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Preschool/Kindergarten Curriculum:
Physical Education

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The spacious and beautiful outdoor environments of the San Francisco School preschool classes provide ample opportunities for gross motor development, cooperative games and sports, as well as free and active play. Physical apparatus includes swings, slides, parallel ladders, sliding poles, climbing structures, climbing trees, balance beams, trikes, and balls of all types (basketballs, soccer balls, softballs, tee balls, nerf footballs, utility balls). Large motor development is also encouraged through the use of tools: Child-sized brooms, shovels and rakes and woodworking tools such as hammers and saws are available. The proper use of all apparatus is carefully presented by the teacher and activities involving tools are closely supervised for safety. Teachers lead children in games such as: Duck, Duck, Goose; Red Light/ Green Light; or various tag games.

Four and five-year olds participate in formal physical education by attending a weekly class in elementary outdoor areas with the PE teacher. The goals of this program can be summarized as follows:
  • Developing efficient movement skills
  • Improving and maintaining physical fitness
  • Enhancing coordination
  • Reinforcing skills needed to cooperate with others
  • Offering methods to resolve issues of cooperation in a mutually satisfying manner
  • Stimulating interest in anatomy, health, safety and the environment.
It is important in this experience with a more structured group that the children feel excited and enthused about PE. By intertwining a variety of small group games, cooperative games, obstacle courses with holiday and seasonal themes, and individual skills practice sessions throughout the year, the broad goals of the program can be met.











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