I have been at Akers for 23 years. My first 12 years I taught 7th and 8th grade Algebra. For the past 11 years I have taught Physical Education.
Physical Education classes: 6th - 8th Grade
All co-ed physical education classes begin with a warm-up run and stretching routine. Next, students participate in various drills that will allow students to be successful in the current activity. Modified games will be played as a lead-up to the actual activity. There will be a test at the end of each activity. I try to give my students a wide variety of activities. Good sportsmanship, safety, and positive attitude are stressed on a daily bases.
Akers P.E. classes provide a safe environment where all students, no matter their athletic ability, feel free to participate without embarrassment.
My goal is for all students to be successful and to have fun.
Student’s grades are based on a weighting system.The percentage of each section is listed below. Grades are not based on athletic ability.
The percentages below apply to each activity. An activity will run about 2 to 3 weeks.
- Participation (Graded weekly): 60%. I will be looking at the quality of their effort.
- Showing good sportsmanship (Graded every 3 weeks): 15%. Sportsmanship and character will be frequently discussed.
- Having good safety practices (Graded every 3 weeks): 10%. Every activity will have rules in place to ensure the safest possible environment. This includes wearing proper clothing.
- Test: 15%.There will be a test at the end of each activity. A practice test will be available on the Internet (Google Web Site) the day we start the activity.
100% or more = A+
97% - 93% = A
92% - 90% = A-
89% - 87% = B+
86% - 83% = B
82% - 80% = B-
79% - 77% = C+
76% - 73% = C
72% - 70% = C-
69% - 67% = D+
66% - 63% = D
62% - 60% = D-
Below 60% = F
- 7th graders will be taking the California Physical Fitness Test. There will be 5 tests: the mile run; push-ups; sit and reach; crunches; and trunk lift. Testing will start in March. I will send a report home after we complete the testing at the end of April.
- Students should practice push-ups and crunches at home so they can be prepared
- I strongly suggest students stay active and eat healthy while they are at home.
- Students will not be required to perform any make-up work due to absences.
- Students that are unable to perform physical activity due to injury or illness (Doctor or parent note)will complete a written assignment to earn their grade for that day. Topics will include sports, health, and physical activities. They may choose to officiate during PE class instead of the written assignment.
- Students that do not wear proper shoes or clothing will complete a written assignment to earn their participation grade for that day. Topics will include sports, health, and physical activities. The best grade they can receive for the day is a C if they do an outstanding job on the assignment.
- Star of the day: This is given to students that show outstanding character, effort, leadership, and positive attitude during the class period.
6th - 8th Grade California State Standards(for more detail go to
1. Students demonstrate the motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
2. Students demonstrate knowledge of movement concepts, principals, and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
3. Students assess and maintain a level of physical fitness to improve health and performance.
4. Students demonstrate knowledge of physical fitness concepts, principals, and strategies to improve health and performance.
5. Students demonstrate and utilize knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principals, and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.