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Physical Education

     Daniel Boone School     6710 N. Washtenaw      Chicago, IL 60645      (773) 534-2160 ph.      (773) 534-2190 fx.      [Email]

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HOMEWORK IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
 
The teaching philosophy that I employ states that I want the students to be healthy through daily and leisure activity.  I have also pointed out that I would like the students' self-efficacy to increase in regard to their personal belief in their own abilities.  This is also in accordance with the Illinois State Standards for Physical Education.  The daily homework assignments do not take more time than what it takes to brush your teeth; thus, it is essential that the students learn how test their own wings while doing exercises by themselves, or preferably together with the parents, or guardians.

Research by the Center of Disease Control (CDC) in regards to children’s health in the US has presented evidence that 16% of children in the ages of 6 - 19 are obese and this is a 5% increase from 1988 to 1994 (see Figure 1.). These numbers could very well be much higher at the current time. Children with obesity or higher levels of fat tissue are at high risks to remain with the same body type for the rest of their lives. Medical professionals have viewed obese body types as high risk for numerous cardiovascular and other diseases.

Investigations made by numerous health sources have displayed that muscular tissues use higher levels of energy than adipose (fat) tissues, which indicates that muscles are one of the necessities for a healthy lifestyle. However, it has also been suggested that strength gains in pre-pubescent students are usually the result of neurological development, which also improves through practice.  Based on this research, Daniel Boone School’s PE program will promote a homework session for the students during the 2004-2005 school year. Follow the links to the right for the homework assignments in regards to the students' grade level.

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS
Kindergarten & 1st grade
2nd grade
3rd grade
4th grade
5th - 8th grade
Human Heart (Grade 3 & 4)
Fuel Up to Play 60 (Grade 4 - 8)