Physical Education

  • At Nissitissit, we believe that every student can be physically fit.  We want to help students enjoy exercise and provide them with opportunities to try new activities that will improve their fitness level.  Our curriculum provides students with a wide range of aerobic and anaerobic activities, as well as emotional regulation strategies for each unit.  We understand that middle schoolers have different competitive levels and therefore we offer a competitive and a non-competitive activity during each class.  We understand that every student has different strengths and sometimes students feel uncertain or nervous when trying something new.  Therefore, attitude, effort, participation, and good sportsmanship are the basis of our grading system. Students do not need to be natural athletes to earn an “A”.  We expect each student to try and be active during each class. Our program provides students with the knowledge and tools to be healthy and pursue lifelong physical fitness.

    Physical Education Scope and Sequence 


    Emotional Regulation Focus

    Beginning of the Year: Rules, Procedures, and Cooperative Games

    • Identify positive and negative behaviors, and procedures of what to do when you are involved / witness negative behavior.

    Outdoor Aerobic Sports: Soccer, Speedball, Ultimate Frisbee

    • Think rationally, even when frustrated

    • How to manage disappointment

    Anaerobic Sports: Football, Volleyball

    • How you think affects how you feel

    • Have an open mind to try new things

    • Managing anxiety & nervousness

    Pre-Fitness Testing

    • Consider the big picture

    • Focus on improving yourself not comparing yourself to others.

    Fitness Stations including Yoga, Medicine Balls, Foam Rollers, and more!

    • Notice how others are reacting to you

    • Relaxation activities

    Post Fitness Testing

    • Consider the big picture

    • Focus on improving yourself not comparing yourself to others.

    Indoor Aerobic Sports: Basketball, Floor Hockey

    • Monitoring the intensity of your emotions

    • Considers a range of solutions to a problem

    • Thinking hypothetically, envisioning different possibilities.

    Net Games: Badminton, Pickleball, Nitroball

    • Understanding how your behavior affects other people.

    • Think before you respond; considers the likely outcomes or consequences of his or her actions.

    Creative Games: Matball, Bunnyball

    • distract yourself with something