Benson Primary > Physical Education > Overview
Mrs. Engel, 1st and 2nd Grades, Ext. 3019
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.
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:
Students will do a variety of activities that stresses teamwork and cooperation.
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.