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  • Smith School Physical Education & Health 2019/20
    Mrs. Griffin and Mr. McIntosh

    Class overview and brief description of curriculum:

    Knowledge of health and physical education concepts and skills empowers students to assume lifelong responsibility to develop physical, social and emotional wellness.

    Content includes:

    Health enhancing behaviors that contribute to wellness such as nutrition, personal hygiene, disease prevention, personal safety strategies, stress management, resolving conflict, decision making, character education, service projects (jump rope for heart), dangers of drug, tobacco and alcohol use, and puberty.
    Students will gain competence and confidence in gross and fine motor skills needed in physical activity such as throwing and catching, dribbling and shooting, dribbling and kicking and dance and movement concepts.
    Students will learn team concepts including teamwork, sportsmanship, offense, defense, strategy, goal setting, the need for practice/repetition and safe behaviors and safety equipment.
    Students will understand how appropriate types and amounts of physical activity enhance personal health.


    Classroom expectations such as homework, classroom policies, and protocols:

    There is no take home written homework for physical education but students are encouraged to seek out activities to foster fitness and play.

    Students are asked to listen to directions carefully and to participate thoughtfully. Sneakers are required each class.

    How parents can contact me:

    I can be reached via email at agriffin@tenafly.k12.nj.us. I check my email frequently throughout the day if there are any medical concerns that I should be made aware of or anything else you would like to discuss.

    Any important projects or events that will take place this year:

    Smith School will participate in the annual Jump Rope for Heart Event; we raised almost $8,000 last year for the American Heart Association.
    Smith School will also hold its annual Field Day in May.

Mrs. Griffin



Degrees and Certifications:

Physical Education, University of Ma. Amherst Health, Montclair University

Mrs. Griffin

Hello Smith School! I have been a teacher here for 28 years and love Smith School. When I'm not at Smith School with my amazing students, I can be found hiking, fishing, antiquing and photographing wildlife. My son Ryan is just starting college at Boston University after being Valedictorian of Waldwick High School and my daughter Kelly play varsity Volleyball, basketball and lacrosse for her high school. My husband Paul and I love the Red Sox, Patriots and Bruins (see a connection?) I love Cape Cod, (that's one of my photographs, published in Cape Cod Life Magazine!)

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