I had to buy my DD1 a new pr of tennis shoes this wk bc she's outgrown the first pr, and she needs them to participate in PE (she's in 1st grade, they go everyday). So I asked her how they were working out for her today, and she said 'fine, we just went for an extra recess today for PE bc we were good'. So naturally I asked what they usually do instead, bc playing on the playground seemed odd (although I also think it's odd to only have one recess rather than three but anyway...). We've talked abt PE before but honestly I usually focus on regular knowledge based schoolwork bc I assumed they played regular sports and typical PE games like we did in school. Apparently that is not the case. They can't touch each other at all! So no duck duck goose. No freeze tag. No dodgeball, obstacle courses, kickball, capture the flag, track, etc. Nothing! She said they played something called scooter fitness tag, and Chase race (still no contact u change leaders by passing the other children or something), and they did a dance segment where at the end the parents got to come during the PE slotted time period and watch them do things like the Duck dance and Hokey Pokey. When I went to school not that long ago, we did the things mentioned above and had a unit for each major sport as well as one for bowling and swimming. Every yr! I get that they're trying to get them moving at least I guess but they don't even cover nutrition soooo...what the heck do they do every day?? Do u know what ur children do during PE and if so what?
EDIT: Awesome, my first featured post! Thx! :)
on May. 1, 2014 at 11:35 PM