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VIII. Fitness Unit

Health/Physical Education                                             Jeff Miele


Grades K-8                                                                  





All grade levels:  Opening Exercises


      • Students enter the gym and go directly to their exercise spaces.
      • Announcements – Caring Habit for October – “Be Patient and Listen.”
      • Various leg stretches
      • Warm-up activity – 45 sec. Timed relay run (cardiovascular endurance)




Activity:  Begin Fitness Testing with the “Fitnessgram” program.




Objective:  Fitnessgram is a comprehensive health-related fitness and activity assessment and computerized reporting system.  The program is designed to address the primary objective of youth fitness programs, which is to help students establish physical activity as a part of their daily lives.








§       To promote enjoyable regular physical activity.


§       To provide comprehensive physical fitness and activity assessments and reporting programs for students.


§       To develop affective, cognitive and behavioral components related to physical activity.


§       To have the student know that regular physical activity contributes to good health, function and well-being and is important throughout a person’s lifetime.






The test will measure the students:


§         Aerobic capacity,


§         Body composition


§         Muscular strength


§         Endurance


§         Flexibility Health/P.E. Standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6
























Step by step Fitness testing process:




1.      Instruction about Fitness foundation concepts


2.      Student participation in conditioning activities


3.      Instruction on test items


4.      Assessment of fitness levels


5.      Planning the fitness program and setting goals


6.      Promotion and tracking of physical activity


7.      Reassessment


8.      Revision Health/P.E. Standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6






Procedure for testing:


Week 1 :  Students will practice the 6 tests that will be given




Week 2:  Students will be tested. Health/P.E. Standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6






Tests that will be given:




  1. The Pacer – measures aerobic capacity
  2. Curl-up – measures abdominal strength and endurance
  3. Trunk lift – measures trunk extensor strength and flexibility
  4. Push-up – measures upper body strength
  5. Pull-up – measures upper body strength
  6. Sit and reach – measures flexibility Health/P.E. Standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6






Evaluation:  Students scores will be compiled and reported on their personal “Fitnessgram.”




Adopt an Anchor


§         R3-6.A2.1   Comprehension and Reading Skills


Understand Nonfiction Appropriate to grade level.  Identify and interpret the meaning of vocabulary in nonfiction.


“Robust Action Word of the Day”




§         MA.1   Numbers and Operations


Demonstrate an understanding of numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers and number systems.

“Counting off & Dividing into equal teams