Welcome to Physical Education!

Welcome to the Physical Education Blog! I am excited to join the Hamilton-Wenham school community this year.  I have been teaching PE for 15 years and am passionate about helping children learn new motor skills, gain confidence to participate in lifetime fitness activities and understand the importance of being active.

I have enjoyed meeting your children over the first two weeks. During our first class meeting, students in grades 1- 5 signed a Class Values Contract.  We discussed the importance of respect, kindness, fair play, safe play, giving your best effort, and of course, having fun.  All the students signed their grade level "contract" and we will refer back to these core values and add some additional ones throughout the year.  Kindergarten students will be signing their contracts soon.  You will see these colorful posters in the gymnasium.  Stop by and take a look for your child's name during curriculum night. I look forward to meeting you then! 

Please help your child to remember to wear sneakers on PE days.  Class time is 50 minutes and we will head out and enjoy the nice weather as much as possible.  Water bottles are helpful especially on these warmer days when we are outside. 

The gymnasium and fields will be buzzing with fitness activities, motor skill development, sports skills, group games and cooperative learning lessons. Lace up those sneakers because it's going to be a great year in PE!

~Maggie Schack