Health and PE
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 5th 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.
Pre-School- Monday/Friday 2:30-3:00
Pre-K- Tuesday/Thursday 2:30-3:00
K/1 Eickmeyer- Monday/Thursday 9:45-10:30
K/1 Emminger- Tuesday/Friday 9:45-10:30
2nd- Monday/Thursday 1:30-2:15
3rd- Tuesday/Friday 1:30-2:15
4th- Monday/Thursday 9:00-9:45
Health & Physical Education
Pre-School 3– The recent weather has caused our lessons to take place in the classroom. This is a great opportunity to practice previously skills that the students have learned (Locomotor skills, throwing, catching, striking a ball with feet, dribbling a ball with feet). They are also learning a variety of age appropriate dances (Bunny Hop, Mexican Hat Dance, Hokey Pokey).
Pre-K 4– The recent weather has caused our lessons to take place in the classroom. This is a great opportunity to practice previously skills that the students have learned (Locomotor skills, throwing, catching, striking a ball with feet, dribbling a ball with feet). They are also learning a variety of age appropriate dances (Bunny Hop, Mexican Hat Dance, Hokey Pokey).
In the next few weeks, we will begin our balancing unit. Students will learn about what balancing is and why it is so important. They will perform balances that I show them, as well as create there own balances using a variety of different body parts. This is a great chance for the kids to show their creativity while practicing an extremely important life long skill.
K/1– The students did extremely well during their Skills In Soccer unit. Their dribbling, passing, trapping and striking has improved. Feel free to practice these skills with them. They can identify the important parts of the foot used to perform all of these skills, as well as the appropriate times in soccer when these skills should be used.
We have been working on balancing the last few classes. The students have had the opportunity to be very creative with the balances they have performed. They should be able to identify the body parts that are touching the floor in order to balance, the number of parts that are being used, and the physically perform the balance. We will then discuss some of the health related components that are being used while performing a variety of different balances (flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance)
Chaperone Forms and Information
Ross has recently been approved to have a Fall Co-ed Cross Country team, which I will be coaching. The District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association requires forms that must get filled out by a parent/guardian and doctor in order for your child to participate. These forms can be found below.