• Welcome to Mr. Murphy's Physical Education Class!
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    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. 
    3rd Grade
    • 3F- Wednesday and Friday
    • 3L- Tuesday and Friday
    • 3N- Monday and Friday
    • 3V- Tuesday and Thursday 


    4th Grade

    • 4D- Tuesday and Wednesday
    • 4H- Monday, Thursday and Friday
    • 4N- Tuesday and Thursday
    • 4S- Monday and Wednesday


    5th Grade

    • 5F- Monday and Wednesday
    • 5H- Tuesday and Thursday
    • 5L- Wednesday and Friday
    • 5W- Tuesday and Friday 


    6th Grade

    • 6E- Monday and Thursday
    • 6M- Wednesday and Thursday
    • 6R- Monday and Thursday
    • 6S- Monday and Friday 
    Hi 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 pcole@plainville.k12.ma.us. If you would like to volunteer, please email me at dmurphy@plainville.k12.ma.us 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

    Physical 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
    Please take a look at the Favorite LinksPhysical 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!!