7/8 Physical Education

Dan MacLeod DAMACLEOD@WOCSD.ORG 646-5142 x 3322

Renee Savage RSAVAGE@WOCSD.ORG 646-5142 x 3372


We the Physical Education teachers at Wells Junior High believe that through knowledge, skills and participation students will increase their self esteem and self worth. The activities that we are engaging in will help promote the total person; spirit, mind and body.


All students will have Required PE classes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays each week. Grades 7 and 8 PE classes will focus on Project Adventure and will meet for 6 weeks.


The Project Adventure Philosophy involves cooperative games which create an atmosphere that is fun, supportive and challenging. In general, students are usually more capable (mentally, emotionally, and physically) than they perceive themselves to be, and if given the opportunity to try in a supportive atmosphere, they can discover this excellence within themselves.

The main goal of this philosophy is to increase participant’s sense of personal confidence and mutual support within a group and to develop an increased level of agility and physical literacy. By adopting the Project Adventure philosophy at AISA, children will be encouraged to play with one another, to never feel the fear of failure, and to increase their self-esteem.

Cooperative games... encourage children play with one another. ...allow everybody to win and succeed. ...eliminate fear of failure. ...let children play for play's sake. ...do not allow for elimination. ...are fun and supportive. ...build feeling of worth. ...increase self-esteem. ...are self-validating. …encourage problem solving and decision making http://www.sandiegocahperd.net/ 

For more information see Outline attachment below.

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Renee Savage,
Mar 17, 2011, 8:24 AM
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Renee Savage,
Mar 17, 2011, 8:24 AM
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Renee Savage,
Mar 17, 2011, 9:45 AM
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