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Mrs. Benjamin's Physical Education Class

Physical Education Expectations

1. Be safe

2. Be responsible

3. Be respectful



6th-8th Grades:


*Make-ups can be done on Tuesday - Friday; if you have any retakes or work to make up, schedule with me to come in on a Tuesday - Friday after school at 2:25 pm
(if you’ve been absent/injured - THIS MEANS YOU). 
Pay for items in the school office, bring the receipt to the PE offices.
  • $5.00 T-shirt
  • $8.00 shorts
  • $10.00 Sweatshirt
  • $10.00 Sweatpants 
  • $4.00 Cinch Bag


Mrs. Benjamin's Quote of the Month - Grades 6-8



Name __________________________________


Period ____________________________


Date ____________________________

 May Life Skill - Adaptability

DUE 5/24/19



Read the quote below and create a one paragraph (4+ sentences) reflection on what it means to you.  

Please include at least one example.


“Everything is hard before it is easy.”


- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe










4 + sentences, w/ 1 + example, thoughtful


4 + sentences, w/ 1 + example


Short on sentences or example


Short on sentences and example


1 sentence


Late, but thoughtful


Late , 4 + sentences, 1 + example


Late and lacking sentences or example


Late and lacking sentences and example


Late and 1 sentence




Run Rubric (for 1 mile  *under 12 minutes) 
5 = within 30 seconds of personal best
4.5  = 30 seconds - 1 min. off personal best
4 = 1 min. - 1 1/2 min. off personal best
3.5 = 1 1/2 min. - 2 min. off personal best
3 = 2 - 2 1/2 min. off personal best
2.5 = 2 1/2 - 3 min. off personal best
2 = 3 - 3 1/2 min. off personal best
1 = more than 3 1/2 min. off personal best
Focus Standards Overview:
Standard 1.1: Demonstrates correct technique of movement skills and/or movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Standard 3.1: Demonstrates maintenance or improvement while participating in a scientifically based health-related fitness assessment.
Standard 3.2: Participates in moderate to vigorous physical activity.
Standard 5.1: Demonstrates appropriate personal and social responsibility, contributes to a positive learning environment.

Grades 6-8 Physical Education Curriculum


6th Grade

7th/8th Grade Year 

Unit 1 

Cooperative Learning

Team Building

Unit 2 

Throwing & Catching

Team Handball

Unit 3 

Pre Fitness Testing

Pre Fitness Testing

Unit 4

Jump Rope/Heart Rate


Tri 1 CORE 

CORE/Raptor Run

CORE/Raptor Run

Unit 5 

Dribble, Pass, Score


Unit 6 



Unit 7

Fitness Plan

Fitness Plan

Tri 2 CORE 

CORE/Raptor Run

CORE/Raptor Run

Unit 8 

Multicultural Dance/Fitness

Line Dance/Fitness

Unit 9 

Track & Field

Track & Field

Unit 10 

Dodge, Flee, Chase


Unit 11 

Strike & Volley


Unit 12 



Unit 13

Post Fitness Testing

Post Fitness Testing

Tri 3 CORE

CORE/Raptor Run

CORE/Raptor Run

Unit 14  End of Year Activities End of Year Activities

3rd Grade Physical Education Curriculum

August Cooperative Activities
September Throw and Catch
October Dodge, Flee, Chase
November Dribble and Pass
December Jump Bands
January Fitness
February Dance
March Tumbling
April Jump Rope
May Strike and Volley
June Review of favorite games and activities


Previous Quotes of the Month

August Quote (Initiative) - " Motivation is what gets you started.  Habit is what keeps you going." - Jim Ryun, first high school athlete to run a mile under 4 minutes


September Quote (Self Control) - "It's never too late - never too late to start over, never too late to be happy." - Jane Fonda; fitness personality, fashion model, actress


October Quote (Confidence) - "A goal without a plan is just a wish." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery


November Quote (Kindness) - "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Plato


December Quote (Honesty) - "Never mistake activity for achievement." - John Wooden, 10 time NCAA champion basketball coach


January Quote (Reliability) -"We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”  - Aristotle


February Quote (Cooperation) -  “Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation not intimidation.”  - William Arthur Wood


March Quote (Team Spirit) - "Many hands make light work." - John Heywood


April Quote (Intentness) - “A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.”  - Jim Watkins


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