6-8 Unit Overviews

2016-2017 PE Units

  • Fitness- Cardiovascular Endurance, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, Flexibility; CT Fitness Assessment
  • Racquet Sports: Badminton
  • Invasion: Pillo Polo
  • Weight Room/Weight Training
  • Tai Chi
  • Adventure PE/ Cooperative Games 

2016-2017 Wellness 6 Health Units
Fitness/Goal Setting

2016-2017 Wellness 7 Health Units
Fitness/Goal Setting
3R's and Decision-Making
Substance Abuse

2016-2017 Wellness 8 Health Units
‚ÄčFitness/Goal Setting
Body Image

Students in grades 6-8 have been working on increasing their muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardio-respiratory endurance, and flexibility. Students have been learning about and practicing the different CT Fitness tests that work on each fitness component: timed push-up, timed curl-up, PACER/mile, and sit and reach stretch. Throughout this unit students have participated in fitness test practice as well as different activities that increase these components. Students have been working to make connections between various types of exercises and the correct fitness component.

In addition to fitness testing students are learning about SMART goals. Students will have the opportunity to create their own short term SMART goal based on the fitness pre-test scores. Students will work to achieve their short term goal by the fitness post-test as well as set a long-term SMART goal, working to achieve it by May.