Health and PE

Health and Physical Education at Ross

Our goal in Health and Physical Education is to help each student develop physically, socially, emotionally, and mentally.  The extensive curriculum gives students the opportunity to see what types of activities they enjoy, in hopes that they continue to do them throughout life.  Students at Ross will come away with an understanding of why exercise and healthy living is so important for a fulfilling life.  

Our Schedule

Content Overview

Pre-Kindergarten

Pre-Kindergarten

Outdoor Rules and Procedures · Locomotor Skills · Balance Bikes · Throwing and Catching · Soccer Skills Unit · Gymnastics · Fitness · Striking

Kindergarten/ First Grade

Kindergarten/ First Grade

PE

· Outdoor rules and procedures · Locomotor skills · Throwing and Catching · Soccer Skills unit · Fitness · Parkour · Striking

Health

· Different types of families· Understanding our Bodies· My Space Your Space · Home, School, and Playground Safety · Growing Vegetable Soup · Strangers and Trusted Adults

2nd Grade

2nd Grade

PE

· Outdoor rules and procedures · Locomotor skills · Biking · Throwing and Catching · Soccer Skills unit · Fitness · Parkour · Striking

Health

· Understanding our Bodies · Bullying Is Never Okay · Cut it Out! · Seeking Help

3rd Grade

3rd Grade

PE

· Outdoor rules and procedures · Cooperative Games (Team Building) · Swimming · Throwing and Catching · Soccer Skills unit · Fitness · Parkour · Striking

Health

· Understanding our Bodies · Respect For All · Teasing, Harassment, and Bullying · Feeling Safe · Systems of the body (Digestive -Circulatory, Respiratory,  Nervous, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems)

4th Grade

4th Grade

PE

· Outdoor rules and procedures · Cooperative Games (Team Building) · Swimming · Throwing and Catching · Soccer Skills unit · Fitness · Parkour · Striking

Health

· Making Sense of Puberty · Figuring Out Friendship · Your Body Your Rights · Taking a Stand Against Bullying · Sweet Green Unit

5th Grade

5th Grade

PE

· Outdoor rules and procedures · Cooperative Games (Team Building) · Throwing and Catching · Soccer Skills unit · Fitness · Parkour · Striking

Health

· Sexual Reproduction and Anatomy · Puberty and Reproduction · What’s Love Anyway · Learning About HIV · Being Clear With Your Friends

After School Athletics

Contact Information

Jason Shedga

Jason Shedga

jason.shegda@k12.dc.gov

My name is Jason Shegda and I am the Health and Physical Education Teacher. In 2009, I graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education. I also have a master’s degree from California University of Pennsylvania in Health and Wellness. This will be my 8th year teaching at Ross. Our goal in Health and Physical Education is to help each student develop physically, socially, emotionally, and mentally. The extensive curriculum gives students the opportunity to see what types of activities they enjoy, in hopes that they continue to do them throughout life. Students at Ross will come away with an understanding of why exercise and healthy living is so important for a fulfilling life.

For further information about what is happening in Health and PE, check out Principal Searl’s Weekly Bulletin for monthly updates.