Physical Education

Physical Education

Teacher

Rhonda Engle
Email:  rengle@wcs.k12.va.us

The physical education program at Abingdon Elementary School is an integral part of the children’s education.  Physical education helps the children develop healthy fitness habits andalso helps teach them how to become independent learners. It teaches them social skills and does this by promoting interaction with other students.

At AES, the focus in grade Pre-K through First Grade is on developing fundamental movement patterns, locomotor skills and further develop fundamental non-locomotor & manipulative skills in educational games, dance and gymnastics.

In grades 2-5, this focus is continued but students are introduced to different sports. They work cooperatively & responsibly in groups and are capable of resolving conflicts. 

At the 4th and 5th grade levels, fitness assessment is appropriate.  Students make assessments of their fitness results and set personal goals based on these results.

Students particiapte in the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart event as well as the Mileage Club where students accumulate miles run/walked on our school track and receive a necklace to collect tokens for their efforts.


Links of Interest

Kids Health

Let's Move

Fuel Up to Play