This is a picture of National Physical Education Standards printed on the wall of the gym. They are prominently displayed because these 5 overarching concepts set the purpose for everything we do in the gym. At the beginning of each class we discuss the standards and skills we will be focusing on for the day. The goal of these National Physical Education Standards are to develop us into physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. The first few weeks we have focused on Standard 1 which focuses on motor skills and movement patterns. The patterns and skills taught and practiced in class are ones that are utilized in the games played out at recess. Students have worked on kicking, striking, dodging, and throwing so they can feel more confident when joining one of the many games of GaGa, kickball, or four square played outside.