Kamehameha Elementary School
4th Grade Physical Education
Teacher: Ms. Brianna Bean
Our Physical Education and Olakino Vision
Students who exit KES Kapālama Papa Mākau Kino (Physical Education) and Papa Mākau Ola (Health Education) classes will have the skills and attitude necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Papa Mākau Kino and Papa Mākau Ola are an integral part of each child’s holistic development. Both classes are aligned to develop physically literate and health conscious students. Guided through movement experiences, cognitive concepts, and real world application opportunities, students improve their health with the intent to establish the understanding that health is important both individually and collectively. The goal of Papa Mākau Kino and Papa Mākau Ola is to instill within students the attitude, skills, and concepts, which will allow them to live a life of wellness.
Students in 3rd grade will build off of the foundational skills and concepts (basic locomotor and non-locomotor movements, basic manipulative skills, movement concepts, and basic Health components) acquired from Kindergarten through 2nd grades, moving toward more personalized experiences in both classes through a Hawaiian lens. Students will also begin to develop advocacy skills as they learn to utilize technology to advocate for personal and community health and wellness.
Movement Concepts and Skill Development
A variety of activities will be introduced this year to increase students’ movement experiences and skill development. These activities include specialized games, rope jumping, ball skills, swimming and movement concepts.
Good health related physical fitness is built over time. The students will be learning and practicing fitness concepts that will help maintain and/or improve the student’s fitness level. Students in 3rd grade will be familiarized with Fitnessgram fitness testing.
Emphasis is on health of the whole child and the 6 components of health: physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual, and cultural health. Students will learn the importance of being healthy in all domains and learn skills that will enable them to make healthy decisions.
P.E. Special Activities
- Jump Rope Demonstration Team (7:10-7:40am, 1stand 2nd recess)
Students work on various jump rope stills to music and may be asked to perform at other schools and various functions.
- Jogging Club (7:00-7:30am)
Students work on their cardiovascular endurance every Tuesday and Thursday before school. With enough days attended, they may earn a jogging field trip!
February 2020: Kids Heart Challenge Event
April 6, 2020 – May 19, 2020: 3rd grade swimming
Brianna Bean, PE Specialist, grades 3-4