Sunday, April 17, 2011

how bout that PHYSICAL EDUCATION?

I had a discussion with some friends over the weekend about how their children only have P.E. twice a week in elementary school and it got me thinking...is this how it is at most schools these days? At my last elementary school where I taught P.E., our kids rotated and some weeks had three days while others had two, it depended on the week. This used to upset me because I thought kids should have P.E. EVERY, SINGLE DAY! Am I the only parent that thinks this? Maybe because I am a P.E./Health teacher? I just know our children NEED exercise! Also, a complaint I hear often from parents is that their children do NOT enjoy P.E. Either their coach is non-motivational, it's repetitive, or the exercises aren't exciting enough...hmmm, that really makes me mad. The reason I started teaching P.E. was to help ALL children find a love for exercise and being active, so I'd love to know... How about your kids school, what is P.E. like for them? I'm curious...

3 comments:

Amy said...

Our kids have PE every day for three weeks, and then NO PE for the next like 9 or 10 weeks. I agree, they should be having it every day.
Then I think, "at least they have recess", but sometimes we have inside days due to weather, and some teachers take away recess as punishment!! So wrong!

Bridie said...

Ours is only twice a week, and I believe it was the same way when I was in school.

Carly said...

When I was in school, I had it once a week. However, we got to go to recess twice a day and we certainly made up for it then! Besides, I think parents should also be held responsible for making sure their children are active (i.e. sending them out to play after school).

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