Contact Mrs. G-H
Phone: (314) 854-6416
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Why Do We Play Small-Sided Games?
Choosing to use small teams on small fields with small goals allows every student: the chance practice his or her skills, the opportunity to make tactical decisions, to use the playing space efficiently, to play offense and defense, and to have more opportunities to score goals. Students get more touches or repetitions with the equipment, which increases their skill competence and overall confidence in PhysEd. A small-sided environment is developmentally appropriate for middle school physical education students.
This list was inspired by US Youth Soccer's Small-Sided Games Resources.
Hi, I'm Mrs. G-H! My maiden name, Gietschier, rhymes with itchier. I have been teaching at Wydown since 2011. Prior to that I taught health and physical education at two other schools. I have a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from the University of Kansas and received a Master of Science in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation from Emporia State University. This year I am teaching 6th and 8th grade physical education. I am so excited to help my students continue developing their physical literacy!
I enjoy spending time outside with my husband and our two sons, Joey (5) and Max (3). We love going to playgrounds and hiking on trails. This summer, we visited Colorado and spent time in Breckenridge, Vail, and Rocky Mountain National Park. In my free time, I am a contributor for a website called PHYSEDagogy, a site dedicated to discussing best practices in the modern physical education classroom. Our team organizes a free online conference for thousands of health and physical educators every year called The #PhysEdSummit.
This quarter, you will construct a digital PE portfolio. The purpose of the portfolio is to showcase your abilities and experiences in PE. Your PE Portfolio will count as your entire grade this quarter and is due on March 14.
6th Grade PE Portfolio Requirements
8th Grade PE Portfolio Requirements
PE Portfolio Rubric
Examples of Each Standard
Examples of Student Work
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