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Teacher Name: Mrs. Irving
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Subjects I Teach: Physical Education
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Hello and welcome to Pleasant Grove Elementary Schools Physical Education Class where everything is pleasant.  The American Heart Association recommends that children get a least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.  Increased physical activity has been associated with longer life expectancies and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease as well as related risk factors such as: high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity. I play an essential role in getting PGES students excited, engaged and active for a lifetime.   Student will come to Physical Education two time each week. 

We are super excited that we earned platinum level for the Governor's Shape Award! This is our second year participating, and we are very proud of the commitment to wellness shown by the PGES staff, students, and community.

This is our 9th year participating in the Falcons First Down for Fitness presented by the employees of Marsh & McLennan and Publix Supermarkets. It is a three-month program (September 7 through November 30, 2015) designed to challenge third through fifth grade students to participate in fitness activities, eat healthy and lead a healthy lifestyle.  The program incorporates components of the NFL’s Play 60 initiative, the American Heart Association, and Fuel Up to Play 60 nutrition program available through the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA).  We will have a "Tip of the Week" from a player or cheerleader that we will view in class or televise on KNN News to keep the students motivated. 

This year we are continuing our  “Kid’s Tennis Club” to our after school program as part of the Henry County Youth Tennis Initiative. Tennis is also taught in physical education class.  Tennis is a sport of opportunity where kids can play in school, at parks, in clubs, and even at home.  A number of studies have confirmed that PE tennis programs and after school tennis clubs readily provide healthful recreation and physical fitness, and thereby encourage the long-term educational success of school children.

The USTA is providing all of the tennis equipment and teaching materials to the our school free of charge. All of our students are very excited to be a part of the program and enjoy learning the skills it takes to play tennis.