Course Title: Physical Education
Instructor: Carrie Carambas
This course teaches students how their bodies move and how to perform a variety of
physical activities. Students learn the health-related benefits of regular physical activity
and the skills to adopt a physically active, healthy lifestyle. This course also provides
learning experiences that meet the developmental needs of students. Students will
become confident, independent, self-controlled, and resilient; develop positive social
skills; set and strive for personal, achievable goals; learn to assume leadership;
cooperate with others; accept responsibility for their own behavior; and ultimately,
improve their academic performance.
Through the medium, of exercise and movement, all students will participate in a
sequential, differentiated program that fosters each student’s personal health, fitness,
and safety. The detailed course objectives are based on the
Physical Education Framework for California Public Schools.
* Students are expected to jog/run during the warm-up before class.
* Students must be seated on their roll call numbers after the warm-up jog.
* Students must be appropriately suited for activity in a Physical Education
uniform with the shirts tucked in and shorts pulled up to the waistline.
* Athletic shoes and socks are required at all times and must fit at the heel.
* Students must listen during instruction.
* No talking during stretching.
* Students must stay in the area designated by the instructor.
* Profanity is not accepted and will result in a lowering of the citizenship grade.
* No food, drink, or sunglasses allowed in class.
* NO GUM allowed in class.
Failure to suit up for PE for any reason means the student will not participate in activities
for that day. Each non-participation day will be reflected in the student’s grade under
Standard 3. 6th graders can make up two non-participations per semester.
The Physical Education Model Content Standards will be used to guide and evaluate
instruction. To view, go to www.cde.gov/be/st/ss/documents/pestandards.pdf.
Grading Scale: Academic letter grades are assigned as following:
A 100%-90% B 89%-80% C 79%-70% D 69%-60% F 59% and below
Participation and Social Skills (45%)
*effort during warm-up, stretching, agilities, physical activities, drills, and games
*work cooperatively with others and resolve conflicts positively
*positive attitude and social interaction with others
*good teamwork and sportsmanship
Physical Fitness/Improvements (20%)
*performance and improvements on timed runs and FITNESSGRAM
Fitness Concepts (15%)
*assignments, quizzes/tests, exit slips, and projects
Motor Skills (15%)
*performance on motor skills tests and movement patterns
*appropriate PE attire and any assigned homework
Students will begin each semester with a citizenship grade of an ‘S’ (Satisfactory).
From there, it will be determined what level they are either contributing to or hindering
the progress of the learning environment. Citizenship grades include attitude,
sportsmanship, active participation & effort, behavior and personal interactions.
Citizenship grades are the balance of a student’s effort and behavior over time, not the
result of one day or one action.
If a student is unable to participate fully in P.E. activities for 1-3 days, a written note
from a parent/guardian is required. Notes are to be delivered to Mrs. Carambas, not the
nurse. Students are still expected to suit up for a modified P.E. activity (even if it is only
to help with equipment, keep score, or officiate a game). If the student is unable to
participate due to health/injury problem for 1-3 days, an additional writing assignment
may be assigned.
A medical excuse for more than 3 days requires a note from a doctor. This note
should be given to Mrs. Carambas and it will be determined then, if the student stays
in P.E. for a modified assignment or is given an alternate assignment.
The class will be participating in a variety of cardiovascular activities (1/2 mile, mile,
pacer, Marshall Lap Tracker Run). These times will be recorded and used to evaluate
student progress/performance. They are expected to give their best effort every day.
If a cardiovascular activity is missed for any reason, the student must make up the run.
If he/she fails to complete the make-up, a “zero”will be given until it is made up.
Make-ups for the Lap Tracker will be every Tuesday @ 2:30 sharp! All other
make-ups will be determined by Mrs. Carambas and posted on the Marshall website.