Welcome to the Southwest Elementary School Physical Education Page!
My name is Anneli Bennett and I have been teaching for Guilford County Schools for 30 years. I am originally from Sweden. I went to High Point University for my undergraduate degree in Physical Education and Science. I also played tennis and field hockey for HPU. I received my Master’s Degree of Science from UNC-Greensboro and I have a National Board Certification.
Our program consists of developmentally appropriate activities that create maximum opportunities for development of skills, knowledge, health-related fitness, and ultimately, the confidence to enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle. I teach Kindergarten through 5th grade. The North Carolina Essential Standard for Physical Education are: Motor Skills – Apply competent motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities. Movement Concepts – Understand concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics that apply to the learning and performance of movement. Health-Related Fitness – Understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. Personal/Social Responsibility – Use behavioral strategies that are responsible and enhance respect of self and others and value activity.
Third – Fifth grade students participated in GCS mandated semi-annual fitness assessments. These assessments measure the Five Components of Health-Related Fitness. Semi-annual report cards are sent home where your child’s scores are compared to the FITNESSGRAM Standards for Healthy Fitness Zone. Body composition is one component of these assessments where each student gets measured for height and weight. This is done in a private setting, one student at a time. We do not tell the students their measurements so that no conversations take place afterwards regarding these measured values. If you would like to “opt out” of this component, please print the “Opt Out” letter and turn it in to Ms. Bennett. (See below for forms.)