Ms. Thiel is the Physical Education teacher at P.S. 326. Physical education (PE) is a required academic subject that teaches participation in lifelong, health-enhancing physical activity. In PE, students learn to work as a team, develop healthy personal fitness habits, and set fitness goals now and throughout their lives. PE is not recess, or a before- or after-school sports club.
A regular class scheduled during the school day.
Taught by a certified, licensed DOE teacher.
Instruction on a wide range of skills, not just sports .
Based on a curriculum, with established learning standards (for more information, please visit the New York City K-5 Physical Education Scope and Sequence )
PE and Learning
Research shows that:
Daily physical activity and PE can improve academic achievement.
Students who are physically fit do better on tests.
Physically active students have better attention spans, classroom behavior, and attendance.
PE can improve the school climate.