Physical Education



Greg Merrill
Physical Education Teacher

 About Me

Hello all! I’m Mr. Merrill, and together with Mr. McGilvery
(Mondays) we will be teaching physical education to the students
here at Riley this 2016-2017 school year. We take each class out
for 50 minutes of p.e. every week. Throughout the course of the
year we will be covering the California State Standards for
Physical Education
. I have been with SBCUSD for 19 years
now, 16 of which has been teaching PE, while the other 3 years
was working in elementary special education.

Areas We Cover

The areas we cover vary depending on the grade level
of the students, but in general we cover areas such as
eye-foot skills, eye-hand, rhythm and dance, locomotor
and balance, striking, Frisbee, etc. More specifically, it
would be activities like dribbling a ball with your feet
(as in soccer), or with your hand (like basketball),
hitting a ball with a bat off of a tee, or throwing and
catching a Frisbee to a stationary and moving target.
 PE Then And Now

Elementary Physical Education is different than what you
may remember back in middle school and high school. 
Instead of team sports and activities, we focus on individual
skills that each child can use for their future participation in
both team and individual sports. Our ultimate goal is to
encourage a lifetime of physical activity to improve each
individual’s quality of life!

 Expectations And Helpful Hints

My expectations for the students of Riley are that they
attempt to do everything that is presented to them. I
don’t require that they be the fastest, strongest, or best,
but that they would just try the skills that are being used
that day. As far as what clothing to wear, it is best that
your child wear clothes that are comfortable to exercise
and be safe in. For instance, open-toe sandals or shoes
with high heels on them are dangerous for kids to wear
while being active.

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