Open Elementary Physical Education Curriculum by US Games

Early Childhood, Infant and Toddler Activities – from SHAPE America

The Body Doctor -Videos of movement and exercise for kids

Equipment Suggestions

Improve Brain Function

Get the wiggles out with free brain breaks for your classroom.  Online video streaming activities for the classroom.

Updated Playground Games designed to fit the elementary playground diagrams.

Four Square Diagram

Handball Diagram

Hopscotch

Ladder Court Diagram

Primary Circle Diagram

Skill Games Court Diagram

Tag Game Court Diagram