I would like to welcome you to Ponder Elementary Physical Education. Our focus in Elementary Physical Education is to teach the basic fundamental movement skills, team play, and promote the importance of good sportsmanship.
In grades PreK - 2 we concentrate on spatial and body awareness. We teach the basic locomotor and nonlocomotor movements. Our activities are centered around building positive character and promoting good sportsmanship.
In grades 3rd - 5th we focus on developing and introducing team sport concepts and skills. The units cover each sport including volleyball, basketball, football, tennis, hockey, soccer, baseball and softball. During each unit we learn the history of the sport, the rules and regulations, and the skills required to play each sport.
The entire Physical Education program provides the opportunity to teach lifetime skills, which can be used to promote an active and healthy lifestyle. Fitness testing is now required by the state of Texas for all students enrolled in grades 3 - 12. This testing started in the 2007-2008 school year. The students are tested in different areas of fitness ability.