Frequently Asked Questions
- What should I wear to Physical Education class?
- How can I get an "E"?
- What happens if I can't find my PE clothing?
- What are the extra credit questions for?
- What should I do if I'm having trouble opening my lock?
What should I wear to Physical Education class?
Boys and girls, please remember it is important to wear the
appropriate clothing and footwear to physical education class.
This rule must be followed in order to ensure safety for all
students in the classroom and have a greater ability to
successfully accomplish class goals.
Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders: On days that you have PE
class be sure to wear comfortable clothing and wear or bring
4th and 5th graders: You are expected to change in the locker
rooms before/after PE class. In your lockers make sure you have
appropriate athletic clothing as well as athletic sneakers. If
you do not sign the locker room contract and bring a master lock
in, you will not have a locker. You will then be expected to
bring your clothing and sneakers to class on PE days.
* For those students who change into their PE clothing….Don’t
forget to bring your clothing home each week to be washed!
How can I get an "E"?
Physical Education isn’t about how high you can jump or how many
times you can hit a baseball. In PE I expect all of my students
to work their hardest, try new things, help others, be kind and
patient, and have fun. It is important for me to see that my
students are putting in 100% effort. I will be looking at
participation, respect, attendance, willingness to try new
things, over all progress, etc. Every student has the opportunity
to receive an “E” in my class!
What happens if I can't find my PE clothing?
Make sure to always check our lost and found for any missing
items. Notify me and I’ll try my best to help you find your
clothing or find you alternate pieces. Don’t forget to check and
even double check that you have put all your items back in your
locker and then locked it.
What are the extra credit questions for?
Every week I will ask students an extra credit question that relates to what
we are learning in class. Questions are written on the chalk board in the gym,
posted on my website, and asked out loud in class. Students are given one
opportunity to answer the question correctly. I encourage them to do research,
get their families involved, and learn something extra! If students are
correct they receive one EXTRA point. For every ten points earned students may
choose a prize from my prize box. In addition, if students have lost points
for things such as poor behavior, forgetting to come prepared, or not handing
in homework, this extra point will help redeem them. Please look the questions
up together, it's fun and you can all learn!
What should I do if I'm having trouble opening my lock?
There are a few different types of locks that are acceptable at Dogwood Hill.
If you are having trouble with your lock, you may switch to a lock that
may be easier for you to open (example: wordlock- a lock that has letters and
spells out words, or maybe a speed dial- lock that has a button in the middle where
you push the combination in by direction.) If you are still having
trouble opening your lock, bring it home and practice opening it
in between PE classes or on weekends. If you are still having trouble
with your lock, check out these instructional "youtube" videos on
ORIGINAL MASTER LOCK WITH NUMBERS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCs3DlsShWQ
MASTER WORDLOCK WITH LETTERS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqRxdbR7lqs
NEW MASTER LOCK SPEED DIAL (BUTTON): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NiFPYdQwAg&feature=related