The goals of the physical education program are:
- Sportsmanship – students will continue to learn the meaning of sportsmanship, to be gracious in winning and losing and to respect their opponents and officials.
- Teamwork – students will learn to play as a team member, learn to work together towards a common goal and be composed & respectful at all times.
- Organized Sports – Students will begin to learn organized team sports. This includes but is not limited to, soccer, basketball, football, baseball, volleyball. Students will learn the rules of each game, the objectives and skill sets required to play the game.
- Diet, Nutrition and Exercise – Students will learn the importance of diet and nutrition as it pertains to sports, endurance, and well-being. Students will learn proper eating habits and exercise that are required to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
Physical Education In Preschool
Fundamental Movement Skills
- Locomotor Skills.
- Manipulative Skills.
Active Physical Play
- Active Participation.
- Cardiovascular Endurance.
- Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, and Flexibility.
Perceptual Motor Skills and Movement Concepts
- Develop and refine gross motor skills (hopping, galloping, jumping, running.
- Spatial Awareness.
- Body Awareness.
- Directional Awareness.
Physical Education in Junior Kindergarten/Kindergarten
- Basic Movement (walking, jogging, jumping).
- Pathways (straight, curved, zig-zag).
- Directions (forward, backward, sideways, up and down, diagonal).
- Ranges (near and far).
- Levels (high, medium, low)
- Explain how decisions to be active can have a direct impact on feelings.
- Explain how participation in regular physical activity contributes to health and well-being.
- Identify safety rules used when participating in movement activities.
- Identify foods that promote a healthy lifestyle.
- Develop spatial and coordination skills through movement and manipulative activities.
- Perform various movement/manipulative skills (kicking, striking) with appropriate control during skill practice.
- Identify body parts that are used to control objects during manipulative activities.
- Develop and refine fine and stationary gross motor skills when in self-space.
- Demonstrate basic activity and safety rules when performing non-locomotor skills.
- Distinguish between offense and defense during game play.
- Explain what it means to display good sportsmanship.
- Demonstrate cooperative and competitive strategies in movement activities.
Cedar Hill Prep Debate Wins Again! On December 7th, Cedar Hill Prep participated in the Garden State Debate Meet at Bridgeton Middle School. The topics for the debate were - (a) The President should serve a single six year term, (b) Banning neonic pesticides does more harm than good, (c) The green new deal is bad for America, (d) End NJ Bear Hunt. Once again, Cedar Hill Prep finished first with the highest overall points. Three teams finished in the top 10, and Arnav Upadhyay won the Top Speaker Award for Cedar Hill Prep School.
The Multiple Advantages of a Multilingual CurriculumThere have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. An article written by the New York Times highlights that learning multiple languages could improve cognitive skills beyond those related to language, which is a considerably different viewpoint than previously thought.