Starting January 2015 the EPEC Curriculum will be used and implemented!
The Exemplary Physical Education Curriculum (EPEC) is:
- An award-winning chronic disease prevention program for grades K-12.
- Aligned to the National Standards for Physical Education.
- An easy-to-use, true curriculum. Strong on assessment.
- A curriculum that promotes life-long skills in students.
- Is already being used by thousands of teachers in the US.
As Physical Educators to our elementary level students our goal is to help children find a variety of ways to enjoy being physically active so that they will be able to get all of the physical, emotional, intellectual and social benefits that come to someone who is physically active.
The K-5 Physical Education Program has been designed to focus on three major areas that contribute to one's physical health and well being:
1.) Movement concepts: a variety of ways we travel (e.g. running, skipping, hopping), changes of directions and speeds, and different ways to balance, jump and land.
2.) Skill themes: basic motor skills such as throwing, kicking, volleying, and striking with a racket
3.) Wellness concepts: healthy and unhealthy foods, safety and ways to improve cardiovascular endurance and flexibility.
As teachers we recognize that children are at different developmental levels, with a variety of needs and interests. For this reason in every class we attempt to provide all of the children with teaming experiences that are both beneficial and enjoyable. Each lesson is also adjusted to take into account the wide range of skill and fitness levels that characterizes children in elementary school.