Greetings KoMet Parents and Guardians!
First of all, I am elated to have such a great opportunity to develop your child into the best version they were designed to be! Three words that describe my teaching skills are passionate, motivating and understanding. Every day, I create an atmosphere that best fits your student’s needs and interests. Respect is a “golden ticket” in my class. With this being said, I expect each of my students to be respectful to their peers, themselves, teachers, and equipment. As the facilitator, I do not attribute success or failure to winning or losing, but solely on individual improvement.
What a daily lesson includes:
1. Instant Activity & SEW (social emotional wellness) check-in
2. Mindful Minute
3. Target goal (what I expect my students to achieve today in class)
4. Content (introduction, demonstration, numerous practice activities)
5. Self-Reflect (discussion, check for understanding based on target goal)
Throughout Physical Education at KMES, I want your child to continue in stride of becoming physically literate, so that they can be lifelong, competent, confident, healthy active individuals. Concepts covered and assessed are standards-based, here is the link to access. Your child will be able to participate in the following activities and much more: Field day, Kids Heart Challenge, gymnastics, dance, and numerous manipulative activities with a variety of sport balls and modified equipment. As a parent or guardian, I would hope you would encourage your child in their development of physical fitness and walk alongside them to be self-motivated: ask them what their favorite activity was, and (if so) what was challenging and how can you work on that at home.
This class will empower your child. They will be able to...
Mrs. Smith is from southern Minnesota and attained her B.S. in Health and Physical Education with a minor in Developmental Adaptive Physical Education (DAPE) from the University of Minnesota, Mankato. She presented at the National Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) of America, Minnesota regional conference, as well as several sessions at the DAPE conference. In Colorado, Madison taught in the Denver Public School district and the Adams 12 School district, along with being an advisory board member for Adapted Physical Education (APE) in the state. She enjoys hikes with her husband and playful puppy, and finds joy in coaching basketball, track, Special Olympics, teaching aquatic skills and assisting others with personal training. Madison is a nurturing educator who accepts individual differences and believes all children can learn at high levels.