Welcome to PE!  Or as the kids would say, "We have gym today!"
    All students in TK-4th grade get to have PE twice in our six day cycle.  Each class time is 40 minutes in length.  This year we have added a third 20 minute gym time that we are calling JAM Time! (Just Always Move)  This is a time to get the kids in the gym and move for just 20 minutes and get them back to class.  Research shows that kids that are more active tend to do better in the classroom!  So, we are going to try and help in that effort.  Also, I have added an Adaptive PE program for our kids who have physical limitations.  This allows me to spend some 1:1 time doing manipulatives and skill work that fit their needs.
    At HMS Elementary, quality physical education has a definite purpose, has long term goals, and is developmentally appropriate.  There are many individual and group activities that the kids do during the course of the year.  A safe and non-intimidating environment is provided so that students can move and play freely.  In our environment, we never want to hear "I can't do this or I don't want to do this."  We always want to say, "I will try it!"  It is my hope that the students learn how important exercise is to keep their bodies strong and healthy.  I also hope that the students learn how to be good sports and use good sportsmanship both in gym and outside of the gym setting.  Those are two very important aspects of our program!    If you ever have any questions, please feel free to email me or call me at the elementary.   
    My schedule
                 DAY 1                           DAY 2                      DAY 3                     DAY 4                  DAY 5       DAY 6       
             JAM 2B              Prep           2A JAM             Prep              1A JAM               4C JAM
              Prep              3A JAM             Prep                          3B Jam              Prep                 Prep 
              JAM 4B            Adaptive           4A JAM           Adaptive             Adaptive               3C JAM 
              TKB                TKA            TKB             TKB             TKB                  TKB
              TKA               TKB             TKA              TKA              TKA                   TKA 
             Lunch              Lunch            Lunch           Lunch             Lunch                  Lunch 
               2A                1A             2B              1A              2A                     2B
           Adaptive             Adaptive                 Adaptive               Adaptive                      Adaptive                  Adaptive  
              3C               3B                  3A                     3C             3B                           3A
              KA               KB                  Preston                     KA                     KA                             KB       
              KB           Adaptive                 KB                Prep/Adaptive                Adaptive                             KA        
          Adaptive           Adaptive                Adaptive           Prep/Adaptive               Adaptive                        Adaptive        
              4A               4C                     4B               4C                       4A                             4B        


    Janet Prins
    TK-4 Physical/Adaptive Physical Education Teacher
    HMS Community Schools
    Hartley, Iowa  51346