HERE for the Monthly PE Cover Sheet.

There are THREE assignments every month for this physical education course.
Assignment 1:  Physical Activity Log (details below)
Assignment 2:  Reflection Essay (details below)
Assignment 3: Content Assignment (details below)

Assignment 1:  Physical Activity Log
Actually do (and report on a log) physical activity that meets the Physical Education standards, such as: Playing an organized sport (such as soccer, softball, ice skating), taking lessons (such as gymnastics, karate...), certain professional activities (such as ballet), and planned activity that increases physical endurance or strength (such as regular running or weight lifting) can count as physical activity for this requirement.  Things that DO NOT COUNT are walking the dog, playing pick-up baseball in a lot down the street, riding a bike or skateboarding for fun (unless it involves hours of hard aerobic exercise).
  • 200 MINUTES:  By CA State Board of Education regulation, high school students must have at least 200 minutes of appropriate physical activity every week (about 3 1/2 hours), and the log must be verified (signed) by a parent, coach, or other responsible adult (signing the cover sheet suffices)
  • PARENT SIGNATURE REQUIRED The log is only considered valid if a parent or teaching adult (such as a coach) signs the cover sheet verifying that the physical activity did indeed take place.  Without that signature, Part 1 is a zero (F) grade, regardless of the amount or type of physical activity shown on the log.
  • TYPE OF LOG IS YOUR CHOICE:  There are various types of logs available; however, you may use any type of log that clearly shows what activity you did, what day you did it, and how long you spent doing it.  Some students don't use any of these logs, but instead they write a list on a document, one line per day, with date, amount of time, activity.

Assignment 2: Reflection Essay
Write an essay reflecting on how the physical activity in the first requirement has helped you improve physically.  You can include difficulties you faced, things you plan to change...whatever makes sense---and will make sense to your teacher.  This essay needs to be 150-200 words, but remember that the minimum (150) is only a C- grade.  An A grade in any course means you have gone above and beyond the minimum, and done it well, so if you want to earn an A on the essay, write more than 200 words, and make it a quality essay--well-written with good information. 

Assignment 3:  Content Assignment
Months 1 through 5  (1st Semester)Worksheets. 
Do the worksheets provided at the links below, by month.  Write your answers thoughtfully, with detail and clear explanations.
          Month 1       Month 2       Month 3       Month 4       Month 5

Months 6 through 10 (2nd Semester),  Topical Research Paper. 
Write a short research report on a physical education topic of your choice.  You have two ways to do the research report; it's your choice which of these two ways you want to do it.  

     Research Report Method 1 Follow the Part 3 Handout
These things you must know if you choose to do this:
  • COMPLETE SENTENCES.  Make sure all your answers are in complete sentence form, and are thoughtful, complete, and well-written. 
  • TWO CORRECT SOURCES.  You must use a minimum of two sources.  If they are internet webpages, make sure you give the entire link (URL) of the websites you use, not just the home page URL.  For instance, if you are researching treatments for leukemia, you might find this website:  If you just put as the URL on your paper, you will lose credit.  The source only counts if what you write down will allow me to go directly to the website where you found your information about the topic. 
  • Don't miss any of the questions that you have to answer at the bottom of the page. 
  • Be especially thoughtful about why you trust a source.  In fact, if you ever use any wikipedia webpage, make sure you find the same or similar information somewhere else, because wikipedia is known for not having control over the information that is available there.  

     Research Report Method 2:   Write a one-page topical research paper.  Topics can be anything having to do with physical education, such as nutrition, sports medicine/injuries, exercise, research about individual sports.  If uncertain that a particular topic is appropriate, check with the teacher.  You must provide at least two resources showing where you found your information. 

Requirements for the topical research paper:
  1. TYPED.
  3. 12 POINT font. 
  4. ONE FULL PAGE minimum (90% of the page is considered close enough). You are welcome to write more than one page--but not more than two pages. 
  5. MLA style rules for the paper and to credit sources. 
  7. FULL URL  for internet sources
    (i.e., not  when it should be  
  8. DIFFERENT TOPIC EACH MONTH.  Can be similar in concept to a previous concept but significantly different (such as treatment of an injury one month, and treatment of an illness a different month). 
  9. YOUR WORK, NOT COPIED. Copied work--from a website, a friend, or anything--is cheating (unless credited appropriately). Following our school's Academic Honesty Policy, an incident of cheating results in a zero grade for that assignment.  A repeat violation of the honesty policy results in failure of the course.  Therefore, research for information, but write your essay in your own words.
    NOTE: If you're not sure, then make the choice to give credit to the source, even though it means more work to do.