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Benson Primary > Physical Education > Overview


Mrs. Engel, 1st and 2nd Grades, Ext. 3019
Miss Luszczyk, K and 1st Grades, Ext. 3056
Benson Primary School


The interest in Soccer in the United States is growing. Opportunities for learning the game and competing are being made available to children of elementary school age in leagues and clubs not connected with schools.

Some of the skills we cover at school are: inside of foot kick, trapping, dribbling, passing, ball control and simple rules of the game. The students participate in lead-up soccer games.

Basketball Lead‑up skills

This will be an instructional program for all students. The fundamentals will be stressed with emphasis on developmental and lead‑up games. Some skills we cover at school are bounce pass, chest pass, catching the ball, dribbling, shooting, and simple rules of the game.

Rhythm and Dance

Students learn new and recognizable dances alone and with partners.

Ball Skills

The K‑2 level at this time are working on throwing and catching skills using various sizes and kinds of balls.


The objective of physical fitness is to provide students with opportunities to learn fitness concepts while participating in enjoyable activities that enhance fitness levels.

Physical fitness is completed 2 times a year in the fall and in the spring. The activities included are:

The Pacer: To run as long as possible back and forth across a 20 meter space at a specified pace with gets faster each minute.

Curl‑up: To complete as many curl‑ups as possible to a maximum of 75 at a specified pace.

Trunk Lift: To lift the upper body off the floor using the muscles of the back and hold the position to allow for measurement.

Back‑Saver Sit and Reach: To be able to reach the specified distance on the right and left sides of the body.

Cooperative Activities

Students will do a variety of activities that stresses teamwork and cooperation.

Jump Rope

Students work with long and short ropes and how to twirl. Students will participate in the Jump Rope for Heart.


Parachute helps in the development of upper body strength as well as improving team work.


Students are exposed to scarf juggling, hula hoop activities, scooters, Frisbees, and scoops.

Contact information

Raymond Benson Primary School
301 E. Washington
Itasca, IL 60143

Telephone: (630) 773-0554
Fax Number (630) 285-7474

Emergency School Closing:
Telephone: 773-1232 Option 5, Ext. 1542

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