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Teacher: Richard A. Samaria who teaches at Wellington School in Belmont, MA. Richard A. Samaria can be contacted at

Name of Best Practice: Family and Physical Education Nights

Rationale/Purpose of Event: To provide an evening for parents and students to learn about and partake in our Physical Education Program.

Suggested Grade Level: K-5

Materials Needed: Equipment that matches the activities for the stations.

Family and Physical Education Nights

Each grade performs a program of events they have learned through the year. Each grade has their own night and extra nights are set aside for family nights. The parents are then invited to participate with the children. Students are asked to teach their parents about the activities and when they want to the parents partake in the activities with their children. Some of the activities that we have done are:

  • Jump rope activities

  • Dances

  • Ball type activities

  • Circuit activities

  • Cooperative challenges

  • Multicultural events

  • Integrated activities

  • Creative problem solving

  • Activities involving the physically challenged

  • Awareness stations, etc.

This has been a wonderful way to showcase all aspects of our program.

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Posted on PEC: 10/9/2001 and has received 123 votes.

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