Mrs.  JANET  D  Walsh
Physical Education Teacher
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WESTVIEW PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Mrs. Streip

 

     Welcome to another year of Westview PE. This is my 24th year at Westview and my 26th year as a Physical Education teacher in Hamilton County. I want you to know that I am continuing to focus on making movement fun! With our Nations fitness levels declining, I am encouraging students to work on a variety of skills, do their best, and be good sports.

 

     I wanted to make you aware of some basic requirements for our class. All students must wear tennis shoes that are covered on the top of the foot and the back of the foot. No boots, slides, Crocks, Keens, Sperry, Boat Shoes, or dress shoes are allowed for your child’s safety. We have had a problem with slip on shoes falling off when the students are running in the gym.  Please have your child wear the proper clothing on their PE day. If your child has been sick, or has a health condition that I need to be aware of please send a note with your child or e-mail me.

 

 Our PE rules are as follows:

1. Do not talk when the teacher is talking.

2. Freeze when you hear the whistle.

3. Keep your hands to yourself.

4. Be a good sport.

5. Do your job.

As you can see, the rules we follow in PE are similar to most classroom rules.

  • Consequences include 1st time warning, 2nd time 5 minutes time out, 3rd time 10 minutes time out and contact parents.      

 

     This year we are using our traverse climbing wall to host many exciting activities. At its highest point, the wall measures eight feet and is approximately 20 feet long. Participants climb horizontally (traverse) across the wall and their feet should never be higher than 3 ½ feet off the mat, with safety mats below. Your child will be informed on safety rules and will climb under the careful supervision of an adult instructor at all times.  Our newest wall is 16 feet wide, 8 feet tall.  The students feet are no more than   1 1/2  feet off the mat.  This adaptive wall is helpful for those who are not able to climb the taller wall as well as beginning climbers.

 

 An additional rule for the climbing wall is that no earrings are allowed. This is not my rule but the rules that came with the wall. If your child can take out their own earrings and put them back in, there is no problem. I do not take out or put earrings in. If your child can’t take out their earrings when we use the wall, please make sure you take them out in the morning. If a child has earrings in then they will not be able to climb the wall that day. This is not a punishment, it’s a safety issue.   We try to do the climbing wall the 2nd quarter of the school calendar so if you are planning on new piercings, please work around that schedule. Any student that is not able to climb will not be made to feel left out. Depending on the skills of the students, other activities will be introduced at the same time.