Welcome to Mr. Murphy's Physical Education Class!Hello Plainville community!! My name is Dave Murphy and I am the physical education teacher at Beatrice H. Wood Elementary School. I am in my seventh year of teaching. I attended Bridgewater State University where I received my Bachelor's Degree in 2016. I also attended and graduated from Fitchburg State University where I received my Master's Degree. I' ve worked with children ages 5 through13 at a before-school/after-school/summer camp program for twelve years, eventually becoming the Assistant Site Coordinator of the program. I am very excited and passionate about teaching students how to live active and healthy lifestyles, and to teach them the skills needed to enhance their abilities in educational games, educational dance and educational gymnastics. Providing a positive and productive environment where students feel physically, mentally, socially and emotionally safe is important to me and necessary for all students to perform to the best of their abilities.Below is the physical education schedule for the 2022-2023 school year. Please make sure your child is prepared on days they have physical education class. Sneakers, water bottles, jackets for when class is outside and sunscreen on sunny days will allow students to perform to the best of their abilities.WOOD SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION SCHEDULE3rd Grade
- 3F- Wednesday and Friday
- 3L- Tuesday and Friday
- 3N- Monday and Friday
- 3V- Tuesday and Thursday
- 4D- Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
- 4H- Monday and Thursday
- 4N- Tuesday and Thursday
- 4S- Monday and Wednesday
- 5F- Monday and Wednesday
- 5H- Tuesday and Thursday
- 5L- Wednesday and Friday
- 5W- Tuesday and Friday
FALL FESTHi Wood School families,The Wood School will be hosting our first Fall Fest on Friday, October 14th.This day will be filled with competitive and non-competitive fun fall themed activities for students to participate in. Fall Fest will begin at 9:00 am and end at 2:15 pm. We are looking for volunteers to help run activities and stations. Volunteers must have an updated CORI to participate. If you need any assistance with your CORI, you can contact Mrs. Cole in the main office (508) 699-1312 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to volunteer, please email me at email@example.com
- 6E- Monday and Thursday
- 6M- Wednesday and Thursday
- 6R- Monday and Thursday
- 6S- Monday and Friday
s so you can be added to the volunteer list. Lunch will be provided for volunteers, however you may also bring lunch if you would like. We are asking that volunteers sign-in in the main lobby and arrive at the Wood School gym at 8:30 am to find out what activities and stations you will be running. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, you can email me. Thank you for your flexibility and commitment to making Fall Fest fun!!
Fall Festival Team
FALL FEST RESCHEDULEDHi Wood School Families,Unfortunately, due to the impending weather at the end of the week and given the nature of this event and its outdoor components, we have made the executive decision to postpone Fall Fest until next Friday, OCTOBER 21. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know if you are able to volunteer on October 21st, or if you are no longer available to volunteer. Fall Fest will begin at 9:00am and end at 2:15pm. We are asking volunteers to arrive at the Wood School gym at 8:30 to find out what event they will be assisting with. Volunteers must have an updated CORI to participate. If you need any assistance with your CORI, you can contact Mrs. Cole in the main office (508) 699-1312 or email at email@example.com.
Lunch will be provided for volunteers, however you may also bring lunch if you would like.We apologize for the inconvenience but appreciate your understanding and flexibility to make Fall Fest a fun event for the Wood School. Please email me with questions, comments or concerns.Best,The Fall Festival TeamPhysical Education Units
- Our first unit this year will be TEAM BUILDING. Students will work together in groups while participating in cooperative games where they will need to communicate, cooperate and collaborate with one another in order to be successful during activities, games and challenges.
- Our second unit this year will be SOCCER! Soccer will begin on Monday, September 26th, and will be held outside on the back field at the Wood School, weather permitting. Soccer will be held inside the Wood School gym if the weather does not allow us to go outside. Students should be prepared for soccer by wearing sneakers, bringing water bottles and wearing jackets on days that may be chilly. Students will participate in small-sided games ( 3 vs. 3, 3 vs. 2, 2 vs. 2), where they will have multiple opportunities to learn and improve soccer skills.
- The first of three PACER TESTS will begin starting on Monday, October 3rd and will continue through the week. The PACER is a fitness test that measures a student's cardiovascular endurance. Students will follow the cadence and begin running on the signal. They will continue to run as long as they are able and will be finished when they have stopped running. Third graders will run a distance of 15 meters. Fourth, fifth and sixth graders will run a distance of 20 meters. The PACER is NOT for a grade. Students should be prepared by bringing water bottles and wearing sneakers.
- Our third physical education unit this year will be GYMNASTICS! Gymnastics will begin on Monday, October 31st. Students will work individually and collaboratively with classmates to develop a gymnatics routine lasting one minute. Students will perform their gymnastics routine for their class at the end of the unit. Gymnastics routines will include rotations, balances, weight transfers, traveling movements, jumps, acceleration and deceleration, among other movements. Students will have access to gymnatics mats, trapezoid mats, vaults and balance beams.
- Our fourth physical education unit this year will be FLOOR HOCKEY! Floor hockey will begin after the December break on January 3rd. Please remind children to wear sneakers and to bring water bottles to the gym. Students will work individually and collaboratively on floor hockey skills such as maintaining possession, passing, offense, defense and goaltending. Students will demonstrate their floor hockey skills during practice tasks and apply their skills during small-sided (2 vs.2, 3 vs.2, 3 vs.3 and 4 vs.3) games.
Please take a look at the Favorite Links, Physical Education Units, Fitness Calendars and Handouts tabs on my page.Under Favorite Links, you will find some of my favorite ways that you can stay active and healthy.It's important to stay active for at least 60 minutes a day! Follow along with the Fitness Calendars for each month and perform the exercises for each day!Handouts will show you challenging exercises and workouts for you to stay physically active. Try them out and challenge yourself to improve each time. Be the best you can be!!Remember to eat healthy, stay hydrated, get 60 minutes of exercise a day and get plenty of rest. Also, WASH YOUR HANDS!Please feel free to contact me at anytime if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Thank you!!E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The second of three PACER TESTS will begin starting on Wednesday, January 25th and will continue through the week. The PACER is a fitness test that measures a student's cardiovascular endurance. Students will follow the cadence and begin running on the signal. They will continue to run as long as they are able and will be finished when they have stopped running. Third graders will run a distance of 15 meters. Fourth, fifth and sixth graders will run a distance of 20 meters. The PACER is NOT for a grade. Students should be prepared by bringing water bottles and wearing sneakers.