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The physical education teacher at Blaine Elementary School has developed a unique physical education program based on Washington State Standards in Health and Fitness and is augmented by NASPE's National Standards. 480 3rd – 5th grade students come to physical education every third day for a 40 minute class session. The BES PE curriculum uses the 11-Step Achievement Based Curriculum Model (ABC Model). The BES physical education program includes seven instructional skill/activity theme units of soccer, basketball, traverse wall climbing, tumbling, volleyball, dance, and cricket. Five health-related fitness components are incorporated within the units.
A unique project for 4th and 5th graders is a FitFolio which is maintained throughout the school year and includes fitness concepts and scores, goal setting and reports which are sent home for parent perusal, signature and comment. There are many opportunities outside of the physical education class for physical activity. In the fall, students take part in Washington state's Healthiest School Challenge. Other activities include the "Pumpkin Run in October, Jump Rope for Heart in February, PE Central Challenge in March, Bike to School/Work month in May and participation in ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously). The PE program has unique activities such as unicycles and helmets. In addition to the PE teacher's regular curricular program, he hosts an "Open Gym" every morning before the start of school throughout the year. The PE website is very extensive and provides valuable information about the BES PE program and other links for living a healthy lifestyle.