Our goal is to provide every child with the ability, confidence and desire to be physically active for life.
Ability. Children need to be capable of performing the basic motor skills (running, jumping, kicking, balancing, etc.) and have the stamina to engage in physical activity.
Confidence. Children need to believe in their ability before they are willing to engage in physical activity. This is accomplished through a safe and supportive environment and developmentally appropriate activities that allow EACH student to experience success.
Desire. Children need to be excited about being physically active so they want to participate. Activities should be fun and motivate children to do their best.
OUR APPROACH TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION
GrowFit offers a unique approach to physical education for elementary and middle schools that is based on the latest research, national/state standards and our experience in the classroom.
Adapts to the students. The right lesson at the right time to deeply differentiate learning.
Develops skills and closes gaps. Ensures concepts are understood before moving on to the next lesson.
Keeps students moving. Aerobic activity provides immediate health benefits to the heart and brain and reduces the risk of becoming overweight.
Provides a supportive environment. Students learn best when they are in a safe learning environment based on self-improvement and the development of life skills.
Emphasizes sportsmanship and teamwork. Group activities teach students how to interact with their peers and be a part of a team.
Is fun. Students that enjoy themselves while participating in physical activity are more likely to continue engaging in an active lifestyle.
BENEFITS OF THE GROWFIT CURRICULUM
- Allows teachers to start their lesson plans the correct starting place based on their class’ ability level (instead of teaching every student, in the same grade, the same thing).
- Allows teachers to pace the class to meet the needs of their students.
- Teachers can differentiate skill instruction. Teachers can move up or down the progression to provide each student with a practice task that allows them to experience success.
- Provides activities that are fun and inclusive.