Welcome to Mr. Murphy's Physical Education Class!
Hello Plainville community!! My name is Dave Murphy and I am the physical education teacher at the Beatrice H. Wood Elementary School. I am in my fourth year teaching and graduated from Bridgewater State University. I worked with children ages 5 through 13 at an after-school/summer camp program for twelve years, where I became the Assistant Site Coordinator. I am very excited and passionate about teaching students how to live an active and healthy lifestyle, and to teach them the skills needed to enhance their abilities in educational games, educational dance and educational gymnastics.
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. There is also a PE survey to let me know how I can assist you during remote learning.
Check out our new unit...DANCE, under Physical Education Units. The unit will begin Tuesday, May 26th and end Tuesday, June 9th. Videos will demonstrate dances in this unit. Send videos to my email of you dancing to a song, to earn a participation certificate!! You can dance inside OR enjoy the weather and bring the music outside!! Scroll down to PAGE 2 to get started!!
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! I hope Wood School is doing well and I look forward to seeing you when we return to school!
Please feel free to contact me at anytime if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Thank you!!