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Physical Education Units of Study

Our program is led by our certified physical education and elementary education teacher, Mr. Ericson, and is designed to engage students in fun ways to develop their fine and gross motor development through a skill based progression of units which are based on the New York State Learning Standards for Physical Education and National Association for Sports and Physical Education Standards. In addition, our physical education program supports students in building a healthy, active lifestyle.  As often as possible, Mr. Ericson designs his units of study to connect to the core subject areas of reading, writing, and math, as well as the arts.


Unit 1: Building a Foundation

Unit 2: Fitness

Unit 3: Balance, Stunts, and Tumbling

Unit 4: Manipulatives

Unit 5: Catching, Throwing, Kicking, and Trapping

Unit 6: Field Day Preparations

Unit 7: Dribbling, Volleying, and Striking

Grades 1-2

Unit 1: Establishing a Physical Education Community

Unit 2: Fitness

Unit 3: Basketball (Dribbling, Passing, and Shooting)

Unit 4: Bowling (Rolling and Aiming)

Unit 5: Baseball (Catching, Throwing, and Batting)

Unit 6: Health, Nutrition, and Running

Unit 7: Field Day Preparations

Unit 8: Soccer (Kicking and Trapping)

Days to Wear Sneakers:

*Please note that it is very important for your student to wear appropriate attire. On these days appropriate attire consists of schools shirt, pants/shorts and SNEAKERS.  If you student is not wearing sneakers they will not be able to participate in physical education class.   Not only will your student miss out on the fun and exciting activities planned, it is also dangerous to participate in this class in any other shoe other than a sneaker.*

Grade Days
Pre-K Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
K Monday, Tuesdays & Fridays
1 Wednesdays & Thursdays
2 Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays


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I want to say thank you to all of the families that assisted me in preparing for and running stations at field day.  It was a huge success and I owe all of that to the PS 9 community!