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7th Grade , Health

Health and Physical Education:
Grades 5-8. 
We will be focusing the first quarter of Health and Physical Education on the virtues of Temperance.  We will pray for and encourage ways to improve this virtue within our class, families, the St. Paul community and everywhere.  Our focus on the virtues will continue development of the Spiritual component in the wellness model of Spiritual, Mental/Emotional, Social and Physical Health.
We have focused our Social Health topics on the standards surrounding hygiene, healthy relationships, communication and conflict resolution.  In the next month during Physical Education we hope to improve our ability to use teamwork to accomplish goals.  Through a variety of team games our focus will be on demonstration, understanding as well as competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.  Grades 5 -8 will be focus on the expectation to exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects themselves and others in a physical activity setting.   As always we will continue to enhance our understanding of the implications and benefits of a physically active lifestyle.
The students are continuing to work hard and have been making progress in developing their Health Spiritually, Physically, Mentally and Socially.  Again, participation has been outstanding and we are excited about such a great start to the school year.  
In Health and Fitness,
Dominick Mazza – 5-8 Health and Physical Education teacher-St. Paul School