5th Grade

Physical Education

People have known for millennia that a healthy body makes a healthy mind, and academic research has made this link clearer.  Exercise dramatically boosts cognitive ability, attentional control, and executive functions.

Fifth graders participate in a variety of games, activities, and sports to develop specific skills and to learn basic rules of sport.  They play volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, badminton, table tennis, pickle-ball, and basketball.  After plenty of time to get familiar, try it out, and practice, children participate in a round robin tournaments, working to do their personal best, support teammates, and practice the emotional management and resilience inherent in winning and losing with grace.

We also play fun fitness games like Five Bean Bags, Mat Ball, Capture the Flag, Gotcha, and many more.

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